Pre-Cival War

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    Missouri Compromise

    Missiouri was wanting to join the U.S.A as a slave state but that would upset the balance. Then they added Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    It said that all lands that we gain from Mexico would be Slavery Free. It did not pass because the south wanted slavery to spread.
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    Dred Scott Decision

    This was a court case were a man named Dred Scott was fighting for his freedom and his family. He was denied freedom because he wasn't a citizen. One of the many events that made people angry at slavery. He was later given his freedom by his old master who was his friend.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    All people must help catch run away slaves. It made the North more angry at the South
  • Compromise of 1850

    California became a free state. New Mexico could be a free state. Washington D.C would not allow trading or selling of slaves. It was another tempory solution.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the "Uncle Tom's Cabin", which stunned people with the description of slavery. It showed how evil slavery was and made the North more angry at the south.
  • Kanasa/Nebraska Act

    Allowed the people of Nebraska and Kanasa to choose free or slave. Gave the power to the people of those to future states.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    Slavery supporters attacked the town of lawrence, the antislavey capital. The violence started to grow. First violent clash over slavery.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    A big debate in which lincoln and douglas where running for senate. Also gave the south an intro to lincoln>
  • Raid on Harpers Ferry

    A raid to help free slave and gain an edge on thier oppenent by cutting off weopons.
  • Lincoln Election

    Elected even though his name wasn't on the ballet in some southern states.
  • Secession of S.C.

    It was when South Caralina seceded from the Union. And Texas, Louisiana, Missipi, Alabama, Flordia, and Geogia join them. Broke the county in half.