Events leading to the Civil War

By: Dianaly Beas

The Compromise of 1820- Missouri Compromise

In 1819, the people from the north didn't want to add Missouri as a slave state, because they were afraid they were going to lose power and control. If Missouri wanted to be a slave state, then Maine had to be a free state so they could be equal. This meant that neither side had more power in Congress.

The Compromise of 1850

the people from North and south did not like each other, because of the 3 arguments. one of the arguments ended on 1850

The Dred Scott Decision of 1857

Dred Scott was a slave, he traveled in a free state, and one day he wanted to sue for his freedom, but they didn't allow him to sue because the judge told him he has no right to sue because he was a slave and not a citizen and he was considered property.

The Kansas-Nabraska Act of 1854

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was when the two states were trying to decide if they wanted to be a free state or a slave state. This was called popular sovereignty. There were a lot of fights and tension between the north and south because they were trying to convince the states to be a free or slave state. This fighting was called Bleeding Kansas.

John Brown's Raid of 1859

John Brown was determined to free the slaves with his 3 sons and other abolitionists. He and his friends stole some guns from the US Federal Arsenal in Virginia and gave the slaves guns to revolt and kill their owners. In the end he didn't win because he broke a bunch of laws and he went to jail. He eventually died.