Causes of the Civil War Beckwith

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    Causes of The Civil War

  • Nat Turner's rebellion

    Nat Turner's rebellion
    Nat Turner, A slave, and a group of slaves went from plantation to plantation killing white people. Later on the militia came. In the end 57 white people were killed and 100 black were killed. Nat turner went into hiding, but he was captured and hanged. More laws were made to forbid slaves from religous meetings unless there was a white person. It also prevented slaves from learning to read and write.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a law that caused washington DC stop selling slaves but the South payed texas to leave Mexico and join the South and California Joined the North as a free state. After all of this The South made the Fugitive Slave act even more strict, but the North thought that it was to harsh and slaves still escaped from the south
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Kansas and Nebraska were going to become states and the states would vote if it would be free or would have slavery. The people with slavery won by a lot because many of them came to vote from other places so Kansas would become a slave state. This made the north upset because they thought it wasnt fair that a lot of the South's voters came from other states. kansas turned into a battle ground over wether it would become a free state or a sleve state. In the end Kansas became a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Sued for his freedom. He was in Illinoiswhere his owner visited often. slavery was illegal in Illinois and the court said that slaves had no right to claim their freedom. This reduced the diplomacy or negotiations that could have prevented war.
  • Election of 1860

    When Abraham Lincolm was elected president the South thought that he would stop slavery and ruin their way of life because he was against slavery. so thr South elected Jefferson Davis as president.
  • Secession

    The people in South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, and Virginia elected a president For the south, set up a military and agreed to become their own country. The North thought it wasn't fair that the south would just leave the north and try to make their own country.
  • Slavery

    Slavery was in the south from 1861-1890. The North disn't need slavery because at that time they had factorys and cities. Where in the south they had few factory or cities so they used slaves for free labor on plantations. the North didn't like slavery