Civil war Causes

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In History
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    declared missouri as a slave state and maine as a free state
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    rebellion of slaves, rebels killed 55-65 people
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Proposal to keep all of the mexican territory from being free states, but was unsuccessful.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    Dispute over texas and mexican border
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Laws passed that dealt with slavery and territorial expansion
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Act that required runaway slaves to be returned to their owners
  • Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Book about what it was like to be a slave working in the fields.
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    Gave Abraham Lincoln the opportunity to announce the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Law that used popular sovereignty to determine whether states could have slavery or not.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Several violent civil confrontations in Kansas
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    dred scott was not allowed to sue because he was a slave
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    John Brown tried to lead a slave rebellion though no slaves joined him, northerners saw him as a hero Southerners saw him as a terrorist.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    Abraham won election without a single southern vote
  • Formation of the Confederate State of America

    Formation of the Confederate State of America
    representatives from 6 seceded states established a unified government
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    Secedes from union, didn't want to be a slave state
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Union forces surrender fort sumter during this battle
  • Gettysburg

    Gettysburg
    Union victory, bloodiest battle of the civil war
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    Union got control of the Mississippi river
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    Confederate General Robert E Lee surrenders his army to General Ulysses S. Grant