Civil War

  • Three-Fifths compromise

    The three fifths compromise was created as a compromise on the issue of how to count slaves as population in the selection of the correct number of representatives for the House of Representatives. The population of all the slaves would be counted, and that 3/5 of that number would be counted towards the allotment of Representatives.
  • Louisiannia Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson was president and decided to double the size of the Union, by buying land from the France, to support their war. Jefferson paid $60 million dollars for 828,000 square miles, west of the MS River. Although it doubled the size of the U.S. It also created a lot of tension with the economy and Great Britain.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The compromise was an agreement between the north and south that for every slave state was added a free state was also added. This caused tensions because the south thought that they could get out numbered with free states and would lack the power to protect their interest and trade.
  • Mexican-American War

    Conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. It settled a border dispute between Texas and Mexico and forced Mexico to sell Alta California and Nuevo Mexico to the US. It helped causes the civil war because the vast new territories, including California, sparked-off a fierce debate.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was a series of bills that wanted to resolve the territorial and slavery controversies arising from the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). There were 5 laws which balanced the interests of the slave states of the South of Missouri and the free states to the north.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north. It infuriated many in the North who considered the Missouri Compromise to be a long-standing binding agreement. In the pro-slavery South it was strongly supported.
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected president

    • Abraham Lincoln Was Elected President. Seven states seceded from the Union. The goal was to save the Union by freeing slaves or not, but thought slavery was bad. Worked to free slaves when the South used slaves to get an illegal uprise