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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise declared that the South would get Missouri and the North would get Maine. He also drew an imaginary line in the middle of the Union. Everything above the line was free. Everything below the line had slaves.
  • Slavery

    Slavery was a time when Africans were bought and sold. They worked on plantations and they got no pay. Sometimes they were beaten to death. They tried to escape by going on the Underground Railroad which was a trail leading to freedom in Canada.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 declared that California could become a free state and that selling slaves was no longer allowed in D.C. Mexico and Utah were also allowed to join as slave states.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act organized the remaining territory in the
    Union. They bought most of the land from Mexico. This added to the tensions because once a state became a slave state, it could not become a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott Decision declared that no blacks would be treated like an American citizen, even if they were born in America. This meant that no black could vote. This angered the North because the Blacks could not get a say in anything.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln was sworn into the oval office sometime in 1860. Even though no Southern state voted for him, he became president. Every Northern state voted for him. This is what led the United States to Secession.
  • Secession

    On Dec. 24 1860, the South split and became their own country. Jefferson Davis became their president. They were known as the Confederacy.