Events Leading to Civil War

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Missouri Compromise

1820

The Abolition Movement

1830 - 1865

The Mexican-American War

1848

The Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

The Republican Party

1854 - 2013

Bleeding Kansas

1856

The Dred Scott Decision

1857

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

1859

South Carolina Secedes

1860

The Election of 1860

1860

The Bombing of Fort Summer

1861

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Creation of the Confederate States

1861