EVENTS LEADING UP TO CIVIL WAR

MAJOR EVENTS BY AUSTIN HINKLE

1. COMPROMISE OF 1850

IN THE COMPROMISE OF 1850 NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN ARGUED ABOUT MANY THINGS SUCH AS SLAVERY AND TAXES. THE MAIN COMPROMISE LET SLAVERY CONTINUE IN THE SOUTH BUT CANCELED TRADE IN WASHINGTON D.C. THUS MAKING THE SOUTH MAD BUT A BIT PLEASED AND CREATED FUSION THAT HELPED START THE CIVIL WAR.


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2. THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW OF 1850

UNDER THIS LAW A FREE AFRICAN AMERICAN SLAVE COULD BE CAPTURED AND RETURNED TO THE ORIGINAL SLAVE OWNER. UNDER THIS LAW MANY OF THE SLAVES THAT HAVE BEEN FREED FAIRLY GOT COUGHT AND SOLD IN AUCTIONS. THE NORTH DISLIKED THE SLAVE CATCHERS COMING NTO THIER LAND. THIS HELPED FUISON BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH BECAUSE, SOUTH CAME INTO THE NORTH TERRITORY TO CAPTURE THE ONCE FREE SLAVES.
THE LINKS TO THE PHOTOS ON THE TOP PINTREST.COM AND WWW.VISITTHECAPITOL.GOV

THE DRED SCOTT DECISION OF 1857

DRED SCOTT WAS A SLAVE AND ONE DAY HIS OWNER DIED AND THE OWNERS WIFE TOOK OVER THE SLAVES BUT IT WAS NOT IN HIS WILL THAT ANYONE SHALL TAKE OVER. THE WIFE WANTED TO SELL DRED SCOTTS FAMILY SO HE MADE A LAWSUIT AGAINST HER TO SAVE HIS FAMILY. HE HELPED FROM THE CIVIL WAR BECAUSE THE NORTH AND SOUTH WERE FIGHTING OVER WETHER HE SHOULD BE FREE OR NOT.

THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT OF 1854

IN 1854 THE NOW-TIME STATES KANSAS AND NEBRASKA WANTED TO BECOME PART OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BUT, THE NORTH AND SOUTH FOUGHT OVER IF THEY SHOULD BECOME A SLAVE STATE OR NOT. TENSIONS GREW WHEN PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH CAME WITH THIER SLAVES AND PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH CAME UNDER THE "ANTI-SLAVERY" GROUP. THUS MAKING ARGUMENTS THAT GRE TO MORE THAN JUST SLAVERY OR NOT AND COULD OF BEEN ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR THE CIVIL WAR.

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JOHN BROWN`S RAID OF 1859

WHEN JOHN BROWN WAS LITTLE HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH A YOUNG SLAVE AND HATED THE WAY THE SLAVES WERE TREATED. SO WHEN HE GREW UP HE BECAME A ABOLITIONIST. HE WAS VERY POPULAR AMOUNG HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. HE HELPED HUNDREDS OF SLAVES COME THRUGH THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. HE HAD A CRAZY IDEA TO ATTACK U.S. FEDERAL ARSENAL AND TAKE THE GUNS TO FIGHT BACK. HIS PLANS NEVER WORKED AND HE GOT HUNG FOR IT. THE NORTH FOLLOWED UNDER HIS FOOT STEPS AND FOUGHT THE SOUTH IN THE CIVIL WAR TO FREE SLAVES AND CHANGE AMERICA IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.