Event leading to Civil War


Missouri Compromise


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

The Mexican-American War


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

Uncle Tom’s Cabin


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


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


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

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

This is the war!