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Causes of the Civil2

Events Leading to Civil War

Missouri entered the Union as a slave state Missouri Compromise
Maine entered the Union as a free state Missouri Compromise
The 36'30' line established a boundary between free and slave regions Missouri Compromise
States or territories were given the right to choose if they wanted to be a free or slave state Popular sovereignty
California was admitted as a free state Compromise of 1850
This compromise dealt with the Mexican Cession in regards to the issue of how a state or territory would decide if they would be a free or slave Compromise of 1850
Utah and New Mexico territories were added and used popular sovereignty to decide the issue of slavery Compromise of 1850
This was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
This was written to show how bad the slaves were treated on a daily basis Uncle Tom's Cabin
This allowed 2 states from the Louisiana Territory to have popular sovereignty Kansas-Nebraska Act
He was a former slave who sued his master for his freedom because he lived in a free state for a short time Dred Scott
This declared African Americans were not citizens of the U.S. Dred Scott Decision
This declared slaves were property of their owners Dred Scott Decision
This happened in Harper's Ferry, Virginia John Brown's Raid
An abolitionist who had a radical idea to capture a federal arsenal and start a slave revolt in the South John Brown
This plan didn't succeed because no slaves came to the federal arsenal to support the revolt and the man in charge was captured, tried, and hung John Brown's Raid
Event that was created around the Illinois Senate race, where the main topic was who should decide if a state or territory will be free or slave Lincoln-Douglas Debate
He won the Senate seat in Illinois after the Lincoln-Douglas debates Stephen Douglas
He believed in popular sovereignty to decide the issue of slavery Stephen Douglas
He believed the Federal government should decide the issue of slavery Abraham Lincoln
He won the election of 1860 with 40% of the popular vote Abraham Lincoln
He represented the border states in the election of 1860 John Bell
He represented the Democrats in the South in the election of 1860 John Breckenridge
He represented the Democrats in the North in the election of 1860 Stephen Douglas
He represented the Republicans in the North in the election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln
Created by: Mary Jane Lorson