Civil War : Causes and Events

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri Compromise
    Passed in 1820, between the pro & anti slavery advocates in the US Congress. It regulated slavery in the Western territories, no slavery passed the 36' 30 line except with the boardes of Missouri. They made this law to help balance the number of free vs slave states.
  • Aroostook War

    Aroostook War
    The only war that has been declared within a states bounderies. An undeclared nonviolent confrontation in 1838–1839 between the United States and the British over a boundery dispute between New Brunswick, Canada and Maine. FInally both sides compromised on the St. Johns River being the boundry.
  • Annexation of Texas

    Annexation of Texas
    28th State to become a part of the US. Texas borde disputes with Mexico quickly led to the Mexican-American War.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    An armed conflict between Mexican States and American States. Combat lasted about a year and a half, America forces quickly occupied New Mexico. The American Army captured Mexico City, the war ended. US in victory. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, forced Mexican cession. Mexico got a new borader at the Rio Grande.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A package of 5 bills, passed by the United States. It defused a 4 year confrontation between the free states in the North and the slave states in the South during the Mexican War.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    An anti-savery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, an abolitionist. This novel helped lay the ground work for the Civil War. Was a best selling novel which made it easy for every one to learn about how terrible slavery really was.
  • Dred Scott VS. Sandford

    Dred Scott VS. Sandford
    Made two initals rulings. First, African Americans were not US citzenz, therefore had no right to sue in court. Second, the federal government had no power to regulate in any territory acquired subsequent to the creation of the United States. Both rulings are superseded due to the 14th Amedment. Dred Scott was a slave who was set free when his master passed away.