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Road to the Civil Wa

Events and trends leading to the American Civil War

The question about slavery that actually led to the Civil War was the extension of slavery into new western lands
The issue of the spread of slavery into the Louisiana Purchase territories was temporarily settled by the Missouri Compromise
The addition of Missouri as a slave state was a problem because it would upset the balance between slave and free states
The Compromise of 1850 was made necessary because of the addition of what land to the US? The Mexican Cession
Texas applied for statehood in 1837. Why was the state turned down for statehood at that time? It would upset the balance between slave and free states
What arrangement made it possible for Texas to enter the Union without upsetting the balance of slave and free states. Oregon was to be admitted as a free state.
What state entered the Union in the Compromise of 1850? California
What part of the Compromise of 1850 was hated in the north the new Fugitive Slave Law
Popular Sovereignty was to decide what questions? the question of whether to allow slavery in Utah, New Mexico, and Kansas
What new technology led to the growth of slavery in the South? the cotton gin
What states were admitted to the Union as a result of the Missouri Compromise? Missouri and Maine
What caused the population of California to skyrocket in the 1850's the discovery of gold in 1848
What act of Congress violated the Missouri Compromise? The Kansas-Nebraska Act
What part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act caused the conflict called Bleeding Kansas? popular sovereignty in the Kansas territory
One famous incident in Bleeding Kansas was the Pottawatomie Massacre
What North Carolina born President purposely provoked a war with Mexico in order to take California and other Mexican territory James K. Polk
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