Civil war

Events leading to the civil war

  • wilmot proviso

    wilmot proviso
    The goverment tried to stop slavery from spreading to the west.
    Slavery made it necessary for the U.S. to make another compromise.
    Three of the men working on the the compromise between the north and the south were John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster.
    They believe they needed compromise to keep they peace, boy they were wrong!
    Henry Clay was the person they asked to write the compromise of 1850.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The north liked the fact that California would be a free state and there would be no more slave trade.
    The south liked the fact that they got utah as a slave state and congress passed the fugitive slave act.
    The fugitive slave act helped slaveholders.
    Thanks to nullification a state can refuse to follow a law they feel is unconstitutional.
    The government hopes this compromise will keep the peace
  • Uncle Tom's cabin

    Uncle Tom's cabin
    Uncle Tom's cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
    It wanted to end slavery.
    The author got to meet Abraham lincoln during the Civil War.
  • Kansas-Nebraska act

    Kansas-Nebraska act
    The people of the state decides whether it has slaves or not.
    This caused overcrowding in those territories.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Fighting led out in Kansas.
    The Republican Parties rallying cry became Bleeding Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom.
    The Supreme Court ruled that he was property not a citizen and didn't have the right to sue.
    This caused tension to increase between the North and South.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    They both were running for senator of illinois.
    Lincoln argued slavery was wrong but legal.
    Douglas won the election for senetor but in the long run that helped Lincoln win the presidential election.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The voter decided to vote for president based on where the lived.
    Lincoln promised to keep slavery from spreading.
    The South argued that if Lincoln won they would secede.
    The South called its new government The Confederate States of America. The South elected Jefferson Davis as thier president.
  • Fort sumpter

    Fort sumpter
    This was the first battle of the Civil War.
    The south opened fire on the Union.
    The Union surrendered.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    This was the location of John Brown's Raid.
    He killed four people in the process.
    He did this in hopes of stirring up a slave revolt.
    Sadly his plan backfired and he got executed.