The Missouri Compromise was made to please pro-slavery and anti slavery forces.
The Abolition movement
1830 - 1865
People that were determined to end slavery at any cost.
The Mexican-American war
1846 - 1848
The war started and ended to gain land, specifically California.
The fugitive slave act
1850 - 1862
This act convicted people that help slaves escape, to pay a fine and goal to jail for a small period of time.
Uncle toms cabin
1852 - 2013
Harriet Beecher wrote this anti-slavery book , to "help lay out the groundwork for the civil war.
The Kansas-Nebraska act
1854 - 1856
This act was suppose to bring compromise to the country between the south and north. But instead it divided the country even more
The republican party
1854 - 2013
This party was created in favor of the south
1856 - 1861
A war that happens because of the south wanting Kansas to be a slave state, and the north wanting it to be a free state.
The Dred Scott decision
A slave tried to sue his owner because since he is in a free state he thinks that he is free.But the judges say that because he is a slave he cant sue also that a slave is a slave no matter were they are. This angered the north.
John Browns raid on Harper ferry
John brown created a revolt against slave owners, He is known as the " Meteor that sparked the war."
The Election of 186o
The election that Aberham Lincoln won. This would cause the south to secede from the union.
The creation of the confederate states
These states were states that seceded from the union to become a country. Mainly the south.
The bombing of fort sumner
The south bombed the northern facilities telling them to leave
1861 - 1865
The war between the United states and the confederate states