Top 10 causes of the Civil War

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The compromise of 1850 was a series of conretional measures intended to settle disagreements between slave states and free states.
  • Fugitive Slave act

    Fugitive Slave act
    a law enacted as a part of the Compromise of 1850, designed to ensure that escaped slaves would be returned into bondage
  • Underground railroad

    Underground railroad
    the underground railroad was a system of routes that helped run away slaves escape to canada or to safe areas in free states.
  • Political Party Splits

    Political Party Splits
    The Whig party splits into 2 parts: The North and the South. The Northern Whigs were opposed to the fugitive slave act, while the southern whigs were both pro- slavery and pro- union
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    It was a book written by Harriet Breacher Stowe that showed the slavery was not just a political message, but was a great moral evil.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska act established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and gave the people the right to vote for if they wanted the state as a slave state or as a free state.
  • Dred Scott case

    Dred Scott case
    Dred Scott was a slave whos master brought him to Illinois to live as a free slave for a time. Because Scott had lived in a free territory, he believed he should be free. He sued the federal court for his freedom, and then appealed to the Supreme court.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent events that involved anti- slavery, free staters, and pro slavery.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown led a band of 21 men, both black and white, and led them into Harpers Ferry, Virginia, where he started a slave uprising and killed and held many citizens hostage.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 is when Lincoln won presidency. Lincoln did not recieve popular vote, but still won. He had support from the North and the South.