Top Ten Events That Led To The Civil War

  • The Mexican War Ended

    The Mexican War Ended
    The U.S. wanted new territory that the Spanish claimed and it resulted in a fight,the U.S. ended up with the land.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Any federal marshal who didn't arrest a runaway slave got fined $1,000.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Was Released

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Was Released
    The book was about the evils of slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act allowed Kansas and Nebraska to choose weather they wanted to allow slaves into there state.
  • Preston Attacked Charles

    Preston Attacked Charles
    Charles Sumner gave a speech about attackng the pro-slavery forces for thr violence in kansas and Preston Brooks attacked him with a cane after the speech was given.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    He's a slve who filed a case ,which he lost, saying that he should be free when his master took him into a state which free slaves were allowed.
  • Lecompton Constitution Was Rejected

    Kansas wrote the Lecompton Constition so the state can be a slave state, but the constition was denied and Kansas became a free state.
  • John Brown's Raid

    Brown led a group ,12 white men and 5 black men, to raid the arsenal located in Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
  • Abraham Lincoln Was Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Was Elected President
    Lincoln was elected the 16th president and becoming the first Republican to win the presidency.
  • Fort Sumnter

    Fort Sumnter
    The starting place for the Civil War.