causes of the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Southerners wanted to take territory to extend slavery. David Wilmot proposed a bill to prevent this. It was to outlaw slavery in any territory in the US that might acquire fro the war with Mexico. this is a picture of David Wilmot
  • Dread Scott Case

    Dread Scott Case
    He was an enslaved person in Missouri.but he had lived for a time in free territories brefore being taken back to Missouri. after his owners death he argued that he was a free man because he lived in territories where slavery was illeagal him and his family them sued the court for freedom. pictued- Dred Scott
  • Comprimise of 1850-

    Comprimise of 1850-
    a series of laws intended to settle the major disagreements between free states and slave states. pictured- Wilmot giving his speech.
  • Fugitive slave act.

    Fugitive slave act.
    under this law accused fugitives could be held without an arrest warrant. They had no right to a jury trial. instead a federal commisioner ruled on each case. pictured- the fugitive slave act law.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 that showed slavery as brutal and immoral.
  • Kansas Nebraska

    Kansas Nebraska
    1854 law that established the territories of
    kansas ans Nebraska and gave their residents and gave the residents the right to decide weather to allow slavery. pictured- the first page of the Kansas Nebraska act
  • Formation of Republic party

    Formation of Republic party
    Northern Whigs along with other rivals of slavery came together and joined the Republican Party and quickly pictured- the logo of the Republican Party.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner spoke about proslavery and insulted A.P. Butler, the senator of South Carolina. Preston Brooks heard about Sumner's speach and attacked him with a cane Sumner was disabled for many years.
  • Attack on Harper's Ferry

    Attack on Harper's Ferry
    John Brown and 18 other followers captured the harpers ferry arsanal Brown then sent out the word to rally and arm local slaves but no slaves joined the fighr. U.S marines attacked John Bwn at Harpers Ferry.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    the election of 1860 turned to 2 different races, one in the north and one in the south. Lincoln and Breckinridge had the most opions on slavery. Lincoln opposed slavery and Breckinridge tried to help it since the north had a larger population, Lincoln won the election. pictured- Lincoln as president and Douglass as vice- president.
  • Secession

    South Carolina became the firlst state to secede. other states in the deeep south where the economy was depenendant on slavery and cotton production also considered secession. Shortly after Flordia Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Lousianna and Texas joined South Carolina. pictured- this was a meeting discussing secession.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    during the election of 1855 there were more proslavery than anti-slavery settlers in the kansas territory. after 5000 residents of neighboring missouri came and voted illeagally the kansas legislature was filled with proslavery reprisentatives. pictured- a painting of Johnn Brown at Bleeding Kansas.