What caused the civil war timeline

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  • Missouri Compromise

    MIssouri wanted to become a state but that would unbalance the number of free and slave states. Maine became a free state to keep the balance of power.
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  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Said that any land conquered from Mexico would not have slavery.
  • Compromise of 1850

    5 separate laws settling large disputes. California became free, New Mexico would be free, D.C. would have no trading or selling of slaves.
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott tried to sue his owner because he went to a free state but was still a slave. It eventualy went to the Supreme Court where he lost and remained a slave.
  • Fugitive slave act

    Entiteled California to be a free state and stopped slave trade in D.C.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stow, which stunned people with her description of slavery.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    Allowed the people in Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether or not to have slavery there.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Armed proslavery people attacked Kansas to have slavery there. Kansas became free after a bloody civil war.
  • Lincoln / Douglas Debates

    Lincoln and Douglas were debating for a spot in the Senate for Illinois. Both did not like slavery but had different views of it. Douglas thought it was up to the state to decide whether or not to have slavery. Lincoln thought that the government could not abolish slavery all together.
  • Raid of on Harpers Ferry

    Raid of on Harpers Ferry
    John Brown attacked a federal arsenal to rally slaves to fight and run away. His plan failed and he was captured, tried and executed.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln got 180 out of 303 votes. He won all of the northern states votes. Lincoln was not even on the ballets in the south.
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    South Carolina held a special meeting and voted to secede. Ohter southern states followed and created the Confederate States of America.