Causes of Civil War Timeline

Events

First Slaves Arrive In Virginia

August 1619

Declaration of Independence

July 1776

US Constitution

September 1787

Cotton Gin

March 1794

Missouri Compromise

May 1820

Tariff of Abominations

May 1828

Nat Turner's Rebellion

August 1831

American Anti-Slavery Society

December 1833

Mexican American War

April 1846 - February 1848

The Compromise of 1850

January 1850

Nashville Convention

June 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

September 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

March 1852

Republican Party Founded

March 1854

Kansas Nebraska Act

May 1854

Dred Scott v. Sanford

March 1857

Election of 1860

November 1860

Crittenden Compromise

December 1860