Events Leadng To The Civil War By gtmckkee96 Oct 5, 1820 Missouri Compromise of 1820 Made Missouri a slave state and maine a free state. Oct 5, 1828 Tariff of Abominations Raise in tarrifs that really made the south mad at te north. Oct 5, 1846 wilmot provio Helped start to make the north and south mad at each other over slavery. Period: Oct 5, 1848 to Oct 5, 2012 Free Soil Party Formed by whigs tried to abolish slavery. Apr 24, 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Helped keep slaves from running away by enforcing the death penalty. Oct 5, 1850 Differing Economies of North and South The south sold cotton and used more farms while the north used textile factories to make there money. Oct 5, 1850 Compromise of 1850 Allowed California to become a free state but other newly aquired territories can decide if they wated to be free or slave states. Oct 5, 1852 Uncle Tom's Cabin Book describes how bad slavery was to the slaves. May 30, 1854 Kansas - Nebraska Act Created Kansas and Nebraska and stated that new territories could vote if they were for or against slavery. Period: Oct 5, 1854 to Oct 5, 2012 Republican Party Main party made up of merged parties for antislavery. May 21, 1856 Sack Of Lawrence Documents that only made the north and south madder at each other. May 22, 1856 Brooks/Sumner Senate Caning Brooks beat sumner refuseless untill he was unconcious. May 24, 1856 Pottawatomie Massacre (Bleeding Kansas) Abolitionists killed five proslavery members. Oct 5, 1856 Underground Railroad (Harriet Tubman) Showed that te slaves were willing to die to escape slavery. Oct 5, 1856 The Election Of 1856 Buchanon was voted president and helped draw clear party lines. Oct 5, 1857 Dred Scott Decision Scott sued for hi freedom, he was later denied freedom. Period: Oct 5, 1857 to Dec 31, 2012 Know-Nothing Party tried to keep power from the imigrants and even catholics. Oct 5, 1858 Lincoln/Douglas Debates Abe and Douglas had seven debates all consisting of slavery, which helped inform the public. Oct 5, 1858 Freeport Doctrine Douglas said new western territories could not become slave states. Oct 5, 1859 Harpers Ferry Incident John Brown and a few abolitionists stormed a US armory. Oct 5, 1860 The Election of 1860 Abe was elected president. He was from the north and it made the south angry. Oct 5, 1860 South Carolina Secession First state to sucede and it showed that there was a chance more states would do the same. Oct 5, 1861 Formation of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was elected the CSA President. South became tere own country. Oct 5, 1861 Fort Sumter Very large and very important battle in the American Civil War.