Causes of the Civil War

  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    This invention helps increase the demand of slave labor in the South.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Even though Lincoln didn't win this debate, it set his political carrer into motion.
  • John Brown's Attack on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown's Attack on Harpers Ferry
  • Election of Lincoln

    Election of Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln is elected on November 6, 1860. But what do you know about HOW he was elected? Lincoln was the representitive of the Republics. The democrats could not pick a canidate so they were divided. Since they were divided Lincoln got the lead and was elected president.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    Secession of South Carolina
    South Carolina was the first state to break away from the Union. Even though some southern states stay with the Union, it was definetly the first to break away and inspire the other Southern Countries to breack away also.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    At this Battle the North and the South fight for this fort. Saddly South Carolina(the attackers), had the element of surprise while the fort well poorly defended by th North. The South won this battle, but it still fired up even more intruging tussels.