Events that led up to the Civil war
The compromise of 1850
The compromise stated that the south could have slaves but ended slave trade in Washington.Since Tex's wanted more land they tried to claim New Mexico but the U.S. gave Texas 10 million to give up on their claim to New Mexico,Ironically that money was used to pay off most of the debt.
The fugitive slave law of 1850
The Dred Scott decision of 1857
The Kansas Nebraska act
John Brown's raid of 1859