The Cause of the Civil War


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  • The Causes of the Civil War
  • Slavery
  • States' Right
  • The American civil war was a war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determined the freedom of the African American slaves. This war was between the pro-slavery people and the anti-slavery people.
  • The Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Free States vs. Slave states
  • No Slaves!
  • The South used slave labor to work on their plantation and perform other works. There were treated poorly, and get sold like a product and properties. Thus, the slave laborers become part of the Southern' economy. Meanwhile the North gradually abolishes slavery because they think that slave labor is an economic threat.
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shakes America!
  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN! Slavery is so cruel!
  • There was a struggle between the federal government and individual states over political power and a controversy on whether the federal government had the right to regulate or abolish slavery with individual states. This caused tension between the Northern free states and the Southern slave states.
  • Underground Railroad
  • The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 making the Northern part of America a free state, while the Southern part America a slave states. The line of 36°30′ latitude is the border of the fee and the slave states.
  • Yes Slaves!
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was publish on an anti-slavery newspaper, and later on into a book. The content depicted the evil of slavery and was spread all over the place. This caused a huge number of anti-slavery sentiment across the country.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Free African Americans and the white Abolitionists develop a secret network of people who would aid the slaves to escape through the "underground railroad." There were instance where those fugitives was capture and punish severely.
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