Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Had to make another compromıse due to the Admıssıon of Calıfornıa, slaves beıng sold ın Washıngton D.C, the fugıtıve slave law, and Utah & New Mexıco beıng slave states. It trıed to prohıbıt slavery ın the Mexıcan Cessıon, and ıt dıd not pass whıch angered the South.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A compromise to keep the peace. California was a free state, the Slave trade was abolished in Wasington D.C, the Fugitive Slave Law was passed, and New Mexico & Utah. Some states nullified the compromise.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was tryin to end slavery, 'Uncle Tom' became a derogatory word.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Tried to solve slavery in the western territories by allowing them to vote on the issue. People tried to influence the voting, resulting in violence.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Violence that resulted from the Kansas-Nebraska Act. 'Bleeding Kansas' Became a rallying cry for the North and Republican Party.
  • Lincoln-Douglass Debates

    Lincoln-Douglass Debates
    A series of debates for the Election of the Senator of Illinois in 1858, where Lincoln said slavery should not be expanded.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave that sued for his freedom. The Supreme Court ruled that African-Americans were not citizens and could not sue. This increased tensions between the North and the South.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    A raid happened in Harper's Ferry which was led by John Brown. He was trying to create a revolt and end slavery, but failed and became a martyr.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Presidential election in 1860 between Lincoln and Hamlin. Voting was based on where voters lived, Resulted in the South seceding and forming the Confederate States of America.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First battle of the Civil War, also started the war.