Causes of Civil War Timeline

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  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    A bill to outlaw slavery in any territory the United States that might acquire from the War with Mexico
    Caption: This is a picture of David Wilmot
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The compromise was that if California became a free state, slave states would become a minority in the Senate just as they were in the House
    Caption: This is the document of Compromise of 1850
  • Fugitive slave act

    Fugitive slave act
    Helped Slave owners recapture slaves better because they wouldn't need a arrest warrant
    Caption: This is the document of the Fugitivie slave act
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A novel that explains the cruelty and immorality of slavery it was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    A bill that was drafted to organize the Nebraska Territory it proposed to divide the territory into two parts Nebraska and Kansas.
    Caption: The document of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Formation of republican party

    Formation of republican party
    When the Whig Party was having problems they split and then the northern part of the whig party made the Republicans
    Caption: this is the republican party logo
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A war that was broke out after John Brown led a massacre in the Potawatomie creek.
    Caption: this is the painting of John Brown leading the massacre
  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford

    Dred Scott vs. Sandford
    Dred Scott's owner died he said that he was free because he lived in territories where slavery was illegal the case reached the supreme court but they ruled against it because he was not a U.S. citizen.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner-

    Caning of Charles Sumner-
    Senator Charles Sumner insulted A.P. Butler and a relative of Butler beat Sumner unconciously. After the North made the ralying cry Bleeding Sumners
    Caption:this is a picture of Brooks caning Sumner
  • Attack on Harper's Ferry

    Attack on Harper's Ferry
    When John Brown went to Harper's Ferry, Virginia to capture all the U.S. weapons.
    Caption: a portrait of John Brown
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The Southerners wanted the party to defend slavery in the party's platform but Lincoln won so the south was not happy and the north was
    Caption: this is a picture of abraham lincoln's ad
  • Secession

    Before the election the South said that if Lincoln won they would secede from the country so when Lincoln won they seceded from the country.
    Caption: This is the picture of the country split into 2