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Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Missouri Compremise

    Missouri Compremise
    The Missouri Copremise was an agreement passed in 1820 regarding the regulations of slavary in the territories. It prohibeted slavary in the Louisianna territory. The agreement did not pass the US Senet and the comprimise was lost.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    A bill that was intended to outlaw slavery in all territory gained from the Mexican war. Tried several times to get it to pass. Every time it passed the House but not the Senate.
  • Comprimise of 1850

    Comprimise of 1850
    The comprimise of 1850 let states new states to choose to be either a free or a slave state. It was origanally rejected but Steven Douglas got it passed in several different bills.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act allowed any black to be arrested for any reason with no trial. The could not testify for themselves. It set up a 10$ reward for a runaway slave and a 1000$ fine for helping a runaway slave.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Breecher Stowe

    Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Breecher Stowe
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel that had a huge impact on the treatment of blacks. It was the best selliong novel in the 19th century.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    Created the territories Kansas and Nebraska. Let settelers in those arias determine if the wanted to allow slavary within their borders.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    A timespan over a few years where settlers flocked to Kansas trying to make it either free or slave. Those who wanted slaves killed those who wanted it free and vice versa.
  • Dred Scott Secision

    Dred Scott Secision
    Dread Scott was a slave in a free state. When his master died he sues to become a free man. Supream court ruled that slaves where property and could not be taken away because of a death.
  • Sumner/Brooks Incedent

    Sumner/Brooks Incedent
    In May 1856, Charles Sumner gave a two day speach entitled The Crime Against Kansas during which he insulted Andrew Butler. Several days later, Butler’s nephew, Congressman Preston Brooks, attacked Sumner with a cane.
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    John Brown's Raid

    John Brown, an abolitionist, tried to raid Harpers Ferry to get weapons to help slaves rebel. He was cought, tried for treason and executed.