CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR

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  • Man on the Run!!!
  • Help me!!!
  • Preston Brooks vs. Charles Sumner
  • Dang!! I missed the fight!!
  •  Fugitive Slave on the RUNN NN
  • Oh no!! I better get moving!!!
  • Fiddler Adams  lives on a plantation in the cotton fields of South Carolina. He plans to escape because he hears of abolitionist  movements by Harriet Tubman and the  Underground Railroad .  Cotton may be king, but Fiddler will not be subject to such enslavement. 
  • Fiddler finds a new friend...in Kansas!??!?!
  • Fiddler escapes to Washington DC and almost witnesses the fight between pro-slavery  Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner on the Senate floor. This conflict highlights the  violent divide between the North and South  Carolina.  Fiddler was too late to view the fight. DARN!
  • Fiddler returns back to the  BLACK BELT
  • Darn!! I'm back to where  I started. :((((
  • From Fillmore's Compromise of 1850, the South  gained the  Fugitive Slave Law, which   authorized local governments to seize and return escaped slaves to their owners and impose penalties on anyone who aided slaves. Fiddler heard of this law and had to stay on the run. Let's hope he wont get caught!!!
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  • Fiddler heads over to Kansas in the once Nebraska Territory, that was subject to popular sovereignty under Douglas's  controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act. While in Bleeding Kansas, Fiddler meets up with abolitionist John Brown to burn Lawrence,  Kansas to the ground.  Fiddler wants to remain  a free  man, and continues his journey for freedom.
  • Kansas will be a free state!!!
  • Fiddler is captured  while near Tennessee and is sent back to South Carolina because of the Fugitive Slave Law. Fiddler is now back to being a slave to King Cotton.  After the election of Abraham Lincoln, follows the   secession of South Carolina  from the Union in 1860 to form the confederacy  under Jefferson Davis, thus foreshadowing the start of the  Civil War.
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