The Civil War Caused Freedom for Everyone

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  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was when Maine and Missouri were used to balance out the force between free and slaved states. Maine became a free state and Missouri became a slave state.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso was the idea that stopped any states that were gained by Mexico.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act was an act that made all slaves that were run aways come back to be slaves again. All slaves that were found were returned.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was an event that created specific laws to make a temperary sollution. First, Californa is free. Second, New Mexico could be a free state or a slave state. Next, Washington didn't allow trading or selling slaves.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott was a slave that went to the Supreme Court to get his freedom. He ended up to still be a slave, but because of the court decision there were some following laws: Congress couldn't stop other states from being slaves states, African Americans couldn't be citizens, and Congress can't take property away from citizens.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a novel called Uncle Tom's Cabin. The novel changed a lot of prospectives about slavery. When Harriet Beecher Stowe went in to the White House to visit Lincoln they joked about how her book was the cause of the Civil War.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska Act was when people would go vote on whether Kansas and Nebraska were free or slave states.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas was a very violent event. People went to Kansas to vote for Kansas being a free or slave state but the vote ended in a lot of violence.
  • Lincoln- Douglas Debate

    Abraham Lincoln and Stphen Douglas were in a major debate. The debate was over the Illinois Senate.
  • John Brown Raid

    John Brown raided an arsenal to fight against slavery and he tried to get slaves to join his fight. He lost and eventually was hung.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln won the election for President He won 180 out of the 303 votes. He won all of the Northern states' votes. The crazy thing was that Lincoln's name wasn't even on most of the Southern states' ballots.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina was the first state to secede. They threatened to secede because they didn't believe in Lincoln's way of having the country be the "land of the free". The South did not trust LIncoln and the Republican Party with their southern rights.