Events Leading to Civil War;

Timeline created by j0306132
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Wanted to ban slavery in the new states.
    Scaring the southern slave owners.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Keep the balance between slave and free states.
    Admission of CA as a free state
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    To help slaveholders recapture runaway slaves
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Story calling for an end to slavery.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    People in the territories could decide for themselves.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A bunch of people got shot or killed with guns and swords. (Abolionist and Pro-slavery) A small cicil war in kansas.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    Slave sued for his freedom
    Increased the tension between the northern and southern states.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Debated slavery.
    Slavery was wrong but legal.
    Slavery should not be expanded
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    John Brown seized the federal arschal.
    He became a martyr (hero) in the cause of slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Lincoln elected.
    If lincoln won, southern states would secede
    -Disageement over states' rights issues
    -Breakdown of compromises
    -Increasing sectionalism
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    North has a fort in the southern territory.
    War has began.