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Causes of Civil War

The Causes of the Civil War

Missouri Compromise divided the US into free and slave states
Compromise of 1850 the North had one more state than the South.
Uncle Tom's Cabin showed people the reality of slavery and created a larger divide about the issue of slavery.
Kansas-Nebraska Act the fighting shifted from using words to using guns over the issue of slavery.
Dred Scott Decision nullifies all compromises that dealt with the free and slave states because “property” can be moved to any state.
Harper's Ferry Brown used violence to try to ban slavery.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates the South did not like either option for slavery and it puts the issue of slavery front and center in a public debate.
Election of 1860 the South felt powerless and they feared that Lincoln would ban slavery
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