A Recipe for the Civil War

Country's Worst War

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 13 years

Cook Time: 4 years

Ready In: 17 years


1 cup Fugitive Slave Law

4 cups of Uncle Tom's Cabin

5 pounds Slavery

1 teaspoon Abraham Lincoln

9 bowls of Bleeding Kansas

8 teaspoons of Harper Ferry

65 teaspoons of a Dred-Scott decision

10 jugs of tears

7 barrels of California being free


1. In 1849, Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. After reading it, the north had realized how bad slavery really was. Uncle Tom's Cabin showed how slaves would get beet up constantly.

2. California joined the Union as a free state on September 9th, 1850. California was below the 36'30 line and it was against the Missouri Compromise to be a free state.

3. On September 18th, 1850, the Fugitive Slave Law was passed. That meant every slave that fled to the north and was seen in the north, the person that saw the slave was reported or that person that didn't report the slave goes to jail.

4. In 1853, Kansas was going to have a vote (popular sovereignty) if Kansas was going to be a free or slave state. This was also against the Missouri Compromise.Tons of people went to Kansas to make it free or slave. People would've done anything for Kansas to be free or slave and 200 people were killed and houses were burnt down. This was called Bleeding Kansas.

5. In 1857, Dred Scott (a slave) was taken to Illinois by his master. Scott wanted to sue for his freedom and congress said that Scott couldn't sue because he was property not a person and that somebody can take their property wherever he wants.

6. In 1859, John Brown and his sons risked their lives to go to Harper Ferry, Virginia to raid their arsenal to hopefully lead a slave revolt. That failed and no one joined in and the all eventually died from that.

7. In the presidential election of 1860, Abraham Linclon became president. The south voted for 3 different people and the north voted for one person. The south was outraged and seceded to the Confederate States. Lincoln said that was against the law and the south couldn't do that.

8.The American Civil War then started in 1861 and ended in 1865

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