events leading to civil war

Timeline created by C0512883
  • willmot proviso

    willmot proviso
    trying to stop slavery in new territory scaring southern slave owners
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
    Admission of california as a free state Help north and south not go to war for another 10 years
  • fugitive slave law

    fugitive slave law
    Helped slaveholders recapture runaway slaves prevented a permanent split before the civil war
  • Uncle toms cabin

    Uncle toms cabin
    story calling for an end for slavery north=slavery is horrible
    south=abolishionist propaganda
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    People in territory could decide for themselves weather their state would allow slavery
  • bleeding kansas

    bleeding kansas
    proslavery and abolishionist fought eachother with guns small civil war erupted in kansas
  • dred scott

    dred scott
    slave sued for his freedom increased tension between the north and south states
  • Lincoln -douglas Debates

    Lincoln -douglas Debates
    lincoln and Douglas debated slavery lincoln lost election but became nationally famous
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Jhon brown seized the federal arsenal Brown became a hero in the cause of slavery
  • election of 1860

    election of 1860
    lincoln became president promised to keep slavery from spreding into new territories
  • fort sumter

    fort sumter
    THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS