Civil War Causes-Kayden Sees hour 1
Updated: 11/7/2018
Civil War Causes-Kayden Sees hour 1
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  • Compromise of 1850
  • Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Congress wanted to maintain balance between both beliefs, free-soil or pro-slave, they added a "line" along the 36° 30´ latitude line. This showed what state would be pro-slave or free-soil and Missouri was placed as a pro-slave state.
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • The Fugitive Slave Act was an effort to reduce the amount of runaway slaves and promoted citizens to assist in capturing runaways. If they did you they were greeted with a reward, but if they help a runaway or housed a runaway they would be fined with a $1000 fine and six months in jail.
  • Dred Scott Decision of 1857
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a book that impacted people view on slavery. It demonstrated how unfair and brutal slavery was.
  • Lincoln - Douglas Debates of 1858
  • Bleeding Kansas was the period of time in Kansas while was settling and the Kansas-Nebraska act interfered with the Missouri compromise. In this time period both side fought over control since Kansas's decision was a popular sovereignty. Violence shortly aroused and many extremist like John Brown, started raid and even murders
  • The Supreme Court issued the right of slave owners to take their slaves in to the west. This right dismissed the belief in popular sovereignty. This lead to a case of a black man who was born free, was being put back into slavery.
  • Lincoln and Douglas held a three hour debate on slavery and black peoples right. The both have opposite opinion to one another, Lincoln for free soil and to not have a divided nation, and Douglas who wants slaves and thinks the nation can handle a equally dived nation. 
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