Causes of the Civil War

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  • Jamestown Introduces Slavery

    Jamestown Introduces Slavery
    When Jamestown introduced slavery to the colonies, it made slavery a common thing in the U.S. which is what the Civil War was mainly about.
  • 3/5 Compromise

    3/5 Compromise
    In the 3/5 Compromise, it said that every 3 out of 5 slaves would be counted toward the population. Many years later, in the Dred Scott case, it was argued that he wasnt a citizen, but property first, even though 3/5 of him was counted toward the population each year. Northeners were outraged and only wanted to stop the slavery even more.
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    When the cotton gin was made, it increased the production of cotton, which made the demand for cotton grow. When the economy want more cotton, slave owners wanted more slaves. That only added to Northeners frustration about slaves.
  • Nat Turners rebellion

    Nat Turners rebellion
    Abolitionists in the North were excited that slaves were tring to rebel and supported it. Slave owners in the South were furious and only wanted to enforce even more slave laws, which in return angered Northerners.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This novel showed Northerners a slaves point of view. When relating to their horrible lives, abolitionists only wanted to stop slavery even more.
  • Dred Scott's Case

    Dred Scott's Case
    Northeners were furios that human lives (slaves) are treated as property before they're treated as humans because they are slaves. This sparked more fury into the hearts of abolitionists.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was very important to the causes of the civil war because it is the first acts of violence between the North and the South.
  • John Brown's Execution

    John Brown's Execution
    When John Brown was executed, Northerners thought of him as a martyr. Their emtions about slavery were stirred up and reignited to want to stop slavery.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    Secession of South Carolina
    When South Carolina seceded, the southern states followed it. Seperation in the United States created more tension then before, and more reason to go to war with "another country."
  • Abraham Lincoln's Election

    Abraham Lincoln's Election
    Abraham Lincoln's eletion played a huge rule in the civil war because of his mission to keep unity. He knew that the civil war was inevitable, but he nurtured America through it to keep it together.