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A Nation About to Break

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    A Nation About to Break

    The events that led out nation into Civil War.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri compromise was a bill that was passed legalizing slavery in Missouri, but prohibiting it in the rest of the Louisiana pruchase. This bill was proposed to help prevent the offset in the balance between slave states and non-slave states. The North did not like this at all, they wanted to contain the spread of slavery.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    This compromise stated that all of the new terretory that was joining the country was an unorganized terretory, and until the individual states voted for their status on slavery, slavery was not allowed. This is also the compromise that stated California as a free state.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    This act stated that citizens throughout the country had to aid in the recovery of lost slaves. This effected all African Americans, including the free African Americans in the North, many fled to Canada fearing capture. This attributed to the Norths unhappiness because this meant that they would have to help in the capture of slaves.
  • The Formation of the Republican Party

    The Formation of the Republican Party
    This event influenced the civil war because the Republican party was mainly comprised of anti-slavery members and abolitionists. The South did not like this because they feared that this party would end slavery in the south.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    Kansas - Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska act played a large factor in the succession of the South. This act proposed that the people of the Nebraska terretory could decide whether or not they were a slave state, the South didn't like this because it meant that they might not be able to bring slaves into this terretory. This compromise also meant that the Nebraska territory would be split into two states, Kansas and Nebraska.
  • "Bleeding Kansas"

    "Bleeding Kansas"
    John Brown and four of his sons murdered five pro-slavery men staying Pottawatomie Creek. The South hated this act, and the North rejoiced at his bravery.
  • Dredd Scott Case

    Dredd Scott Case
    Dredd Scott was born a Slave and was owned by Dr. John Emmerson. After Dr. Emmersons death the Dred Scott tried to buy his families freedom, but Mrs. Emmerson refused. Dredd Scott went to court and sued for his freedom stating that when he lived in the North with Dr. Emmerson he was a free man, but he had no knowledge of this at the time. He won his case, but when the case went to the supreme court, they stated that he was a slave and that he couldn't legally sue. The North Uproared.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    Lincoln Douglas Debates
    The Lincoln Douglas debates are influental in the beginning of the Civil war because both candidates represented the North. They were both against slavery, which scared the South.
  • John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry
    This raid was basically the first battle of the Civil War, John Brown was an anti-slavery advocate. On this date he organized a slave rebellion and provided slaves with weapons. The uprise was contained by the US Army, and Brown was hanged. The North celebrated his brave actions and praised him for what he did and the South didn't like this.
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln

    The Election of Abraham Lincoln
    The election of Abraham Lincoln was the last straw for the south. Abraham Lincoln didn't originally have any plans to abolish slavery, but he did want to contain the spread of it to other parts of the country. He was the first president to represent the modern day republican.
  • Succession of the South

    Succession of the South
    This date marks the succession of the first Southern state, South Carolina. The succession of the South is basically the beginning of the civil war. The South seceded due to many reasons, one being the newly elected president, Abraham Lincoln. The North did not agree with the succession, and neither did Lincoln. They believed that the country should stay together.
  • The Inaugeration of Abraham Lincoln

    The Inaugeration of Abraham Lincoln
    This event was the last straw for the South. They knew that Lincoln did not propose and plans of aboloshing slavery, but the South new that he planned to isolate the spread of slavery. After the election the South decided to secede.