Causes of the Civil War Hobbs

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    Causes Of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri wanted to join the U.S. as a slave state. But it wouldn’t be fair because the south would always win the vote, because they had more. So they decided that the north could have Maine. Then they declared that anything north of the slave states, excluding Missouri, could not be owned by the south. To make it fair anything below could not belong to the north.
  • Slavery

    The south needed free labor to run their big plantations, if they owned one. So they bought slaves that were taken from Africa. The people in the south sometimes abused them. The north felt that the way of how they were sometimes treating them inhumanely, was wrong.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner's Rebellion, was when Nat Turner and a group of men set out to the south. They went from plantation to plantation killing the owners and their families, and burned the plantation down. After freeing the slaves of course.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The compomise of 1850 declared that California would be a free state. But the south thought it wasnt fair that they got a huge state and its free. So Henry Clay the inventor of many compromises thought of a compromise. Since the north got California, the south would get Utah and New mexico.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott sued for his freedom, and presented his case to the supreme court. He was in Illinois, where slavery was illegal. An officer stated that they weren’t legal citizens so they couldn’t present the case to the supreme court. 7 out of 9 justices agreed. So they in a way declared that slaves have no rights, and cannot claim freedom. He also said that the 5th amendment stated that you can’t take someone else’s private property.
  • John Brown Rebellion

    John Brown Rebellion
    John Brown raided Harpers Ferry with his sons. He went to the arsenal so he could gather weapons for a slave revolt. He stayed there fighting off the southern marines. When they killed 2 of his sons he gave up and surrendered. He was eventually hanged at Charleston, Virginia on December 2, 1859.
  • Secession

    There was secession when the south declared that they didn't have to follow the north's rules. The south split from the north so they wouldnt have to obey. The north tried to bring the states back together but the south refused.