The Events Leading to The Civil War



The Missouri Compromise

1820 - 1857

A line is made to separate free states and slave states.

The Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1865

People, typically Northerners, who not only disagreed with slavery but wanted black rights and the immediate end to slavery.

The Dred Scott Desicion


Dred Scott was a slave who's owner died while he was in a free state and he then moved to Missouri, a slave state, declaring that he was free. The case eventually got moved up to the Supreme Court when he sued and they decided that basically that he was still a slave.

The Election and Precidency of Abraham Lincoln

1860 - 1865

The reason behind the South's attempt at Secession. Was thought to be an Abolitionist because he is a Republican.

The Creation of The Confederate States

1861 - 1865

The South, in an effort to secede, create the Confederate States of America to branch off into their own country. They select their president to be Jefferson Davis of Mississippi.

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War was the war between the Union, or the United States, and the Confederates, or the Confederate States of America. It started when the South tried to secede to start a new, slave nation.