Hannah's Causes of Civil War Timeline

  • Missouri Compromise

    When Missouri was finally admitted to be a state it had to be a slave state, and Maine was admitted at the smae time so it became a free state. This was to keep the balence for non, and slave states. They created a geographical line that separates the North and the South, the slave states (South) and the free states (North).
  • Compromise of 1850

    Senator Stephan A. Douglas of Illinois decided that congress would vote on these 5 proposals separately and this would end the argument once and for all.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    Required to all citizens to help catch runaways, weather in the South or in the North. Anyone who has been was found aiding a fugitive slave could be fined or imprisoned
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854

    Repealed the Missouri Compromise and allowed settlers of these regions to vote on weather or not to allow slavery in their States.
  • Formation of the Republican Party

    The formation of the rebublican party thought the government should ban slavery from the new territories and Further divide the North (Mainly Republicans) and the south (Mainly Democrats)
  • Dred Scott Decision

    He was a Slave and sued the U.S. for his freedom because he moved from a slave state to a state that was free Supreme court rejected him and it caused strong reactions from the public and dividing the country even more.
  • Lincoln/ Douglas Debates

    Lincoln opposed slavery and did not want it he was also a Republican and Douglas believed it should be voted on by the public, that it was their chose if they wanted slavery in their state. Lincoln gained national reputation.
  • John Brown’s Raid

    He was and Abolitionist and led 18 other men to raid an arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, VA to start a rebellion against slave holder, turning brown into a myatar.
  • The South Begins to Secede

    Not actual date