Causes of the Civil War

Causes of the Civil War

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  • Compromises of 1820
  • Lets make a law that the slaves to the north free and the south slave!
  • Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  • I'm tired of slaves getting to the north, and then we can't get them back!
  • Lets make a law so the that we can get our slaves back!
  • Uncle Toms Cabin
  • Hey, I didn't know that this happened, why don't we stop this!
  • Henry Clay Provides a compromise of 5 different laws, including the Fugitive slave act of 1850
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Many Slave owners are tired of having their slaves escaping and going to the northern states, where they officially become free, so Henry Clay passes a law called the Fugitive slave law, which gives the master of a slave the power to get that slave back, and many other slaves 
  • The Dred Scott Decision of 1857
  • Sandford has won his case, and Scott will go back to his master.
  • Uncle toms cabin gets published, Outraging the south and giving the north a better view at what happens in slavery, and why they don't want it.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates
  • We should be able to have slavery!
  • What we do is wrong, and it should be abolished!
  • When the Kansas Nebraska act was passed by congress, many southerners saw a opportunity to get slavery into the north. but The north also saw this problem so the went into these territory too. The southerners then proceed to wreck and burn free settlers shacks, so the north did the same thing
  • On March 6, 1857 the Supreme court made one of the most worst cases in the history of the supreme, and not giving a free man his rights, and sending him back into slavery.
  • In the Lincoln Douglas Debates, Lincolns and Douglas Debates were very long, and Douglas was for slavery and Lincoln for free slaves. 
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