Road to the Civil War

  • The Slave Trade Compromise

    The Slave Trade Compromise
    The Slave Trade Compromise was that slave trade was allowed for 20 years, but once the 20 years were up it was illegal.
  • Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin
    The invention of the cotton gin came with a huge boom in slavery. The cotton gin allowed slaves to produce an extreme amount of cotton daily. The increase of slavery increased the arguing between the North and South.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    The war between Mexico and America had a huge role in the time leading to the Civil War. The land we got from defeating Mexico was argued about in Congress to see if it would become Free States or Slave States
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act made it so any run away slave was to be sent back to their owner. The owner of the slave would give a brief description of the slave and could pay money to whoever found them. This made it so people could take free slaves and force them into slavery. This act angered the North greatly.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Hariet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin based on a slave family that was seperated at a slave sale. The family in the book was fictional, but based on a true story. The story was read by almost every person in the North. President Lincoln said that the book started the war.
  • Dred Scott vs Sandford

    Dred Scott vs Sandford
    Dred Scott tried to sue for his freedom because his previous owner died and the man who inherited him lived in a free state. Dred Scott was denied freedom because the Supreme Court Justice said black people had no rights and could never become citizens.
  • The Election off Abraham Lincoln

    The Election off Abraham Lincoln
    When Abraham Lincoln was elected President it was the last straw for the South. The Southern States began to Succede from the Union and the Civil War was about to begin.