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S: A Road to the Civil War By: Raina Saksena

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FC: Road to the Civil War | By: Raina Saksena

1: An Introduction | The events leading up to the Civil War were brutal. Many were killed and most lost their families. But these 10 events changed the rest of the United States History forever. | Union vs. the Confederation

2: The Missouri Compromise | This Compromise was made to ensure that the number of slave and free states were equal. So when Missouri entered as a slave state Maine entered as a free state making them equal. The Missouri Compromise was at the 36, 30 N degrees line. Any land above it was banned from slavery. | This Made the North/ Free States Happy

3: A map of the Missouri Compromise | The Document

4: Nat Turner

5: Nat Turner's Rebellion | In the summer of 1831, Nat Turner thought he saw a sign to abolish slavery . He and 6 other slaves killed every white man, women, and child in the town. Once he was captured, in revenge the whites hanged and skinned him with 55 other blacks to warn any others who wanted to revolt. | A few slaves butcher a white man to his death

6: Henry Clay | A map of the Compromise of 1850

7: After the war with Mexico, people were wondering if there would be slavery in California. Henry Clay came up with a plan but needed the help of Daniel Webster (his enemy). So both of them made this compromise which included California being admitted as a free state, UT and NM territories had no slave restriction laws, Slave trade was abolished in DC, and they came up with a Fugitive Slave Law. It took 8-9 months to get through Congress | Compromise of 1850 | Daniel Webster

8: A Poster warning colored people of being taken away. | A runaway slave

9: The Fugitive Slave Law stated that any citizen who helped slave escape or refused to aid in the arrest of a runaway could be fined and imprisoned. However many northerners refused to obey this law which infuriated the south. It meant the law was impossible to uphold. only 332 slaves were captured and returned. | Fugitive Slave Law | The Fugitive Slave Law Document

10: Uncle Tom's Cabin | Uncle Tom's Cabin a Novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin about the horrors about slavery. It was the story of a slave named Uncle Tom who was very kind. He even Forgave his owner when he was on the verge of death. The novel started out as a 40-week serial and a response to the Fugitive Slave Act. It was the second biggest book in America after the Bible. Also this book turned millions of people in the north against slavery.

11: The Slave forgiving his master as he is dying | Harriet Beecher Stowe

12: A Map of the Kansas-Nebraska Act | Stephen Douglas | Kansas - Nebraska Act

13: In 1854 Stephen Douglas wanted to build a railroad from Illinois to California but for that to happen the Great Plains needed to be open to settlers. The Kansas-Nebraska Act created 2 new territories where they would use popular sovereignty to decide what to do about slavery.

14: Soon Settlers came into Kansas wanting to make it a free state others wanted it as a slave state. On May 21st, 1856, an army of pro-slavery settlers came into Lawrence, Kansas, a free town, and burned down a hotel, destroyed printing presses and ransacked houses and stores. In revenge, John Brown headed to Pottawatomie Creek, a pro-slavery town, where he killed five men because 5 had been killed in Lawrence. The Fighting went on for over 3 years. | John Brown in Pottawatomie Creek

15: Bleeding Kansas | Pro-slavery and Anti-slavery fighting against another

16: Dred Scott vs. Sandford

17: Dred Scott was a slave in a free state and decided to sue for his freedom. He argued that the Missouri Compromise line banned slavery so he was a free man. The Chief Justice wanted to end the slavery controversy and asked the court to decide if Congress was allowed to make a law that included slavery and if the Missouri Compromise was constitutional. Finally Chief Justice ruled that Dred Scott couldn't sue because he wasn't a citizen and couldn't ever become a citizen. Then he said that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. Slaves were property and property cannot be taken away from people.

18: Lincoln & Douglas | Lincoln and Douglas Debates | "A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

19: Anti-slavery activist formed a new party, the Republican Party. The Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln to run for Senate. His opponent was Stephen Douglas who didn't mind to stay free and slave. So they both agreed to debate. Lincoln argued that slavery was a federal issue not a state issue. However Douglas Argued that Dred Scott decision had put the slavery issue to rest. At the end Douglas got the senate seat. | "Honest Abe" | "Little Giant"

20: John Brown | The Capture of the federal arsenal | John Brown

21: In 1859 John Brown decided to end slavery. He wanted to capture the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia . He took the arsenal but between a hour soldiers killed and took Brown's men. John Brown was convicted of treason and sentenced to death .

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