Causes of the Civil War

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  • Tallmadge Amendment and the Missouri Compromise

    Passed in 1820, Between Pro slavery and anti slavery factions in the US Congress, Regulated slavery in western territories. Prohibited slaves in Louisiana Territory. Submitted by James Tallmadge, Jr. on Febuary 13, 1819. Regarded admission of Missouri as a state.
  • Nulification Crisis

    A sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification. Declared that the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional.
  • Texas Annexation

    In 1845 the United States annexed the Republic of Texas. and addmitted it as the 28th state. This led to the Mexican American War.
  • War with Mexico, Mexican Cession, Wilmot Proviso

    Armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. This was caused by the annexation of Texas. Mexico considered Texas as its own territory even after the Texas Revolution. Mexico ceded to the U.S. in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. One of the major events leading to the American Civil War.
  • Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Law

    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act, "Bleeding Kansas"

    Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and opened up new lands for settlers. Was a series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements
  • Brooks/Sumner Affair

    Brooks bashed Sumners head in with wooden cane. This resulted in major head trama.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    A landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    series of seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas. The main debate at hand was slavery.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    Was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt. Seized a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • Presidential Election

    The 19th presidential election which Lincoln won. Before Lincoln was inagurated seven southern states seceeded.