Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Provented slavery for spreading west. This didnt pass but scared the people in the south , they thought that this was gonna end slavery.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    tried to balance the north and the south . Yes , Provented the civil war from happen at that time .
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe . Tried stoping slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Let Kansas and Nebraska vote within the state to decide the state would be slave or free states. Many people come to these states to vote.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    The act cause a small scale war in these states. This event was known as ' Bleeding Kansas '
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave that sued for his freedom. This increased the teansion between the north and the south.
  • Lincoln-Douglass Debates

    Lincoln-Douglass Debates
    This election was between Lincoln and Douglas. Lincoln loss this vote for senator but became nationally famous for it.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    John Brown lead a raid on Harper's Ferry. This stired up a revolt in Virginia and ended slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    THis elction ment everything to slavery and non slavery. Lincoln won and the south secede to the Confederate States of America.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    South opened fire on the Fort and the union had to surrender. The first battle of the civil war the war begins.