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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 *resources Causes of the Civil War Pierce Kingston and Jackson Fischer 1. Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine as free2. Exept for Missouri, slavery was to be excluded from Louisiana3. 36°30'N Latitude Designed to eliminate slavery within the land acquired as a result of the Mexican War 1.California was admitted a free state2.Divided anew Mexico and Utah3. Ended slave trade in Washington4. Fugitive slave act was passed5. Settled border disputes over Texas and New Mexico The principal that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people. The Kansas Nebraska act was passed by Congress and allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether not to allow slavery Charles Sumner war an American politician from Massachusetts, in the north. Preston Brooks was a politician from South Carolina who was for slavery. Bloody Kansas was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery and pro-slavery elements in Kansas between 1854-1861. The beginning of the Republican Party started with antislavery Whigs and Democrats who joined forces with Free-Soldiers to form this party. Dred Scott decision was a case where Scott, a slave, sued for his freedom. He claimed he should be free because he has once lived on free soil. This case went all the way to the Supreme Court. This was a raid by John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Lincolns victory signaled the secession of the Southern states, which since the beginning of the year had been publicly threatening secession if the Republicans gained the White House.
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