Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    congress tried to stop the spread of slavery. It failed, but south is concerned.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    They managed to keep both sides satisfied and prevented a permanent split before the Civil War
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Story calling for an end to slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    People would decide for themselves wether the state would allow slavery or not. People began to flood into the Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Small scalle Civil War. Northerners and Republican Party began to yell 'Bleeding Kansas' as a rally cry.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    African American were not citizens and could not sue. Increased tension between the northern and southern states.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    They debated about slavery and that slavery was wrong but legal. Stephen A. Douglas won the election. Lincoln became nationally famous.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Raid on harpers ferry.Stir up a slave revolt in Virginia and end slavery
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Voters based their voting which section of the country the lived in. Southern states seceded and became the Confederate States of America.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    South opened fire on April 12 and the union had to surrender. Civil War began.