Causes of the Civil War Gadea

  • Missouri Comprimise

    Missouri Comprimise
    The Missouri Compromise happened when Missouri wanted to join the Union in 1819. To please the North Henry Clay decided to give Maine to the North to balance the slave and free states, he also drew a line across the map at 36 degrees 30’ North. Slaves were not allowed to cross that line except for Missouri Slaves. I think that the Missouri Compromise added to the tensions by making the North and South afraid that another state might want to join the Union and the other side would try to claim it
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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Slavery

    Slavery was a horrible point in our history when people in the South (Southerners) would buy, sell, and own African American people. Southerners deepened on slavery because they had plantations and wanted people to work for free. In my opinion slavery was what started the tensions between the North and the South because the North got angry at the South for having slaves, and the South got angry at the North for trying to get rid of slaves.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act was approved during the Compromise of 1850 on September 18th 150. The Congress mad a law that said if any Northerner was to see a runaway slave they would have to capture and turn in the slave. This law made the North so angry that some settlers refused to follow the law and others started breaking the slaves out of jail. It added to the tensions by making the North furious at the South.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was when Henry Clay gave California to the North also Washington D.C was no longer allowed to sell slaves. When the South heard that it infuriated them. New Mexico and Utah were allowed to vote on whether or not they want to be a slave or free state and the Fugitive Slave Law was passed to please the South. I think it added to the tensions because it made the South think the North was trying to get rid of slavery and the North thought the South was trying to spread slavery
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act started on May 30th, 1854 when the congress passed a law that allowed Kansas and Nebraska to vote to have slavery. When the results came in Kansas was a slave state. Anti-slavery settlers were infuriated, they figured people came from Missouri and voted in Kansas. This added to the tensions by giving Kansas to the South making the North angry because it was tipping the scales of slave and free states, but made the south very happy because tipping the scales in their favor
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    About 2 years after the Kansas-Nebraska Act anti-slavery settlers and pro-slavery got into a massacre that killed 200 people. On May 21st, 1856 anti-slavery and pro-slavery people started killing each other because of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This enormous battle was called Bleeding Kansas because it killed many people and took place in Kansas. Bleeding Kansas was one of the battles that added to the tensions majorly because the North and South were killing each other which angerd the other side
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    The John Brown Rebellion happened on October 16th 1859. John Brown, his sons, and some other settlers got together and attacked the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. John Brown and his supporters won the fight. Even though it was a big victory for the North it was also one of the many tensions because the South thought the rebellion was a plot against slavery which infuriated them.