• Uncle Tom's Cabin

    This was created by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book would illustrate the horrors of slavery. This book cause great controversy among the nation and is credited to have started the Civil war. South thought it made slavery look to be worse than it was.
  • Republican Party

    The Republican Party was founded by former Whig members who were anti-slavery. This party was supported by Northern who were an-slavery. The south would obviously have a distaste towards this party.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska Act would allow states to vote whether they would allow slavery. It split the rest of the territory from the Louisana purchase into Nebraska and Kansas. This was created due to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
  • Bloody Kansas

    This result from the Kansas Nebraska act. This was a period of time were pro and anti-slavery supporters would cause conflict in Kansas as they argue about slavery. This resulted in towns being destroyed and many causalities.
  • Brooks-Sumner incident

    Sumner would give a speech addressing the recent events in Kansas. Brooks would then attack Sumner on the Senate floor. This would cause controversy among the Northerns and Southerns.
  • Election of 1856

    This election was between Democratic nominee James Buchanan and Republican nominee John Fremont. Buchanan would win the election and this again would cause tension between the North and South.
  • LeCompton Constitution

    This constitution was made to defend slavery in Kansas. The constitution was made in response to Kansas becoming a free state.
  • Dred Scott

    This was the Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford. This case would go against Dred Scott and say that African Americans can not be civilians and are seen as property. It also repealed the Missouri Compromise.
  • House Divided Speech

    This speech was given by Abraham Lincoln. This speech was in response to the Dred Scott V. Sanford case. He would argue how this case would spread slavery to the north and that a house divide against itself cannot stand.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    These were debates for the senate seat in Illonies between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln would trap Douglas with a question on what was more important the Supreme court decision or the people's action. Douglas would respond by saying the people's actions. This lead to southern believing that Douglas was against slavery and lead to a split in the democratic party. This would be known as the Freeport doctorine.
  • Harper's Ferry

    The Harper's Ferry raid was done by abolitionist John Brown. This raid had the intent of starting a rebellion by stealing weapons in the armory. John Brown believed that slavery was an act against God. This would cause larger tension among the North and South as John Brown is trialed with treason and sentenced to death.
  • John Brown Execution

    John Brown was sentenced to death for treason, murder, and insurrection. This would again cause tension to rise between the South and the North.
  • Election of 1860

    This was between Abraham Lincoln and John C. Breckinridge. This election was significant for the fact that it was so controversial. This election showed the division among the states as Lincoln won the election but lost the electoral college. This outcome would not go over well with the south as Lincoln had not gained the support of a single southern state. This lead to the secession of the southern states and the fall of the democratic party.
  • Secession

    Eleven states would secede from the U.s after Lincoln is elected. These would leave due to resentment towards the 1860 election in which Lincoln loss the popular vote and due to the threat of slavery being outlawed. The order for the secession was South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
  • Lincoln's 1" inaugural Address

    Lincoln would give this address to set his position. He would say he would not interfere in slavery. He would only want a united nation. But he would still enforce laws on the southern states leading the Civil war.