Secession Era

 

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Secession and Civil War Era: 1850 - 1860
The United States History articles in this section on the Secession Era relate to the important events, famous people and dates from 1850 - 1860. The issues of States Rights and Slavery led to the Secession of the South and the previously United States of America was split into two.  The plight of the slaves was highlighted by the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and the actions of the Abolitionist Movement caused bitter disputes between the North and the South - Civil War was inevitable. The leaders of the country who were elected president during the Secession Era, and helped to make United States History, were Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan.

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Find interesting facts, history and important information about United States History from 1850 - 1860 in the Secession Era with a short summary and definition followed by detailed info about each of these important historical events.

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
This article about the Secession and Civil War Era in United States History is presented in a unique way by linking the most famous events in the Secession Era of 1850 - 1860 with the presidents who were in power during the time when these important events in American history occurred. An easy way to discover facts, dates and information about the Important historical events in each of the Presidencies that occured during the Secession Era of United States history that spanned from 1850 - 1860. The subject of the bloody, bitter conflict is so vast that it has been covered in a separate website the Civil War.

President Millard Fillmore and the Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Millard Fillmore includes the Compromise of 1850, aka the Omnibus Bill, Uncle Tom's Cabin and Commodore Perry's Mission to Japan - United States History for Kids:

 

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Millard Fillmore Presidency (1850-1853)

President Millard Fillmore

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Millard Fillmore and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
Compromise of 1850An attempt to smooth out differences between the slave states and the free states
  
The Fugitive Slave Act 1850Guaranteed the right of a owners to recover an escaped slave
  
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher StoweThe impact of the novel on the Abolitionist Movements
  
Uncle Tom's Cabin SummaryAn insight into the story and characters of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  
Commodore Matthew Perry's Mission to JapanOpening diplomatic and trade relations between the United States and Japan.
  
Treaty of KanagawaSigned by Commodore Perry and the Shogunate of the Japanese government
  

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860 - Millard Fillmore Presidency

President Franklin Pierce and the Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Franklin Pierce includes the Gadsden Purchase, The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Ostend Manifesto - United States History for Kids:

 

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Franklin Pierce Presidency (1853-1857)

President Franklin Pierce

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Franklin Pierce and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
The 1853 Gadsden PurchaseAcquisition of 30,000 sq. miles in Arizona and New Mexico for $10 million dollars.
  
The 1854 Kansas-Nebraska ActAllowed settlers in the new territories to decide whether or not to have slavery
  
Popular Sovereignty and SlaveryPopular Sovereignty used in debates concerning the slavery extension issue in new territories
  
Bleeding Kansas 1854–1861Violent confrontations in Kansas, and border towns of Missouri, after the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  
Treaty of KanagawaTreaty of Kanagawa began a tradition of "Gunboat diplomacy"
  
The Ostend ManifestoThe Ostend Manifesto planned for the annexation of Cuba from Spain
  
Steel and the Bessemer ProcessHenry Bessemer invents a process in 1855 to create steel from iron
  

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860 - Franklin Pierce Presidency

President James Buchanan and the Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
Important events in United States History during the presidency of James Buchanan includes the Panic of 1857, The Dred Scott Decision, Harpers Ferry, The Pony Express. The events surrounding Secession are detailed in the Civil War website.

 

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860
James Buchanan Presidency (1857-1861)

President James Buchanan

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of James Buchanan and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
The Panic of 1857The national depression engulfed the country for nearly three years
 
Treaty of Amity and Commerce aka the Harris Treaty
  
The Dred Scott DecisionThe Dred Scott Decision ruled that slaves were property
  
The Pony ExpressLegendary mail service across 2000 miles in 10 days from Missouri to California
  
Central ParkRead about the history and construction of Central Park, Manhattan, New York
  
John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s FerryThe militant anti-slavery activist tried to seize ammunition from an armory at Harpers Ferry
  
John Brown Biography and Timeline20 Interesting facts about John Brown
 
Song and Lyrics to John Brown's Body Lies A-Mouldering in the Grave Song

Secession Era: United States History from 1850 - 1860 - James Buchanan Presidency

 

President James Buchanan, Secession and the Civil War
The events surrounding Secession are detailed in our Civil War website.

 

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Crash Course in American History: Summaries of Events in the Secession Era
A fast overview, or crash course in American History, during the Secession Era can be obtained from the interesting and important articles on United States History for Kids that can be found in the section. There are summaries and definitions of the key historical events for each of the presidencies of the Secession Era from 1850 - 1860.

United States History for Kids: Video of US Presidents
The articles in the Secession and Civil War section of the United States History for Kids website provides historical facts and information about the important historical events that occurred from 1850 - 1860. The following video will give you additional important facts, history and dates about the personal and political lives of all the US Presidents of the New Nation Era, adding to your knowledge of United States History.

 

 

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