Prelude to Civil War

  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was an uprising from farmers again the extreme taxes on whiskey. This was the largest uprising against the government until the Civil War which is why it is significant. The uprising resulted in Thomas Jefferson repealing the taxes. © North Wind Picture Archives
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The war of 1812 was between Americans and Britain. The war ended in 2/18/1815 by the US drawing back signing a peace treaty. With the war ending the US had no reason not to expand territory. [The Battle of New Orleans] [graphic] / E. Percy Moran.
  • Tariff of 1816

    Tariff of 1816
    The Tariff act was to protect manufactored goods that were not made in American territory. The Tariff caused prices to rise in the South making a more expensive life because the North used more of these goods. Tariff--Law and legislation--United States, Tariff, or rates of duty, after the thirtieth of June 1816, on all goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States of America;
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise divided states from slaved to free. This is known as the 36'30''. The compromise tried to keep equal land to the slave and free states. The compromise was latter considered unconstitutional because of the Dred Scott case. United States: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was a slave that had runway towards the hope of freedom. When he was caught he was put on a three month trail and lost. Him losing resulted in him and his family staying enslaved and even if a slave moved to a free state they were still considered property.