Events Leading up to the Civil War

Events

Cotton Gin

1793

Missouri Compromise

1820

Liberator

JAnuary 1831

Abolitionist Movement

February 1831

Nat Turners Rebellion

March 1831

End of Mexican American War

january 1848

End of Mexican American War

California Gold Rush

february 1848

Popular Sovereignty

JAnuary 1850

Popular Sovereignty

Compromise of 1850

February 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

March 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Underground Railroad

1853

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854

Bleeding Kansas

1855

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Lincoln Douglas Debates

1858

John Browns Raid

1859

Abraham Lincoln elected President

1860

Southern Secession

1861