Causes of the civil war

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  • Wilmont Proviso

    Wilmont Proviso
    The Wilmont Proviso was ment to outlaw slavery in any terrotory in the U.S. might get from Mexico. The southerners didn't want this to pass as it would make more free states than slave states. This is a picture of the united states after some new states and terrotories were added and which led to the south uprising.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Slaves accused of being fugitives chould be held without a warrent and they had no right to a jury trial. Instead a fed. commissioner ruled on each case. The north ruled for this as most abolitionist lived there and they wanted slavery to end. The south was different as they wanted their runaways back. This picture is of slave holders capturing their escaped slaves.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The compromise of 1850 said that California which was half on the Slave and half on the non-Slave line. The Califonia territory was split in half top half non-slave, bottom was slave. This was a compromise for the north and south as neither got exactly what they wanted. This picture is of the united states in which it was separated.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was against slavery and was vouched for by the north. The southerners disliked the book as it gave them a bad name. This picture is of the book uncle tom's cabin by harriet beecher stowe.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The kansas-nebraska act created the terrotories of Kansas and Nebraska and opened new lands and repealed teh missouri compromise of 1820. It let settlers choose slave or non-slave. The south did eventually let this happen as both north and south sent people to go and vote for them. This picture is of the ways the country was separated during the 1800s.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent and bloody events involving anti-slavery action. This was due to whether or not Kansas should come in as a slave state. The north was appalled that this could happen. The south cheered them on. This is a picture of some of the things that happended during bleeding kansas.
  • Canning of Charles Sumner

    Canning of Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner was a senator for Massachusetts and he spoke against proslavery forces in Kansas. In the speaches he made, he insulted A.P Butler, a senator from South Carolina. A reletive of Butler attacked Sumner and beat him unconscious. The north was shocked that this could happen while the south cheered Brooks on. This is a picture of Charles Sumner before he was attacked.
  • Formation of the Republican Party

    Formation of the Republican Party
    THe Republican Party reformed and was both an anti-slavery and sectional party that waned to protect the Northern views. The republicans grew quickly in the north and they blalmed bleeding kansas on the democrats. This picture is of the republicans in 1856.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Scott was a enslaved person and had lived in a few territories in which slavery was illegal in. When his master died he claimed he was a free man. His family sued the S.C. He argued that slavery was illegal where he lived but,Scott lost the case because the judge claimed that he was not a offical U.S. citizen. This picture is of Dred Scott during his case in the S.C.
  • Attack on Harpers's Ferry

    Attack on Harpers's Ferry
    John Brown who had murdered proslavery Kansans before wanted to provoke a attack. To do this he planned to capture teh weapons in the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va. Brown rallied 18 men and they were caught and convicted. This is a picture of harper's ferry,VA in the 1800s.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 was held in Charleston South Carolina. The North and South Democrats had different views and began to split along sectional lines. Then northeners wanted popular sovereignty but the south didn't. The north won and the south wanted to leave the convention. This picture is of the two men aiming to be president in 1860.
  • Secession

    Secession
    The southern states said if Lincoln won the presidency they would secede from the United States. They argued on states rights and felt the government could not interfere. South Carolina was the first to secede and was followed to create the Confederate states of America. The U.S. said this was unconstitutional and that they did not have a right to do it. They failed to compromise on what to do and ended in the beginings of a civil war. This is a picture is of the senators of the confederates.