Causes of the Civil War Timeline and Tension Meter!

  • Louisianna Purchase

    Congress tried to expand slavery into the NEW western territory
  • Slave Tade ban

    Congress passed a law saying Americans can't participate in African slave trade
  • New York Emancipation

    New York passed a law freeing all black on July 4,1827 that weren't freed by the emancipation act in 1799
  • Missouri Compromise

    Tried to seperate evenly between slave startes and free states in the United States.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Helped stop slavery from expanding but strengthening the fugitive slave act
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowes book the second best selling book in teh world behind the Bible. The book epended the eyes of a lot of people and exposed the real cruelty of slavery.
  • Kanasas-Nebraska Act

    Established popular sovereignty regarding slavery.
  • Dred Scott vs Sandford

    A virginia slave that tried to sue for his freedom that went all the way to the supreme court where the justices found that since he was a slave he was property and didnt the the right to sue.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Brown was a abolotionist that planned to help end slaevery by raiding the governments arsenal and taking all the weapons the distributing them to slaves to rebel.
  • Abraham Lincolns Election

    Southenerns feared because of Lincolns political party and outlook on slavery, they thought he was going to try and end slavery even though he wasn't.