Events Leading Up To The Civil War
by: Anusha Jain
Compromise Of 1820- Missouri Compromise
Contribution To The Civil War: Because the North wanted Missouri, the North wanted something in return. Then, Maine joined the North as a free state.
Compromise of 1820- Missouri Compromise
This is what the missouri compromise was
Compromise of 1850
Contribution To The Civil War: Lastly, the most important law was the Fugitive Slave Law. This required Northerners to return runaway slaves to their owners under penalty of law.
Picture 1: http://www.ushistory.org/us/30d.asp
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Henry Clay initiates the Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
The Dred Scott Decision Of 1857
Contribution To The Civil War: Then he started a lawsuit, so he could achieve his freedom, even though the Northerners were outraged.
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old courthouse in St. louis, missouri (where his fight for freedom started)
Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854
Contribution To The Civil War: The Northerners wanted them to be free states. The Southerners wanted them to become slave states. This created a huge riot. This is why people often know Kansas as "Bleeding Kansas."
Picture 1: http://www.ushistory.org/us/31a.asp
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kansas- nebraska act
John Brown's Raid of 1859
Description: John Brown was an abolitionist. He wanted to end slavery for good. He got a couple of slaves to help him and to revolt against their owners. Moreover he wanted to start a revolution.
Contribution To The Civil War: The major accomplishment that he did was that he rescued many slaves using the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately, John Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859.
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