Causes of the Civil War

  • Underground Railroad- Harriet Tubman

    Underground Railroad- Harriet Tubman
    The underground railroad was not infact underground, but a network of Abolitionists helping to try to free slaves. Harriet Tubman was the leader of this group and she made over 19 trips throughout her life to help free slaves.
  • Differnces Between North and South

    Differnces Between North and South
    The North was very industrialized. Immigrants started to come into the countries and worked in factories. They also feared that slave labor would come in competition with free labor. The South was very agricultural based, filled with plantations and small farms. African Americans were the majority.
  • Slave States vs. Free States- Unequal Balance of Power

    Slave States vs. Free States- Unequal Balance of Power
    The Slave states owned most of the South and the agricultural parts of the U.S. while the Free states controlled the North and the industrial aspects of the country. The real unequal balance of power came when California, New Mexico, and Utah were added to the Union.
  • Compromise of 1850- Fugitive Slave Law

    Compromise of 1850- Fugitive Slave Law
    There was popular sovereignty in New Mexcio and Utah, the Texas-New Mexico border was resolved, DC banned slave trade, and the Fugitive Slave Act was set into place.
  • Kansas Nebraskaact of 1854- Popular Sovereignty

    Kansas Nebraskaact of 1854- Popular Sovereignty
    Nebraska was part of the North and Kansas was part of the South. This was do to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. Popular Sovereignty was put in place in both territories.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    There was a lot of bad political blood in Kansas at the time. There were many Missouri border jumpers, it was a race to claim the terrioty, and Pro Slavery government resulted in the end.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Chief Justice Roger B. Taney ruled that slave did not have rights as citizens and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstituitional. Also, Congress could not prohibit slavery.
  • Southern Secession

    Southern Secession
    The South secceds from the Union on December 20th, 1860. South Carolina was the first to seceed followed by MS, FL, AL, GA, LA, and TX.
  • Election of Lincoln

    Election of Lincoln
    Abe Lincoln was the "dark horse" of this election meaning that he was favored and he wasn't well-known.
  • Firing on Fort Sumter

    Firing on Fort Sumter
    First shot of the Civil War!