Causes of the Civil War

Causes of the Civil War

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  • Bleeding Kansas - Stephen Douglas proposed a bill called the Kansas-Nebraska act. It allowed Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not to be free or slave states by popular sovereignty.  This caused Northerners and Southerners to go into Kansas wanting control over the territory, and violence erupted.
  • What fight between the North and South for the Kansas Territory broke out?
  • Abraham Lincoln - In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the election for U.S. president. He was against slavery, but believed in preserving the union first.
  • Whose election made South Carolina secede from the Union?
  • South Carolina won't stand for this. We're seceding. 
  • Harper's Ferry - John Brown and other white abolitionists raided the arsenal in Harper's Ferry to start an armed slave revolt. They were later captured and hanged. 
  • What was raided by John Brown and other white abolitionists?
  • Let's raid this for guns
  • Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe - Wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, an anti-slavery novel that raised the awareness of the evils of slavery.
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