Events leading to the civil war

By Zack Reyes

The compromise of 1820- Missouri Compromise

the compromise was meant to keep the balance the the slave states and the free states. the slave holding states worried they would get out numbered by represenatives they would not be able to protect their interests in property and trade. the law passed senate on march 2, 1820.
The Missouri Compromise 1820

The Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850 It consisted of laws admitting California as a free state, creating Utah and New Mexico territories with the question of slavery in each to be determined by popular sovereignty, settling a Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute in the former’s favor, ending the slave trade in Washington, D.C., and making it easier for southerners to recover fugitive slaves.
Compromise of 1850

the dred scott decision of 1857

dred scott wanted to sue for his freedom but he lost because in the supreme court they told him he was not a citizen so he did not have the rite to sue for his freedom then he remained a slave
The Dred Scott Decision Explained: US History Review

Kansas Nebraska act of 1854

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
Kansas-Nebraska Act

John browns raid of 1859

On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan to arm slaves with the weapons he and his men seized from the arsenal was however, by local farmers, militiamen, and Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Within 36 hours of the attack, most of Brown's men had been killed or captured.
Abolitionists and Insurrection Unit - John Brown (Story of Us)