The Abolition of Slavery
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The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery was formed, the first Quaker anti-slavery society. Thomas Paine speaks out against slavery.
Parliament outlaws British participation in the African Slave Trade.
Missouri Compromise allows Missouri to become a slave state, establishes Maine as a free state, and bans slavery in the territory west of Missouri.
Lincoln is elected president, leading to the southern states seceding and the start of the Civil War between free states and slave states
The Civil War ends with a northern victory. Lincoln is assassinated. The thirteenth amendment to the constitution abolishing slavery is ratified
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