Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    This was when the government was trying to prohibit slavery in the mexican cession. People were afriad they were tyring to stop slavery
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Henry Clay was asked to write the compromise of 1850. some things that make it necessary for them to make another compromise like admission of CA as a free state,slaves being sold in D.C., Utah and New Mexico being admitted as a slave states, Fugitive slave laws durning this time.
  • Uncle Tom`s Cabin

    Uncle Tom`s Cabin
    Harriet Stowe wrote the book Uncle Tom`s Cabin in 1852. This book was written to try to end slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This law was passed to try and solve the problem of slavery in the western territories. The result of the act was people in the western territories could decide for themselves whether their state could allow slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas became the rally cry for the anti-slavery Northerners& the Republican party A lot of people died in the process.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was when a slave was sued for his freedom. The result was African American were not citizens and could not sue slaves who were property.
  • Lincoln-Douglass Debates

    Lincoln-Douglass Debates
    This was when Lincoln and Douglass were running for senator of Illinois. They debates about slavery and lincoln said slavery was wrong but legal
  • Harper`s Ferry

    Harper`s Ferry
    John Brown led and seized the federal arsenal. He did this to stir up a slave revolt in VA and end slavery.He became a marty in the cause of slavery
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    This was when voters voted based on which section of the country they lived in . Lincoln promised to keep slavery from spreading into the new territories. The south said that if lincoln was elected the southern states would secede
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Lincoln notified davis that he was sending supplies to the fort.South opeed fire ,union had to surrender.