Tension Between North and South

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  • John Brown

    John Brown
    Brown was an active abolitionist in the movement, also lead Bleeding Kansas. He was a hero towards the North and hated in the south. His works in the 1850s overall increased the tension between the north and south and were the leading cause of the Civil War.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This novel was an anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This novel caused the north to feel more empathy for slaves and become more opposed to slavery, but the south was unfazed and worked harder to defend slavery. This was also one of the causes of the Civil war.
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    This was formed by a group of anti-slavery whigs by forces that opposed the expansion of slavery. The republican party was well supported in the North but opposed to in the South and also threatened to leave the union if a Republican won the presidency.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    This act passed by Congress allowed the people of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves to have slavery in their boundaries. This increased tension between the north and south, the south agreed with the act since Kansas was a slave state, but the North did agree and it resulted in many attacks.
  • Bloody Kansas

    Bloody Kansas
    This was a series of attacks in Kansas over the lawfulness of making Kansas a slave state through the popular sovereignty of the Kansas Nebraska Act, this increased the tension between the north and south and caused the Civil War.
  • Election of 1856

    Election of 1856
    This election was between James Buchanon( Democrat), John Fremont(Republican), and Millard Filmore(Whig party). Buchanan won the election.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    The Decision of the Dred Scott vs. Sanford increased the tension between the north and south because it declared that Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional which reopened the debate over slavery expansion.
  • House Divided Speech

    House Divided Speech
    This was an address given by Abraham Lincoln after being accepted as the first Republican senator. This speech said that "a house divided will not stand". this speech increased tension between the north and south because it declared that only the federal government had the power to end slavery.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

    Lincoln Douglas Debate
    This was a series of seven debates elects Abraham Lincoln (Republican) and Stephan Douglas (Democratic) over slavery and state rights. This event increased tension between the north and the south because the south felt betrayed by Lincoln because they felt he was an abolitionist and Douglas suggested the refusal of territories to grant slavery legal protection.
  • Harper's Ferry Raid

    Harper's Ferry Raid
    This was a raid in Harper Ferry, Virginia lead by John Brown against an army to start a revolt of enslaved people and to overall end slavery. This event increased the tension between the North and the South because it made John Brown a hero in the North and angered the people of the south.
  • Secession

    Secession
    Because the south couldn't get the desire to preserve slavery in the south to begin to threaten to leave the union. This was one of the leading causes of the Civil War. This increased the tension between the north and the south and caused chaos within the union.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    This election included Abraham Lincoln (Republican), Stephan Douglas (Democrat), John Breckinridge (Democrat), and John Bell (union party). Abraham Lincoln became the first president to win an election as a republican.