Causes of the Civil War

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  • Northwest Ordinance 1787

    Northwest Ordinance 1787
    The Northwest Ordinance was and act of the Congress of Confederation of the U.S. The Northwest Ordinance created the Northwest Territory which was first organized territory to the United States.This was the response to the westward expansion of American settlers. It relied on strong central government which assured under the new Constitution.
  • Missouri Compromise 1820

    Missouri Compromise 1820
    The Missouri Compromise was the effort by Congress to defuse sectional and political rivalries which was triggered by Missouri in the late 1819. Missouri was a state that allowed the admission of slavery. The debate on Missouri's application for admission ran from December of 1819 to March of 1820. After the debate, Missouri was admitted as a slave state.
  • Annexation of Texas 1845

    Annexation of Texas 1845
    The Annexation of Texas was the 1845 incorporation of the Republic of Texas into the U.S. This was admitted to the Union as the 28th state as of December 29, 1845. The republic of Texas declared independence from the republic of Mexico on March 2, 1836. The leadership of both the Democrats and the Whigs opposed the introduction of Texas.
  • Mexican American War 1846-1848

    Mexican American War 1846-1848
    It as known as the Mexican War in the United States and the American Intervention in Mexico. It was an conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States. This followed American Annexation of the independent Republic of Texas. Mexico was considered northeastern province and apart of territory.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848
    The Treaty was named the Treaty of Peace, Friendship,and Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic. This was the peace treaty that was signed and between the United States and Mexico that ended the Mexican-American War. This treaty was enforced on July 4, 1848. The treaty made U.S. pay money.
  • California Gold Rush 1849

    California Gold Rush 1849
    It began on January 24, 1848 when gold was found by James W. Marshall in California. When the news of gold got around, it brought a lot of people over to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. California became one of the few American states to go statehood without first being a territory. By the time it ended, California became the home state of the first presidential nominee.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    The underground railroad was and way to get slaves to escape from slavery in the south to freedom to the north. This worked before the civil war which ended slavery in the United States. The railroad was hiding places, food, and transportation. People who help move slaves were conductors.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It is an anti-slavery novel that helped the groundwork of the civil war. This book talked about the story of Abraham Lincoln who meet Stowe at the start of the civil war. It help make the number of stereotypes about black people. The negative associations with the book overshadowed the historical impact.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise had five laws that was passed in September of 1850 that was about slavery. California wanted permission to enter the Union as a free state. That could mess up the balance between the free states and the slave states. Senator Henry Clay made a series of resolutions to make a compromise.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act 1850

    The Fugitive Slave Act 1850
    This act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850. This was between Southern slave holders and north free soilers. This act gave the North fear of slave power. Which mean free slave would be given back to their owners.
  • Caning of Sumner 1856

    Caning of Sumner 1856
    This happened on may 22, 1856 in the United State Senate with Preston Brooks. Preston Brooks attacked Charles Sumner with a walking cane because of a speech he had gave.He talked slaveholders including a relative by Brooks. The beating almost killed Sumner and drew a response from the American public.
  • Bleeding Kansas/ Kansas Nebraska Act 1856

    Bleeding Kansas/ Kansas Nebraska Act 1856
    This act took away the limited expansion of slavery that was once made. Pro- slavery and free soil had tension that increased and left Kansas territory open to rule the popular sovereignty. Kansas was starting to lose their power. Which made it lose their power.
  • Lecompton Constitution 1857

    Lecompton Constitution 1857
    This was the second constitution that was drafted for Kansas Territory. It was written by proslavery supporters this document permitted slavery and excluded free blacks from living in Kansas. it also only allowed male citizens of the United States.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry 1859

    John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry 1859
    This was an effort to take down an armed slave revolt in 1859. They was taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry. John Browns party had been defeated by some U.S. Marines. John tried to get help from Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass but they both declined.