Road to Civil war

4.

Cotton Gin

1793

Eli Whittney

Missouri Compromise

1820
  1. Maine admitted free
  2. Missouri admitted slave
  3. 36 30 line

Exposition and protest

1820 - 1832

Calhoun
Topic: tariff of abomination

Liberty Party

1844

War with Mexico

1845 - 1846

Acquisition of southwest
Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott: officers

Willmot Proviso

1845

No slave admitted into territory taken from Texas

Barnburners

1848

Van Buren

Discovery of Gold

1848

James Marshall
American River

Compromise of 1850

1850
  1. CA admitted as free state
  2. Southwest organized without reference to slavery 3.Texas got 10,000,000 to pay off war debt
  3. Slave trade in DC abolished
  4. Fugitive slave law

Underground Railroad

1850

Higher Law Theory

1852

William Henry Seward

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854

Stephen Douglas
Transcontinental Rr based in Chicago
Popular sovereignty
Basis of Republican Party

Bleeding Kansas

1854 - 1856

Potawatomi
Osawatomie

Ostend manifesto

1854

Secret plan to make Cuba a state

Election of 1856

1856

Dred Scott Decision

1857

CJ: Roger B. Tawney
Struck down prohibition of taking slaves into territories

Harpers Ferry

1859

John Browns raid

Election of 1860

1860

Breckinridge vs. Bell vs. Douglas vs. Lincoln
7 southern states seceded

Firing on Fort Sumter

1861

4 mor southern states seceded