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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was where the south wanted to make Missouri a slave state and the north though the south wanted power so they said no. Then Henry Clay made the famous Missouri Compromise. He said the north could make Maine a state and the south could have Missouri. That let the south and the north live in peace for 30 more years
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner was a black slave who was liable to visions which he interpreted as messages from God. One day he witnessed a solar eclipse which he interperted as a sign to kill the serpent aka the white men. He gathered alot of slaves and got hatchets and axes and set out to kill. He ended up killing 57 white people and many were children. After that a result was that innocent blacks everywhere where killed.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise  of 1850
    In 1850 after the Spanish-American war there was a problem about who would get what states after all that land was gainded.They couldn't decide so John Clay made another famous comprimise. He gave the north Californa and no slavery in the nations capital. While the south got a tougher Fugitive slave act and New Mexico and Utah could decide wheather they were a slave state or not.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who lived in Illinois. He tried to sue his master one day in Illinois. They couldn't decide what to do and the Supreme Court eventually heard and it was brought to the Supreme Court. Even though the best efforts of the slave, his wife, and lawyer they couldn't sue for their freedom because in the Ten Commandments it states that you can't steal another's property.
  • The John Brown Rebellion

    The John Brown Rebellion
    John Brown was a drastic politician. One day he and his five sons lead a raid on Harper's Ferry they easily killed the town. But, inside the storage he was surronded by the local militia and later Robert E. Lee's marines fought them in a skirmish. He fought and fought at the end he had two of his sons killed and his own injurys along with a unconditional surrender.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860. He was the "straw who broke the camels ." Even though he told the south he would let them have slavery he didn't belive him. This caused rage in the South and later lead to the Seccesion. Even though the North and the South had two canidates the North won the election because every one voted in the North for Lincoln.
  • The Seceesion

    The Seceesion
    The Secession was when South Carolina broke away from Union. The Union said that they couldn't do that but South Carolina said you can do that if the country was not taking good care of the states. A few months later other slave states joined. The Union thought it was just a silly little act but that was just the start of the bloody Civil War.