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Causes of Civil War

The Missouri Compromise Maine enters as a free state. 36’30’ line creates a separation, all states north of the line will be free state and those south would be slave states
Compromise of 1850 It consisted of laws admitting California as a free state,New Mexico and Utah are given given popular sovereignty (right to decide slavery issue) Fugitive Slave Act: Required the North by law to return any runaway slaves. D.C. Bans slave trade.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin published, 1851 In the book, Tom protects his family by choosing not to run away so the others may stay together. In the end of the book, Tom and Eliza escape slavery . Eliza and her family reach Canada, but Tom’s freedom comes with death. Tom’s third and final master ha
The Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854 Allowed settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within the new state’s borders. Popular Sovereignty is given to the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Proslavery and antislavery groups flood the territory to swing the vote. Fig
The Dred Scott decision, 1857 He is suing his master for freedom because he is now living in a free state. The Supreme Court decision: a) African Americans are not citizens of the United States b) Slaves are property
John Brown and Harper’s Ferry, 1859 Descending upon the town in the early hours of October 17th, Brown and his men captured prominent citizens and seized the federal armory and arsenal. Brown is a radical abolitionist who wants to raid a federal armory-Harper’s Ferry, VA and start a revolt
Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858-1859 Both are running for Illinois senate seat. Debate focused on who should determine if a state is free or slave *Douglas-Popular sovereignty *Lincoln- Federal Government
-ELECTION OF 1860 1) Douglas- Democrat- North 2) Lincoln- Republicans- North 3) Breckinridge- Democrat- South 4) Bell- Constitutional Union- Border Results: Lincoln wins 40% of popular vote, wins the Electoral with 180 votes Cause: No Southern State voted for Lincol
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