Events Leading to the Civil War

Timeline created by j0407579
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Congress tried to stop the spread of slavery.Failed. South is worried.
  • Compromise of 1850

    California is free. Slave trade illeagal in north.Popular soviernty for others.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Abolitionist book.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Said popular soveinty to decide on slavery. Caused a rush towards the two states.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Small scal civil war in Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott sued for freedom...Failed
  • Lincon-Douglass Debates

    Election for senator. Lincon said slavery should not be expanded. Lost election. Became famous for his views.
  • Harpers Ferry

    John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry. He failed and vecame a martr in the north.
  • Election of 1860

    Lincon was voted into presidency. The south seceded.
  • Fort Sumter

    The Confederacy attacked the fort and succeded. The war had begun!