Events Leading To Civil War

  • Slavery Concern

    Expansion of slavery in territories caused controversy between the NORTH and the SOUTH.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Government tried to prohibit slaveryin the Mexican Cession Territory.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was a slave that sued for his freedom.
    African Americans were not citizens and could not sue.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Henry Clay was asked to write the Compromise of 1850. Terms of Compromise that north liked: California admitted as a free state; Slave trade abolished.Terms of the compromise that South liked:Strong fugitive slave law.
  • uncle toms cabin

    uncle toms cabin
    uncle toms cabin.
    story calling for an end to slavery.
  • kansas-nabraska act

    kansas-nabraska act
    people in territories could decide for themselves whether their state would allow slavery.
    people began flooding into kansas and nebraska.
  • Period: to

    Bleeding Kansas

    Small scale Civil War.
  • Lincoln-Douglass Debates

    Lincoln and Doulass debated over slavery.
    Lincoln said slavery was illegal,lost election,but became nationally famous.

    Raid on Harper's Ferry.
    -John Brown seized the federal arsenal to stir up a slave revolt in V.A. and end slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    president election.
    - lincoln promised to keep slabery from spreading.
  • fort sumter

    fort sumter
    first shots were fired.
    put troops on the rio grande.