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Title: Causes of the Civil War


1
Causes of the Civil War
  • Steve Bass
  • Meadowbrook

2
Causes
  • Compromises
  • Slavery
  • Anti-Slavery Forces

3
Compromises
  • Declaration of Independence-1776
  • Constitution-1787
  • Missouri-1820
  • 1850

4
Declaration of Independence- 1776
  • North- Accepts slavery as part of Union
  • South- Agrees to support Revolution

5
Constitution-1787
  • 3/5 Compromise- Slaves count for Population
    Taxes
  • Great Compromise- Senate and a House

6
Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Maine Free
  • Missouri Slave
  • Stop the future of slavery at the 36 30 line-
  • West of Mississippi and
  • North of Missouris Southern Boundary

7
Compromise of 1850
  • California Free State
  • No Public Sale of Slaves in D.C.
  • Utah and New Mexico
    Slave Territories
  • Strict and Harsh Fugitive Slave Law in the North

8
Abolitionists- Worked to Abolish Slavery
  • William Lloyd Garrison-
  • Published a newspaper called the Liberator
  • Sojourner Truth- Conductor
  • Harriet Tubman- Conductor
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe-
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

9
William Lloyd Garrison
10
Sojourner Truth
11
Harriet Tubman
12
Frederick Douglass
13
Harriet Beecher Stowe
14
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Popular Sovereignty- allows the people of the
    area to decide if they want to be a slave state
  • Led to Bleeding Kansas- Mostly Northern farmers
    but Southern ruffians were sent in- over 200
    settlers died

15
Dred Scott Decision-1857
  • A slave who was living in free territory sued for
    his freedom
  • Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney said no way
  • Slaves cant sue
  • Slaves are property
  • States that Congress cannot specify where slavery
    can exist
  • Missouri Compromise/ 1850 Compromise become
    unconstitutional

16
Dred Scott
17
John Brown

18
Harpers Ferry John Browns Raid 1859

19
Fort Sumter

20
Fort Sumter
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