Events Leading Up To The American Civil War

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  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Congress tried to stop the spread of slavery in the mexican cession.
    They failed, but now the south is concerned.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 is a compromise that would keep the balance between free and slave states.
    This managed to keep both sides satisfied and prevented a permanent split before the civil war.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that wanted to end slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This was a law that was passed that was to try and solve the problem of slavery in the Western territories.
    People began to flood into Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    This is when a lot of people died in Kansas.
    There was a small scale civil war.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott was a slave that sued fo his freedom.
    The court ruled that since he was a slave, he could not sue.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Lincoln and Douglas were running for Senator of Illinois.
    Lincoln lost but became nationally famous.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    John Brown led a raid on Harper's ferry.
    He did this to stir up a slave revolt in Virginia and to end slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Lincoln promised to stop the spread of slavery. The south would secede if Lincoln won. Lincoln won, the south seceded. They formed the Confederate States of America and elected Jefferson Davis as their president.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The south attacked Fort Sumter on April !2, 1861 and the union forces had to surrender.
    The Civil War has begun!!!!!!