Civil War Timeline

  • Missouri Compromise

    It was an agreement in which Henry Clay proposed that Maine united to the states and becvome a free state, this way Missouri could join the states like a slave state.
    This event led to the civil war because it made a clear division in the country.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    It was a high tariff placed on imported lowed priced European goods, that protected the North's industry economy from dropping.
    This made the South angry because they thought that this would bring their economy down.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    It was a slave rebellion that took place in Virginia. It left about 65 dead people, killed by blacks.
    This angered the South because the idea of black men killing black people really made them angry.
  • Texas Annexation

    It was when the territory of Texas became the 28th state of the United States.
    This angered the North because it was a very vast pice of land that now belonged to slave holders.
  • Mexican American War

    This was the war that Mexicans started because they were against the independance of Texas. Americans won this war and they kept a big piece of Mexico.
    This led to the civil war because this huge expansion of territory led to a huge incresement of slave buying and trading.
  • Compromise of 1850

    It was a package of 5 bills that promoted the conflict of free-states and slave-states.
    1. California was admitted as a free state
    2. The slave trade was abolished in Washington DC
    3. The territory of New Mwxico was organized under popular sovergnity
    4. The Fugitive Slave Act was passed
    5. Texas gave up most land to the west and recived 10 million dollars to pay its debts.
    This benefited both the North and the South, it only posponed the war.
  • Uncle Tom`s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

    It was an anti-slave novel that revealed the reality of slavery and supported abolitionist causes.
    This led to the civil war because it angered the South that the reality of slavery was known, and the slaves realized what was really happening to them, and how they were being mistreated.
  • Kansas-Nebrask Act

    This act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement. This angered the North because there wer two territories that would now be slave states.
  • Birth of the Republican Party

    It was founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first was Abraham Lincoln.
    This angered the South because they thought it was very bad that there was a political party that supported balck people.
  • Dred Scott v. Standford

    It was a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court in which the Court said that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens.
    This angered the North because they wanted equality for everyone and this was unfair for black people.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    it was a were a series of seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas (both president candidates) on which all seven debates were about slavery.
    This angered both the North and the South because Lincoln was against slavery and Douglas was in favor of it, so they both wanted for their candidate to win.
  • John Brown`s Raid on Harpers Ferry

    It was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
    This angered the South because it was a revolt made of African Americans, and they thought they were infirior.
  • Lincoln`s Election

    Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States, he beat Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge , and John Bell . He was the first president from the Republican Party. His victory was due to the strength of his support in the North and West, no ballots were cast for him in 10 of the 15 Southern slave states.
    This greatly angered the South because Lincoln was an anti-slavery person, and he was the leader of the nation.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery people and pro-slavery "people , that took place in the Kansas Territory.
    This angered both the North and the South because they had a very big dispute about slavery.