Cause of the Civil War

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In History
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    Was from 1820 to 1848, involved people like Lewis Cass, and David Wilmot, things that took place was the Election of 1848 and the slavery ban, it was at the Mexican Cession, and this only happened because there wasn't a balance between the Southerners and the Northerners
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    It happened in the 1820's and later, Involves people like David Wilmot and Politicians, a proposal to ban slavery took place here, it took place at the Mexican Cession just like the Missouri Compromise, the reason this all started was because David being an abolitionist he wanted to resolve this slavery issue so he went over to the Mexican territories to make a compromise.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Happened in the 1850's, involved people like President Fillmore, some things that took place was the fugitive slave act, and John Brown’s sentence, it took place in multiple states like Virginia and California, the reason this event happened was because the balance between free states and slave states, and it impacted history by Texas becoming a slave free state
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    Happen in the 1850's, some people involved were Senator Calhoun and Harriet B. Stowe, it took place at multiple states like California and more, it happened because too many slaves were escaping and some people like Calhoun believe that slave owners property should be returned to them (rude). Since this happened, people like escaped slaves and abolitionist rebelled.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This also happened in the 1850, some people involved were Harriet B. Stowe, and her father who was an abolitionist minister, nothing really took place but the whole process of the fugitive slave act affected the novel itself, it took place a slave society, this whole event happened because of the fugitive slave act. If it wasn't for that act, maybe Harriet's dad would have not been treated so badly.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act / Bleeding Kansas

    Kansas Nebraska Act / Bleeding Kansas
    It was in 1854, it involves people like Stephen Douglass and Charles Sumner, one thing that happened was war that broke out between the antislavery government and the for-slavery government, it took place at the Nebraska and Kansas territories, once again this event happened because people didn't agree on having slavery or not having it and territories were getting very territorial, and it affected history because the compromise never worked out (until later)
  • The Dred Scott Case

    The Dred Scott Case
    It was in 1857, it involves people like Dred Scott a slave trying to sue, it took place in a state where slavery was illegal and at court, this event happened because Dred Scott wanted to sue a court because he was considered himself a free man because he was in a state that slavery was illegal, and it impacted the southerners and northerners
  • The Lincoln Douglass Debate

    The Lincoln Douglass Debate
    It happened in 1858, it involved people like Abraham Lincoln and Douglass, what happened was a debate about slavery and their rights, it took place in Northern, Western, and Southern territories, this all happened so they could get a head start on politics and for their honest opinions on this topic. In the end, Douglass won
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    Happened in 1859, people like John Brown and Robert Lee were involved, a war in/ near the town of Harper's Ferry, it mostly happened at Harper's Ferry and the battlefield in general, it happened because John Brown wanted to free the slaves in the south, and it impacted him because he was found guilty of murder, treason, and more
  • Lincoln's Election of 1860

    Lincoln's Election of 1860
    The year was 1860, it once again involved people like Abraham Lincoln and Douglass, what happened was ANOTHER debate against Douglass and Abe, but this time Abe won, it took place in the southern states I believe, this happened because Lincoln wanted to take a stand against slavery that day, and it obviously impacted Abe because in 1860 he became President
  • The Southern Session

    The Southern Session
    The year was ABOUT 1861, people in the Southern states and Abraham Lincoln were involved, what happened was that the southern states formed the Confederate States and they left the union, it took place in southern states like South Carolina, and this only happened because the southerners were mad about the fact that the President and Congress are just relaxed about this slavery thing and so they just basically formed the Confederate states and left the union