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Causes of Civil War

Different kinds of causes of Civil War

The Missouri Compromise Maine enters into U.S. as a free state.
The Missouri Compromise Missouri joining as a slave state.
The Missouri Compromise 36-30 Line: North is free state, south is slave state.
How the Missouri Compromise lead to Civil War. Continues the status quo which grows the divide between free in slave states.
Compromise of 1850 It consists of 5 bills that were passed that dealt with the issue of slavery.
Compromise of 1850 California joins the union a free state.
Compromise of 1850 Territories of New Mexico and Utah get Popular Sovereignty (Right to Free or Slave).
Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave Act: Required the North by law to return all runaway slaves to the South. It ended the slave trade in Washington.
How the Compromise of 1850 lead to Civil War. The Status Quo ends with keeping a balance between Free and Slave States. Balance of power will go to the Northern Free States.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin The author was Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin It was an anti-slavery novel. And Harriet depicts the cruelty of Slavery in the South.
How Uncle Tom’s Cabin lead to Civil War Culture Shift:comes from the use of emotion to convince people to help end Slavery.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act Decided to let the territories decide if they would be a Free or Slave State (Popular Sovereignty).
How the Kansas-Nebraska Act lead to Civil War Both Pro and Anti-Slavery groups moving to Kansas to just vote. And it led to armed conflict (“Bleeding Kansas”).
The Dred Scott decision He was a slave. And he sued his master for his freedom.
The Dred Scott decision Supreme Court ruled that he was not Free, because African Americans are not citizens they can’t sue.
How the Dred Scott decision lead to Civil War The argument of the decision still went on for another four years all the way to the civil War.
John Brown Who wanted to start a slave uprising by breaking into a Federal Amary to arm the Slaves.
John Brown and Harper’s Ferry They break into the armory but no slaves come to help. John Brown is tried and hung.
How John Brown and Harper’s Ferry lead to Civil War Prior to this event it was an argument of ideas. Then it turns into an argument of guns.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates They are both running for a senate seat in Illinois.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Primary issue is slavery (who can decide if a state is Free or Slave); Douglas- Popular Sovereignty. Lincoln- Legislature (Government should decide to have slavery or not).
How Lincoln-Douglas Debates lead to Civil War Both sides of the argument about Free and Slave are on the public display.
Election of 1860 candidates were: Lincoln-Republican-North Douglas-Democrat-North, Bell-Constitutional Union-the Border States, Breckinridge-Democrat-South.
Election of 1860 Result: Lincoln wins election with only 40% of the popular vote.
Election of 1860 Cause: Not one Southern state voted for Lincoln. 1. Political Power 2.South fears Lincoln will ban slavery.
Created by: 18HershbergerJ