Causes Of Civil War

  • Shots Fired At Fort Sumter

    It was after South Carolina seceeded. These were the first gun shots of the Civil War and was an "open fire".
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    This made it against the law to help slaves and that once born a slave never free,
  • Compromise of 1850

    This was over the debate of free and slave states. It let the fugitive slave law become a law.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin publication

    This was a very popular novel about slavery. It exposed all the hardships of slavery.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act of 1854

    This created two new territories. Also it repealed the Missouri Compromise and allowed popular soverignity.
  • Brooks attacking Sumner in Senate

    He wanted Slavery to be extended into Kansas territory and gave a fiery speech. This showed violence between north and south.
  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford

    This was a Supreme Court case that was based on the rights of the African American man. It decided that African Americans didnt have the right to sue in federal court.
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    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown was an abolisitionst. He lead a team to raid through the South executed and became a symbol.