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Causes of Civil War

Missouri enters the Union as a slave state Missouri Compromise
Maine enters the Union as a free state Missouri Compromise
The 36 30 degree line is set; north of the line is free, south of it is slave Missouri Compromise
-Continues the status quo of keeping free and slave equal; this only creates a larger divide between free and slave states Missouri Compromise
California enters the U.S. as a free state Compromise of 1850
Utah and New Mexico territories choose slaves by popular sovereignty Compromise of 1850
D.C. bans slave trade, Fugitive Slave Law is strengthened Compromise of 1850
-Ends the status quo of trying to keep free and slave equal, the North ends up with more political power Compromise of 1850
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
Describes the hard life of a slave Uncle Tom's Cabin
Evokes emotions to move people to action Uncle Tom's Cabin
Encourages the North to rethink slavery, but enrages the South Uncle Tom's Cabin
Albany, Kansas, and Nebraska popular sovereignty Kansas Nebraska Act
Pro and antislavery groups rush to swing the vote Kansas Nebraska Act
Conflicts between the two groups breaks out (Bleeding Kansas) Kansas Nebraska Act
It is a shift from a fight with words to physical violence Kansas Nebraska Act
Sued his master for freedom Dred Scott Decision
He and his master live in a free state Dred Scott Decision
Supreme Court says African Americans aren't citizens and slaves can be taken anywhere Dred Scott Decision
There are no more free states Dred Scott Decision
An abolitionist wanted to violently overthrow the slave system by taking Harper's Ferry John Brown and Harper's Ferry
John Brown took the Armory, but the slaves didn't help him, so he is captured and killed John Brown and Harper's Ferry
Fighting for a seat in the Senate Lincoln Douglas Debates
Douglas: Popular Sovereignty Lincoln Douglas Debates
Lincoln: Federal Government Lincoln Douglas Debates
Southe felt uneasy about the options Lincoln Douglas Debates
Stephen Douglas, democrat, north Election of 1860
Abraham Lincoln, republican, north Election of 1860
John Bell, Constitutional Union Party, boarder Election of 1860
John C. Breckenridge, democrat, south Election of 1860
Lincoln won Election of 1860
Created by: 18brooksadam