Causes of the Civil War.

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri wanted to become a slave state, but for them to become one the senate would be unbalanced with an uneven number of slave and free states. To prevent the uneven senate, Missouri split in two to create Maine. This also created the 36º-30º law.
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    Causes of the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso specified that slavery was prohibited in any lands that were acquired from Mexico. This mad the Southerns mad because they were expecting slavery to spread through out the south.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 helped decied what kind of states the land from Mexico would be. It decieded that; California would become a free state, New Mexico would be a free state, and Washington D.C. would not allow trading or sellinig of slaves.This was only a temperary solution.
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe, a white women, wrote a book called "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The book was abput how horrible slavery was in the south. This enraged the north, learning about how horrid the slavery was, and made them want to do everything in their power possible to help the slaves.
  • Kansas/Nebraska Act

    This act created a bill that would state that staes could allow slavery by popular vote. Although this made it so that states could decied what they wanted to be, many poeple felt it undid the Missiouri Compromise.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas was when peoople who were against slavery and people who were for slavery moved to Kansas and fought about what the state would be. This ened up being the first violent skirmish over slavery.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott was a slave who sued his formal owner because he was takin to free states and remained a slve. He was "loaned" away to other people to use. Later in his life, Dred was released from slavery by his first owner, Taylor Blow. This decision made three laws about slavery; African Americans can't be citizens, Congress can't take away property, and Congress can't detremine the freedom of a state.
  • Lincoln/Douglas Debate

    Several debates that had a prize of a set in the senate.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown esembled a group of antislave people and attacked an arsnal in the south to rebel against the southerns and to encowrage slves to rebel against their owners. This inspired people o continue to rebel against the southeners. John Brown was later hang for his actions.
  • Lincolns election

    Lincoln was elected with 180 out of 303 votes. He won the northern states, but wasnt even mentionend on most southern ballets. This enraged the south and was the splitting point of the south.
  • South Carolina Seceds.

    South Carolina went form being a northern state to being a southern state. This unbalanced the sente, and creadted " Two Countries."