Causes of the Civil War Reyes

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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In 1819 Henry Clay started the Missouri Compromise. He started by drawing a line that meant that any of the states North of that line was a free state and anything South of the line is a slave state. Maine also wanted to join the Union as a free state.
  • Slavery

    Slavery started in the 1600’s. The slaves would have to work so hard from sun up to sun down. Slaves weren’t seen as people so they were treated like dirt. I think tensions started between the North and the South when the North accused the South of trying to spread slavery and the South accused the North of trying to stop it.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
    The Fugitive Slave Act was around 1850 it involved Congress and Henry Clay. The North would have to help the Slave states capture runaway slaves if they tried to escape to freedom. The North was very angry because they were against slavery and wanted to end it and Congress was telling them that they had to help their rivals. The South was very happy because they thought they got a victory because they thought the runaway slaves wouldn’t be able to get away now that they had the North.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was created by Henry Clay. He announced that California and Maine would be part of the Free states. The Slave states were really unhappy about this so Henry Clay let New Mexico and Utah chose whether to be a free state or a slave state. I think that added tensions between the North and South because North thought that the South was trying to spread slavery and the South thought that the North was trying to stop slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was when the Union. Kansas and Nebraska were originally supposed to be a free states because they were north of the line but now the congress is letting them chose whether to be a slave or a free state.
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    John Brown and his five sons became fugitives and also abolitionist. His five sons and he attacked the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Later on he was charged for murders and treason and he was hung and two of his sons were killed.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The Election of 1860 was when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the U.S. which caused the slave states to turn into Confederate States. The Southerners supported the separation of the Union and wanted to break free and start their own “country.” Lincoln was responsible to try to keep the Union together and not have it separate. The only way that could happen was go to war.