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Causes of civil war

  • Wilmont Proviso

    Wilmont Proviso
    A proposal that outlawed slavery in any territory gained from the war with mexico. David Wilmot of Pennsylvania proposed it. this is the picture of it.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A series of laws intended to settle the major disagreements between free states and slave states. For the north, california would be admidtted as a free state, and the slave trade would be abolished in Washington, D.C. For the southe, congress would not pass laws regarding slavery for the rest of the territories won from Mexico, and Congress would pass a stronger law to help slave holders. This is a picture of Henry Clay who made the Comprimise.
  • Fugitive slave act

    Fugitive slave act
    A law that helped slave owners recapture runaway slaves. Southerners backed the Fugitive Slave Act because the considered slaves to be property. It bugged the North becasue southern slave catchers were allowed to roam the North. Sometimes they captured free African Americans. This is a picture of the effect of the slave act.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It's a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe that showed slavery as brutal and immoral. It was popular in the North, but white shoutherners argued that the book presented a false picture of the South and slavery. This is a picture of an advertisment of uncle tom's cabin.
  • Formation of republican party

    Formation of republican party
    A political party formed by opponents of slavery. The Northern Whigs formed this. The Southern whigs joined the Democratic party. This is a picture of the republican icon.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    A law that establisxhed the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and gave their resitdents the right to decide whether to allow slavery. Southerners liked the bill because people would be able to bote for slavery in territories where it had been banned by the missouri Comprimise. The bill angered opponents of slavery, but it passed. This is a picture of what the united states looked like during the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    During the election of march 1855, there were more proslavery than antislavery settlers in the Kansas Territory. After five thousand residents of neighboring Misourri came and voted illegally, the Kansas legislature was filled with proslavery representatives. This picture of an advertisment.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    He was an enslaved person in MIssouri. After his owner's death, Dred Scott argued that he was a free man because he had lived in territories where slavery was illegal. His wife and daughters sued in court for their freedom. This is a picture of Dred Scott.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts spoke against the proslavery forces in Kansas. In his speech, Sumner insulted A.P. Butler, a senator from South Carolina. This is a picture of the effect of the Caning.
  • Attack on Harper's Ferry

    Attack on Harper's Ferry
    A federal arsenal in Virginia captured in 1859 during an antislavery revolt. John Brown who had murdered proslavery kansans three years before, added to the sectional tensions. Southerners were enraged by Brown's actions and horrified by Northern reactions to his death. This is a picture of harpers ferry.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Lincoln and Douglas were the only canidates with much support in the North. Breckinridge and Bell competed fror the Southern votes. Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery into the terriotories. Lincoln won the election. This is a picture of President lincoln.
  • Secession

    Southerners had warned that if lincoln won the presidency, Southern states would, secede from the union. Northerners considered the secession of the Southern states was unconstitutional. This picture is of the us during the secession.