The Civil War Is Coming

  • Wilmont Proviso

    Wilmont Proviso
    would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession
    It failed but south is concerned
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    was a package of five bills, passed in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War. The Compromise of 1850 did accomplish what was intended at the time, as it held the Union together.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Book about ending slavery Raised awarness about the wrongs of slavery
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    People in the new territories could vote whether to have slavery. Led to the events called Bleeding Kansas.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Peope Flooding into Kansas to vote on slavery,This caused small civil wars in Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Slave that sued for his freedom
    African American were not citizens therfore could not sue,they were property.
    Increased tensions between north and south
  • Lincoln Douglass Debates

    Lincoln Douglass Debates
    They had debates about slavery,Lincoln said slavery was wrong but legal.
    Lincoln lost election,but became nationally famous.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Raid on Harper
    John Brown led it
    Stirup a slave revolt in Virgina and end slavery Became a martyr in the cause of slavery
  • Election of 1860

    presidental elction of 1860,voters voted for there section of country,Lincoln promised to keep slavery out of new Territories
    South would secede if Lincoln was elected. Lincoln won and south created Confederate States of America
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter first battle of civil war
    North sending supplies to and South fired on them. Begining of Civil War