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Causes of Civil War

The Missouri Compromise 1 allowed Missouri to become a slave state even though it was above The 36 30 Line
The Missouri Compromise 2 Maine enters the Union as a free state
The Missouri Compromise 3 Creates The 36 30 Line, north of the line means that it is a free state, and south of the line it is a slave state
Compromise of 1850 1 California is a free state
Compromise of 1850 2 New Mexico and Utah territories are given the right to choose to be a free or a slave state(Popular Sovereignty)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin The story talks about Uncle Tom, who is a slave. It also talks about the other slaves around him and shows just how cruel slavery really is. She made this to evoke people’s emotions to try to get them to do something for the slaves
The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1 was a compromise between the North and South about whether or not having slavery in Kansas and Nebraska, and it ended with both states being free states(Popular Sovereignty)
The Kansas-Nebraska Act 2 Pro and Anti-Slavery groups flood Kansas and swing the vote. Conflicts between the two groups break out into bloodshed(Bleeding Kansas)
The Dred Scott Decision 1 Dred Scott, who was an African American slave, tried to sue his old master in federal court. He and his master lived for a time in a free state.
The Dred Scott Decision 2 Supreme Court denied his request because he didn’t have citizenship. Also, they said that slaves are property, so masters can do whatever they want with them
John Brown and Harper’s Ferry 1 John Brown was an abolitionist who led raids of abolitionists in fights against slavery supporters
John Brown and Harper’s Ferry 2 One of their attacks was at Harper’s Ferry, but they were unsuccessful and then captured. Brown was hanged for his actions
Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1 were debating over being the Illinois senator, Lincoln being the republican, and Douglas being the democrat.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates 2 The debate was centered around who could determine whether a state should be a free or slave state. Douglas wanted the people to choose(Popular Sovereignty). Lincoln wanted the federal government to choose the decisions
Election of 1860 1 four states that were still uncertain on slavery or not were New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania
Election of 1860 2 -northern democrats chose Stephen Douglas and southern democrats chose John Breckenridge -republicans chose Abraham Lincoln as their representative -The Constitutional Union chose John Bell
Election of 1860 3 -after the third ballot, Lincoln was voted President of the United States, and although he only got 40% of the votes, the Electoral College gave him 180 votes -A few weeks after the election, South Carolina seceded from the Union
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