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Causes of Civil War

Causes of the Civil War

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Missouri Compromise Maine separates from Massachusetts and enters Union as Free state.
Missouri Compromise Missouri would enter Union as a slave state.
Missouri Compromise Anything north of 36*30 was free, anything south of that was slave.
Compromise of 1850 California enters Union as Free state
Compromise of 1850 In New Mexico and Utah, people would pick whether the states would be free or slave; also known as popular sovereignty
Compromise of 1850 D.C. bans slave trade, Fugitive Slave Act
Uncle Tom's Cabin The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Story is about slaves living on a plantation: hard life that slaves live.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act The act allowed the Kansas and Nebraska territory to decide the issue of slavery on the basis of popular sovereignty.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act Violence breaks out between pro and anti-slavery groups. "Bleeding Kansas"
The Dred Scott Decision Slave who sued his master for his freedom. Claimed that because he lived in a free state, he should also be free. Supreme Court said African Americans were not citizens. Also said that slaves were property.
John Brown and Harper's Ferry John Brown was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.
John Brown and Harper's Ferry Abolitionist who planned an armed revolt by the slaves. Planned to capture the Federal Armory in Harper’s Ferry. Robert E. Lee commanded marines to stop John Brown's raid, and they succeeded. John Brown is tried and hung for his actions.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates The Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the Senate in Illinois, and Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Both Douglas and Lincoln are running for an Illinois Senate Seat
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Debate focused on the issue “who had the power to decide if a State was Free or Slave” Douglas: Popular Sovereignty Lincoln: Federal Government
Election of 1860 Lincoln - Republican - North
Election of 1860 Breckenridge - Democrat - South
Election of 1860 Douglas - Democrat - North
Election of 1860 Bell - Constitutional Union - Border
Election of 1860 Lincoln wins the election wins with only 40% of the popular vote. He wins 180/303 Electoral Votes
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