Timeline Towards the Civil War

Events

Missouri Compromise

1821

War with Mexico

1846

Wilmont Proviso

1846

Free Soil Party Established

1848

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Compromise of 1850

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Brooks "canes" Sumner

1856

Bleeding Kansas

1856

Dred Scott

1857

John Brown/Harpers Ferry

1859

Lincoln elected President

1860

South Carolina secedes

1860

Civil War begins

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Lincoln re-elected

1864

Civil War ends

1865