Events leading to the Civil War

By matthew
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    An agreement in 1820, between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups. It prohibited slavery in the Louisiana purchase, except in Missouri.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Part of "the compromise of 1850." california came into the country as a free state. This allowed popular soviernty, but strengthened fugitive slave laws.
  • Kansas/Nebraska Act

    Kansas/Nebraska Act
    Restated Popular-sovergienty. repealed missouri compromise.Infuriated northerners by over ruling the compromise of 1850
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    Bleeding Kansas

    involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in kansas. they fought over the question of whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state or slave state.
  • Sumner/Brooks Incident

    Sumner/Brooks Incident
    Preston Smith Brooks (a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina) physically attacked Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts in the Senate chambers. he beat him with a cane giving him serious brain damage that he would later die of.
  • Dred scott Decision

    Dred scott Decision
    Dred Scott vs. Sanford. This case decided that slaves during this time had no legal rights. they could not sue, were not citizens, and could not be taken by the Federal government.