Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Economic and social differences between the North and the South

    The south was mostly poor and not technologically advanced. The North was becoming far more industrialized
  • Cotton Gin

    This invention helped the boom of slavery.
  • missouri compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.
  • Gag Rule

    A gag rule is a rule that limits or forbids the raising, consideration or discussion of a particular topic by members of a legislative or decision-making body.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession, but which some proponents construed to also include the disputed lands in south Texas and New Mexico east of the Rio Grande
  • Compromise of 1850

    defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North
  • Fugitive Save Law

    The fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory.
  • Kansas Nabraska Act

    created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Bleeding Kansas

    series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of Missouri between 1854 and 1861.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Angered people who defended slavery
  • Election of Abe Lincon

    Abe Lincoln come into office and issued the proclamation soon after