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    Causes of the CIvil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The states were fighting over if Missouri would be created as a state. The North had a bigger population and so they thought if they joined Missouri as a free state or a slave state it would make it unfair. So the Missouri Compromise was made by Henry Clay in 1820 when Maine also wanted to join as a state. So they drew a 36 by 30 north line and everything north of that line would be a free state, and it kept peace bewteen the two states for thirty years.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner’s Rebellion started August 21, 1831. Nat Turner brought his revolt and started to kill people. Then a large militia came and stopped the killing. But when the rebellion was over at least 100 blacks had died, and Nat Turner was found on October 30, 1831 and hung on November 11, 1831.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    One region north of the 36 by 30 north line was split into two territories. Both territories got to vote on whether they wanted slavery or didn't want slavery in their territories. There was no more Missouri Compromise because they were letting the territories choose if they wanted slavery when it was north of the 36 by 30 north line. The Kansas- Nebraska Act was proposed by Stephen A. Douglas, and then later signed by President Franklin Pierce.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who sued his own owner which is one of the most famous cases of all time! He was living in Illinois which is a northern state which a slave would be free. The Supreme Court said that slaves had no rights for freedom and that slaves were private property. Dred Scott lost the case and also the Supreme Court ruled that slavery could not be prohibited in new territories.
  • John Brown's Rebellion

    John Brown's Rebellion
    John Brown took his revolt and attacked a arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. They revolt took down the arsenal and the town and then was surrounded by a militia and there was some fighting. John Brown was caught and was hung in Charleston, Virginia on December 2, 1859.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    It was time for the sixteenth President to be elected. The Northern Democrats wanted Stephen A. Douglas to be President when the Southern Democrats wanted John C. Breckinridge to be President. The newly created anti-slavery Republican Party wanted Abraham Lincoln to be President. So Abraham Lincoln was elected President because he had the highest electoral votes in the states that had the higher values in electoral values, the South were very afraid that Abraham Lincoln was going to end slavery.
  • Secession

    South Carolina said that the U.S. Constitution said that they would give a state a right to secede if the Federal Government failed uphold its obligations. They claimed that the Federal Government had failed to apply the Fugitive Slave Law to the states which meant that it was the end of slavery because President Lincoln was elected. They said that since there was no slavery they would secede from the Union and have their own little country, Ten other states joined and they made money.