Event leading to Civil War

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Missouri Compromise

1820

The Missouri compromise divided the country in two: pro-slavery and anti-slavery.

The Mexican-American War

1848

This was a war over land. During this war, Texas land was gained.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

1852

This was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was an abolitionist. She wrote it during the time of slavery.

The Dred Scott Decision

1857

This is when Dred Scott tried to sue his master(after his death). He had lived in Illinois, a free state, so he should have been free. He didn't win though

The Election of 1860

1860

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election with an electoral vote of 180.

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

This is the war!