Causes of the Civil War Varsames

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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Comprimise

    Missouri Comprimise
    Maine applied for statehood, and then would join as a free state. If the south agreed to this, Missouri would join as a slave state. This compromise was thought of by Henry Clay. The south did agree and they got Missouri and the north got Maine.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat Turner led a rebellion against slavery. He killed around 70 whites and others who wanted to keep slavery. This added tensions between the north and the south because Nat Turner was creating a war, and that irratated the south.
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    John Brown created a plan to free slaves. He broke into the arsenal and then was cornered by the militia. John Brown was captured and put to death. He was charged for murder and treason, and was hung.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom. He went to smaller courts and then it was noticed by the Supreme Court and was taken up to that. The court said that he cannot do that because he is not a legal citizen of the United States. The court also claimed that slavery could not continue in the new territories.
  • election of 1860

    election of 1860
    The democrats had to representatives to vote for, so it made it harder, while the republicans only had Lincoln as their representative. Lincoln won which made the democrats mad. It made them mad because they thought Lincoln was going to end slavery for good. This is what added tensions between the two democrats and the republicans.
  • Secession

    The South and the North split in half and South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana became the Confederacy states. The representatives from the states met in Montgomery, Alabama to join together to be the Confederacy states. The north became the United States of America. This added tensions between them because they were not one whole country again.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The two states had to vote on whether or not to keep slavery. Both Kansas and Nebraska got to vote for which they agreed on. There was more support for slavery in Kansas. When the debate on slavery got violent, it was called "Bleeding Kansas."