What caused the civil war

Causes Of The Civil War Timeline

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The request by slaveholding missouri to join the union in 1819 caused an angry debate that worried former president Tomas Jefferson
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    Causes Of The Civil War Timeline

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    David wilmot provised a proposal in congress called the wilmot proviso
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California became a free state. The US government would not allow trading or selling slaves anymore
  • Dread Scott Descision

    Dread Scott Descision
    Dread Scott tried to sue his owner because he was carrying his slave with him in a non slave state which was illegeal
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings
  • Kansas/Nebraska act

    Kansas/Nebraska act
    act to establish the territories of kansa and nebraska
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    People from slave and free states came to Kansas to vote wether Kansas would be a free or slave state
  • Loincoln, Douglas debate

    Loincoln, Douglas debate
    A house divided can't stand which meant that if slavery split this country apart than America will fall
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John and 20 other people wanted to raid an arsenal and John Brown was fighting for black wrights which was a big thing to comprehend back then
  • Lincoln's election

    Lincoln's election
    Lincoln took a commanding lead in the election with 40% of most popular vote and won all of the free states. Most all of the Slave states didn't have one person vote for Lincoln
  • South Catolina Secedes

    South Catolina Secedes
    South Carolina opposed Lincoln's elction and divoted to break away from the US