U.S. History I Group 1

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    Factors Leading Up to the Start of the Civil War

  • Massachusetts is the first colony to legalize slavery

  • Industrial Revolution

    This split the North and South in different directions in their economy and culture.
  • Constitutional Convention

    On this date, they created the Constitution but did not make any definate plans on the future of slavery. They decided that it would not be an issue for at least the next 20 years.
  • The Invention of the Cotton Gin

    This help make cotton a major cash crop and increased the need for slave labor to pick the cotton.
  • Missouri Compromise

  • Wilmot Proviso

    This was an attempt to prevent slavery in lands purchased from Mexico after the Mexican War
  • Compromise of 1850

  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    Many Northerners ignored this and it created more tension between them and the Southerners.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin was published

    This book helped more and more people feel sorry for slaves and what they have gone through. It helped more and more people push to end slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    A series of battles fought over slavery in Kansas
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott lost his case and was classified as property. This upset aboisionists everywhere.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown led a group of armed slaves and abolitionists to overtake the armory at Harper's Ferry. His plan failed and he was hanged.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    The South did not recognize Lincoln as President and southern states began to succeed.
  • South Carolina Succeeds

    This would push President Lincoln to war to force the southern states back to the United States.