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The Civil War

TermDefinition
Missouri Compromise(Event) Missouri entered the Union as a slave state, and Main entered as a free state. 36*30 latitude line split the North and the South.
Missouri Compromise(Cause) Kept the status quo the same by balancing the free and the slave states.
Compromise of 1850(Event) California became a free state, New Mexico and Utah got popular sovereignty, Washington D.C. banned slave trade, and the Fugitive Slave Act
Compromise of 1850(Cause) By dealing with 3 states it broke the status quo of keeping both sides equal.
Uncle Tom's Cabin(History) Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, in Cincinnati, Ohio, is also an anti-slavery book, she got the information from runaway slaves
Uncle Tom's Cabin(Cause) Caused an emotional response for the people who helped slaves. It also was an insult for the South of how hard she wrote they treated the slaves.
Dred Scott Decision(Event) A slave who sued for his freedom, his case went to the Supreme Court, but the Court denied his freedom rights, because African Americans were not Citizens, slaves were property
Dred Scott Decision(Cause) People in the North decided not to allow slaves in their states, but the Decision let slaves be brought into their sates since they were property
Lincoln Douglass Debate(Event) Lincoln and Douglass were both running for Illinois Senate. Douglass wanted popular sovereignty, Lincoln wanted the Federal Government.
Lincoln Douglass Debate(Cause) The South did not like either ideas, so they felt like they were running out of options, the debate grew national attention.
John Brown and Harper's Ferry(Event) He planned an armed revolt by the slaves, by which he would capture the Federal Armory in Harper's Ferry, he accomplished capturing it, but didn't have enough men so he was captured by Robert E. Lee.
John Brown and Harper's Ferry(Cause) After his execution, it created attention for the Abolitionist movement, and also radical elements like him who are willing to fight for this cause.
Election of 1860(People) Lincoln-Republic-North Bell-Constitutional Union Party-Border Breckenridge-Democrat-South Douglass-Democrat-North
Election of 1860(Results) Lincoln won the election with only 40% of popular vote, he also won the electoral votes by getting 180/303.
Election of 1860(Cause) Nine Southern states did not cast a vote for Lincoln. The South felt politically powerless, they fear that Lincoln will ban slavery
Created by: 18MillerM