Causes of the Civil War

Events

First African Slaves in Virginia

1619

Nathaniel Bacon’s rebellion

1676

Declaration of Independence

1776

American Constitution Ratified

1787

Cotton Gin invented

1794

Missouri Compromise

1820

Nat Turner Rebellion

1831

The Liberator begins publication

1831

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Compromise of 1850

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

1852

Bleeding Kansas

1856 - 1861

Panic of 1857

1857

Dredd Scott vs. Sanford

1857

John Brown's Raid and Death

1859

Election of 1860

1860

States Secede

1860 - 1861