Civil war

Events Leading to Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    He tried to prohibit slavery out in the west.They decided the U.S needed a new compromise in 1850.
    1.Admission of CA as a free states
    2.Stop slaves being sold in D.C
    3.Utah & New Mexico admitted as slave states
    4.Fugitive Slave Laws during this time
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    1.California is free
    2.Slaves being sold in D.C
    3.Utah & New Mexico being admited as a slave state
    4.Fugitive Slave Law during this time
    This Compromise was made by Henry Clay, so that both sides got a little bit of good and a little bit of bad
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A book made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, against anti-slavery. However, people from the South thought it was preposterous and the North just thought about how horrible the South and Slavery was.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854

    Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854
    The people who lived in Kansas and Nebraska could vote on what they wanted to be. Floods of people came and the event known as Bloody Kansas had started
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Ever since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had been announced, many people flooded into the 2 states and fights all across those states had broken out. This was like a small civil war known as Bleeding Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred was once brought into a free state and lived there with his master for awhile, after his master died he tried to sue for his freedom. However, when he reached the Supreme Court they said he was a slave, not a citizen, not even a person...They said all he was, was property
  • Lincol-Douglass Debates

    Lincol-Douglass Debates
    Lincoln and Douglass debated on one subject : Slavery
    Lincoln had debated that Slavery was wrong. And even though Lincoln lost the election he had won presidency.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    A man named John Brown seized federal arsenal so he could stir up a slave revolt in Virginia, hoping he could end slavery. In the end he became a hero in the cause of slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Lincoln said he would keep slavery but he would stop it from spreading. Many of the Southern states took this as a threat and threated to secede if Lincoln came to presidency. They did in fact secede and called themselves Confederate States of America. The reasons why the South seceded was
    1.Disagreement over states' rights issues
    2.Break down of compromises
    3.Increasing sectionalism
    4.The Election of 1860
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Lincoln had told Jefferson he was sending supplies to the fort, the South had attacked and the Union had to surrender because the weren't supplied. This was the first battle of the Civil War