Historical Events of the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    A proposition to prohibiting slavery for the rest of the Louisiana Purchase north of the 36*30'N latitude line. This compromise lead to a balance between the free- and the slave- states by having the same amount of senates.
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    Historical Events of he Civil War

    The events that lead to the Civil War.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    A proposition to banning slavery in any states that were purchased from Mexico. This created the south to be livid and created bitter debate between the states.
  • Compromise of 1850

    This compromise made California a free-state and allowed Mexico the right to either join the slave states or the free states. This was one solution to keping the government together that would not hold forever.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    A man named Dred Scott, a slave, fought for his freedom in court that made outstanding image throughout the nation. He loss the case because: 1) African-Americans could not be citizens. 2) Could not prevent treture slave state 3) Congress can't take away property.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book about how the live as a slave felt. This created the North to be outraged to fight to stop slavery.
  • Kansas/Nebraska Act

    This act allowed Kansas and Nebraska to choose to be a free or slave state abandoning the Missorui Compromise stated in 1819. They decide to let the popular sovereignty pick if they were going to be free or slave. Nebraska became free and Kansas became slave.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    The antisalvery citizens didn't like the result and decide to fight to make the state a free state. This meant the first violent clash made before the civil war. As a ending result, Kansas became free and made the violence in America grow.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    Lincoln and Douglas fight to get a seat in the senate. Abraham for the free states and Douglas for the slave states. Douglas won the debate.
  • Harper's Ferry

    This was a attempt in West Virginia, Jefferson County, to let slaves be able to fight back with guns, but no one rebeled. 22 men went in and about five went out alive not including the leader of the attack John Brown.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln went on to become the president and won because the north voted for him. He also stated that he wasn't going to get rid of slavery but the south didn't listen and seceded.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    As Lincoln was being pulled into office, the south didn't believe that he wasn't going to destroy slavery so the first to secede was South Carolina which Lincoln was not planning and tried to reunite America.