Antebellum Period


antebellum period

The Antebellum Period: The Storm Before The Storm

The Antebellum Period is a five-decade period in American history that spans the years after the War of 1812 but before the Civil War in 1861. This period saw the end of the Founding Fathers and their generation when questions of slavery and states rights remained...
Missouri Compromise of 1820

The Missouri Compromise of 1820

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was the legislation that provided for the admission of Maine to the United States as a free state along with Missouri as a slave state, thus maintaining the balance of power between North and South in the United States Senate. The...
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry was an 1859 effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in Southern states by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry It is difficult to...
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Dred Scott Supreme Court Case

Dred Scott Supreme Court Case

The Dred Scott Supreme Court case decision, formally Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sandford, was a legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, ruled (7–2) that a slave (Dred Scott) who had resided in a free state and territory (where slavery was prohibited)...
American Anti-Slavery Society Facts

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS)

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS; 1833–1870) was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. American Anti-Slavery Society: More rhetorical blows Among the abolitionist movement’s most prominent spokesmen was the Massachusetts...
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