Causes of the Civil War Schimmel

  • Period: to

    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    When Missouri wanted to join the Union as a Slave state the Free states got worried that the balance of equality would be uneven. So Henry Clay came up with a compromise to let Missouri join as a slave state, and Maine as a free state. People were starting to wonder if maybe one there would either be more free states or more slave states.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    The Nat Turner Rebellion was when Nat Turner thought he was getting messages from god telling him to fight against slave supporters. So he and an group of slaves went from plantation to plantation and killed fifty seven white people. The result was he was hung, and at least 100 hundred black people (including his supporters) were killed.
  • Slavery

    African American people were captured from their home land and sold at auctions to work as slaves for southern farmers. Most of the North thought slavery was wrong, but the South wouldn’t stop using Slaves because their way of making money depended on it. Slavery was in Union from the 1600s to when Lincoln outlawed it in the middle of the civil war.
  • The compromise of 1850

    The compromise of 1850
    When California wanted to join the Union as a free state the south was worried that the balance of fairness would be tipped, so Henry Clay came up with a compromise. The North got that California could join as a free state and slaves wouldn’t be sold in Washington D.C. The south got that Utah and New Mexico could vote on whether allowing slaves or not and the Fugitive Slave Law, making people in the North return escaped slaves found in the North. The North did not like the Fugitive Slave Law.
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    The John Brown Rebellion was when John brown (an abolitionist) became mad about how a mob of slavery supporters came to Kansas and took some anti-slavery leaders to prison. So he and a group of followers went and killed five settlers. John Brown later got arrested and executed.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott decision was when Dred Scott, a slave, hired a lawyer and argued that even though he and his wife were slaves they lived in free territory and should be free. This case when to Supreme Court and was finally decided that slaves had no rights to claim freedom and slavery couldn’t be banished in Northern States. This event enlarged the tension between the North and South.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 was when Abraham Lincoln became the president of the Union. The Southern Democrat he ran against was John C. Breckinridge and the Northern one was Stephen A. Douglas. Since there were two democrats and one republican Lincoln had the biggest chance of winning. The election of President Lincoln was the tipping point of the civil war because the south thought Lincoln would stop Slavery.
  • Secession

    When President Lincoln was elected South Carolina thought that he would try to end slavery so they split from the union and started the confederate states. Other Southern states joined to, and this event started the civil war. Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate states.