Events Leading to Civil War

Timeline created by m0601022
In History
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    goverment tried to prohibit slavery in mexican cession area
  • Compromise Of 1850

    Compromise Of 1850
    Kept balance in slave and free states
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Book written to promote abolition
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Created territories of kansas and nebraska opening new lands for settlement
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    People killed ;small scale civil war
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    slave wanted freedon, court denied saying that african americans are not citizens and can't sue .
  • Lincoln-Douglas debates

    Lincoln-Douglas debates
    Lincoln-Douglas ran for Senator of Illinois , Lincoln lost
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Presidential Election ; Lincoln won.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First shots of the civil war fired by south