Civil War Project

By Julian Davila


Summaries that led up to the Civil War

Compromise of 1850

  • The Compromise of 1850 .Was a package of five separate bills. That was passed by the United States Congress in September 1850. Which defused four-year political disagreements between slave and free states. Regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican and American War.

Fugitive Slave Act (1850)

  • The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed. In United States Congress on September 1850’s. As a part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slaveholding interests and Northern free soilers. It was a crime to help runaway slaves. It allowed officials to arrest those slaves in free states.

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Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

  • January 1854, Senator Stephen Douglas presented. His idea for the bill.That would divide the land west of Missouri into two territories, Kansas, and Nebraska. He argued for popular sovereignty. Which would allow the settlers of the new territories to decide if slavery would be legal there?

Bleeding Kansas (1854-1861)

  • Bloody Kansas was a series of violent political confrontations. In the United States. Involving anti-slavery and free staters and pro-slavery. The border ruffian. In Kansas between 1854 and 1861.

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Election of 1856

  • Was the 18th quadrennial presidential election. Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1856. Incumbent president Franklin Pierce was defeated. In his effort to be re-nominated. By the Democratic party.

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Dred Scott Decision

  • A controversial ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857. Before the outbreak of the Civil War. Dred Scott was a slave. Who declared to be a free man on the basis. That he had lived for a time in a free territory with his master.

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John Brown’s Raid on Harper Ferry

  • The raid on Harpers Ferry in many books in the town was called "Harper's Ferry. It was an attempt. To the white abolitionist. From John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859. By declaring to seize in the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

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Election of 1860

  • The United States presidential election of 1860. The United States presidential election. In 1860 Encyclopædia Britannica. American presidential election held on Nov 1860. In which Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Democrat Stephen A. Douglas.The constitutional Union candidate John Brown.

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South Secedes (December 1860-June 1861)

  • The withdrawal from the United States of eleven southern states in 1860 & 1861. The other states formed a government. The Confederacy in 1861. They went against the remaining United States. The Union was on April 1861 in see Fort Sumter.The Civil War followed.

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APUSH Review: The Compromise of 1850


I think that the Civil War could not be avoided. Why is that there was too much wrong in the nation just being hypocrites about every man's equal . In the summaries that go before the Civil War, you can see that the nation is getting corrupted because other different colored people or females don't have the same right as white men. So they had to change that some way so I don't think the Civil War could be avoided in this situation because the government and the white men could never see eye to eye that everyone should have the same rights and be the true definition of equal.