Free Soil Party Organized
Anti-slavery groups organize the Free Soil Party.
First Women's Rights Convention
Seneca Falls, New York, hosts the first Women’s Rights Convention. Women’s rights activists, such as Amy Post, Angelina Grimke, and Susan B. Anthony, become outspoken opponents of slavery.
Rhode Island Passes Personal Liberty Laws
Rhode Island passes a personal liberty law.
Connecticut Law Prohibits Slavery
Connecticut law prohibits slavery entirely.
South Carolina Allows Interstate Slave Trade
South Carolina removes restraints on interstates slave trade.
Free Soil Party Tries to Prevent Slavery Spread
Free Soil Party is organized to stop the spread of slavery into the Western territories.
Slavery Banned in French Territories
Slavery is abolished in all French territories.