1. Appomattox Courthouse
General Lee began to move west hoping to find to escape the union forces; so that he could meet up with Johnston. But there were no way out of it, unfortunately all the route was blocked off by the union soldiers. Lee realized that it was pointless to sheds more blood for his army; so he arranged a meeting with Grant in his home town of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia; On April 9 Lee surrender, and days later Johnson surrender too. Finally the long war was over.
  2. John Brown
John brown was one of the abolitionists in Kansas; He considered himself as a committed soldier of god and hoping to put an end to slavery. Brown gathered some people and his sons to killed five slave owner; as a warning to other slave owner settlers. The incident was called the Pottawatomie Massacre. With some encouragement and some funding by other abolitionist, he was able to come up with a plan to seize a mountain fortress in Virginia from which he believed could be a slave insurrection in the south.   October 16 he attempts an attack with 18 of his man to seized harpers Ferry Virginia.   But soon enough the citizen fought back and after 10 of his man were killed he finally surrender.   In the end Brown and six of his men were hanged.
  3. Missouri Compromise
By 1818, Missouri Territory had gained sufficient population to warrant its admission into the Union as a state. Its settlers came largely from the South, and it was expected that Missouri would be a slave state. To a statehood bill brought before the House of Representatives, James Tallmadge of New York proposed an amendment that would forbid importation of slaves, and would bring about the ultimate emancipation of all slaves born in Missouri. This amendment passed the House February 19, but not the Senate. The bitterness of the debates sharply emphasized the sectional division of the United States. In 1820, a bill to admit Maine as a state passed the House. The admission of Alabama as a slave state...