Events leading to the Civil War

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Invention of the cotton gin

1793

Slavery

1806

Missouri Compromise

1820

Underground Railroad

1837

Mexican War ends

1848

Compromise of 1850

March 25, 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

September 18, 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is released

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act is passed

1854

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Lecompton Constituion rejected

1858

Raid on Harper's Family

1859

Election of Abraham Lincoln

November 6, 1860

Southern Secession

December 20, 1860

Fort Sumter

1861