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SS Ch4 L2

Ohio and the Civil War: A Nation Divided

In 1850, lawmakers in the South wanted to pass laws that would... punish people who helped slaves escape
The Fugitive Slave Act made it... illegal to help slaves runaway
In 1852, Harriet Beacher Stowe wrote a fast selling book called... "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" described ... slave conditions and how they were treated in the South
In 1858, dozens of Ohio citizens were arrested for . rescuing John Price, a fugitive slave, and helping him flee to Canada
In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act that let new territories decide whether to allow slavery or not. This went against the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party were against the spread of slavery but did not think government should end it in the South.
In 1861, the Confederate States of America, also called the Confederacy, was formed in the city of Montgomery, Alabama and guaranteed the right to own enslaved people.
Confederate leaders set up their capital in Richmond, Virginia, only about 100 miles from Washington D.C.
On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired cannons on Fort Sumter, a Union fort on an island in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
After Union troops surrendered at Fort Sumter, a total of eleven states made up the Confederacy.
The North's factories were a strength in the war because it had more resources such as weapons.
armory building where weapons are kept
border state slave states between the free and slave states but did not secede
secede leave or break away from something
The South's strengths were they were fighting for their homeland and their way of life.
Created by: tbrogs5