Civil War

Timeline created by 12mmoen
  • 3/5 Comprimise

    The 3/5 Comprimise is when the Southern States wanted more representatives in Congress. The Southern states wanted to count slaves as population. The Government then decided that the slaves would count as 3/5 the population for representation. But along with that they had to pay 3/5 tax on each slave.
  • Eli Whitney & the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney & the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented this new tool that could quickley produce cotton. He called it the Cotton Gin. Sales quickley sky rocketed. It was a huge thing. The South then argues that they need slaves more than ever to support the new demand for cotton. But the North said that most of the work should be done in factories and not by the slaves.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Slave states & the Free states are now even in number. And the National Government has jurisdictoin over the expansion of slavery. So we then create the 36' 30' line. It was a line that divided the North and South. Below the line were slave states, or the South. And above the line were free states, or the North.
  • Compromise Tariff

    The Compromise Tariff was when Sounthern States agreed to pay higher tariffs. But then Jackson declares nullificatoin as an act of rebellion. The National Government gets authority to use military to force compliance with National Laws. They then created " Martial Law". It is when the military acts as basically a police force.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act was when the government laid down laws about what the slaves and the slave owners can and can't do. A slave cannot become free by escaping to a free state. All runaway slaves must be returned to owner. But this got way out of line the North would capture slaves that were free and would sell them to the South. This event leads to several creatoins of the Underground Railroad construction.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska Act was to raise the line of the Missouri Compromise to increase the areas of slave states. The debate then gets more and more heated between the North and South, and the congress favors the South.
  • Ostend Manifesto

    The Ostend Manifesto was a document describing the United States reasons for taking over Cuba. They wanted to know should they either purchase it from Spain or take it over by force. The South then argues that this is an issue of National Security. But the North fights back with that the South just wants to expand slavery.