Civil War Causes

  • Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

    slavery was dieng but this brought it back into style
  • 3/5 Compromise

    The law that stated that slaves shall count as 3/5ths of a person so that the south could have more representitives in the house of representitives
  • John Brown

    Used violent actions to dislplay his abolitionist ideals
  • Missouri Compromise

    This said that no territories above 36 30 can become a slave state and visa versa for below that line. This baisicly was the clear start to the debate over slavery.
  • Amnistad Case

    THe US found theses slaves to be free because they were indead illegal slaves
  • Acquisition of Texas

    THis brought up the debate of equality in the senate
  • Compromise of 1850

    The North gained alot more in this compromise that the south.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Sparked peoples emotions towards anti slavery and started these anit slaverry movments
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    let slavery move abov Missourri Compromise line
  • Sumner- Brooks

    Preston Brooks beat Charles Sumner over the head with a cane severly injuring Sumner.