Civil War Timeline

  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and it increased slavery in the south
  • Missouri Compromise of 1820

    Missouri Compromise of 1820
    This compromise was to see if Missouri became a free state
  • "King Cotton" Argument

    "King Cotton" Argument
    cotton is "king" in the south
    Less Taxes= less military
  • Slave Power Conspiracy

    Slave Power Conspiracy
    control of money land politics, and govt.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book to influence people to end slavery and she is from Brunswick Maine
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    Argument over Trans-west RR, raises 36'30 line. Nullifies MO compromise
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    there was violence
    voter fraud
    "Border Ruffians"