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Causes of the Civil War by Andrew Bertolino and Andy Storz

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Wilmot Provisio, outlawed slavery in any territory the United States might acquire from the war with Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A series of laws intended to settle the major disagreements between free states and slave states.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    It was an 1850 law to help slaveholders recapture runaway slaves.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It was a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 that showed slavery as brutal and immoral.
  • Kansas-Nebreska Act

    Kansas-Nebreska Act
    Was a 1854 law established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and grove their residents the right to decide whether to allow slavery.
  • Formation of republican party

    Formation of republican party
    A political party formed by opponents of slavery. The Northern Whigs formed this. The Southern whigs joined the Democratic party. This is a picture of the republican icon.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    He spoke against slavery in his speech, and in his speech he insulted Preston Brooks. Brooks then went into his office and hit him with a cane. This caused him to be disabled for years.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    When 5,000 people came over to Kansas from Missouri and voted illegally to change it to a slave state.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The Supreme Court case in which a slave, Dred Scott, sued for his freedom; the court ruled against Scott.
  • Attack on Harpers Ferry

    Attack on Harpers Ferry
    John Brown and eighteen others captured the Harper's Ferry arsenal. He sent men to rally and arm local slaves and he wanted to capture the weapons.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The northern ans southern democrats had very different ideas about slavery.mThe democratic party began to split along sectional lines.
  • Secession

    Southern states wanted to secede from the Union. On December 20th 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from America. The other states started to drop out of the Union and form their own country called Confederate States of America. This picture shows the progress of the secession.