Causes of the Civil War

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    The American Civil War

  • State's Rights

    theory of nullification
    south carolina nullification crisis
    tariff of abominations
  • Missouri Compromise

    maine = free state
    missouri = slave state
    slavery base on popular sovereignty
  • Compromise

    no more slave trade
    tough fugititve slave law
    CA = free state
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    fiction book about slavery
    south hated the book & north loved it
    showed separation of families & slave conditions
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    use popular sovereignty to determine free or slave
    abolitionistist & pro slave clash
    overturned missouri compromise
  • Bleeding Kanasa

    result of Kansas - Nebraska Act
    abolitionistist & pro slave rush to KS to vote
    fought for two years
  • Republican Party Formed

    no expansion of slavery
    whigs free soilers
    whigs were netural about slavery so the party died
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    MO compromise unconstitutinal
    slaves are property
    Scott was found not a person
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    anti expansion of slavery
    expanison of Lincoln gets attention
    the debate was about slavery
  • John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

    all was captured and hunged
    to the north we was a hero
    to the south we was a murderer
  • Secession of SouthernStates

    formed the usa
    jefferson dave president
    sc starts and other states follow
  • Firing on Fort Sumter S.C.

    1st shot of civil war
    sent supplies & food
    csa tried to capture for guns
  • Lincoln Call up Volunteers to Fight

    csa formed an army
    Lincoln troops increased
    led the 1st battle of bull run