Events Leading to the Civil War

Events Leading to the Civil War

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  • Slavery in the South
  • Pick that cotton faster!!
  • Yes, Master.
  • Compromise of 1850
  • We have the population to be a free state , but we need to find a way to balance the South's population.
  • Georgia Platforms
  • I think that we should go through the terms of the compromise as well, but unlike you, I also support secession.
  • Slavery grew quickly due to agriculture based economy. Had been considered a necessary evil. North wants to end slavery and the South doesn't.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford Decision
  • This is totally unfair! By law I am free man!
  • California wants to be free state. DC bans slavery. Their needs to be a balance of free/slave states.
  • Election of 1860
  • Thank you my people, for electing me as your new president!
  • Pass Fugitive Slave Act (that allows slave owners to go past line to get runaway slaves.)
  • Debate Over GA Secession
  • I really don't think that seceding from the union and joining the southern states was a good idea for Georgia.
  • Former slave who after living in a frees state for 9 yrs, sues for freedom, courts rule blacks are not citizens, they are property.
  • 4 president candidates, sectionalism. Lincoln wins, he plans to keep the Union together. South Carolina secedes.
  • Alexander Stephens not for secession, not ready
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