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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was a deal created by Henry Clay that allowed Missouri to become a slave state. The north did not like this because that would mean the south had more slave states the north free states. Henry Clay said “Why don’t we let another state become a free state. So Maine became a free state and Missouri became a slave state .
  • Slavery

    Would you like to work for nothing? Well if you said no, you would not like to be a slave. Slaves were treated as property because whites believe that they are better than blacks. The slave owners would always say the slaves have no rights. They were treated so cruelly and they got beaten and whipped.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a compromise that said California can become a free state but Utah and New Mexico have to become slave states. This compromise was also though up by Henry Clay, who made up the Missouri Compromise. The south was against this compromise because California was such a big state. Later, the south had to agree to it but in the end everyone got what they wanted.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which said the new territories involved in the Louisiana Purchase which includes Missouri are permitted to join The Union. The south got really mad because Henry Clay made The Missouri Compromise and Missouri was their state now. The south thought the north did it, but it turns out Congress did it. All of this led to Bleeding Kansas which was the first major cause of The Civil War.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave and his owner traveled with his slaves to non- slave states. Dred Scott saw this opportunity to sue his owner, so he did. The case went to so many courts until Chief Justice Roger Taney of The Supreme Court heard about it. The Supreme Court got together and started talking about if they should invite them there. Then, someone said “We are not letting slaves have rights they are not people.” Next, they passed a law saying that slavery was prohibited in new territories.
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    John Brown was a white abolitionist who absolutely hated slavery. He wanted to let slaves’ free power, which to him meant violence. So he went to Harper’s Ferry, Virginia with a few other wealthy abolitionists, and they took the town and the arsenal. John Brown guarded the arsenal while the others went ahead. He later got surrounded by the local militia. Soon, the marines came and then the abolitionists had to surrender. On December 2 John Brown was hung, and charged for murder and treason.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln worked really hard to win against his opponent, Steven Douglas, and he did. The Confederacy hated that because they did not even vote for him. Before President Lincoln became President, he promised that he would leave slavery as it is. The north was furious because they wanted to end slavery. So The Confederacy wanted to impeach him because they did not believe him when he said he would leave slavery the way it is. Later, The Confederacy elected their own president and his name.