Events Leading to Civil War

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  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    He trys to stop slavery . Too many people are starting to stop slavery, so slave owners are getting scared.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Made California a free state and Utah and New Mexico as slave state. Helped the South and North not go to war.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    It helped slave owners get there slaves back if they ran away . This law kept both sides satisfied ,so no war could start.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    By: Hariet Beecher Stowe ,A story calling for an end to slavery. Made people understand what slaves went through.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    People had a chance to decide wether to be a slave state or not . People started moving to Kansas to decided what they wanted to be.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Proslavery and Abolitions fought each other with gun and swords. A small civil war happend in Kansas.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    He was a slave who sued for his freedom after owners died. Court decided not to give him his freedom because they said he was not a citizen.North got mad with south.
  • Lincoln -Douglas Debates

    Lincoln -Douglas Debates
    Lincoln and Douglas debate slavery. Lincoln lost but bacame nationally famous.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown wanted to stir up a slave revolt in Virginia and end slavery. Brown became a hero in the cause of slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Voters voted based on which section of the country they lived in.Lincoln promised to stop slavery from spreading. Lincoln won election.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    South shoots to the Norths fort. The war began.