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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Events Leading To The Civil War 1850 Conflict Compromise Compromise of 1850 (1850) The Compromise of 1850 was a deal between the North and the South. It was composed of many compromises;for example, in exchange for California becoming a free state, no slavery restrictions were placed on Utah or New Mexico. Also, while slave trade was banned inWashington, D.C., slavery itself was not. It showed aspirit of compromise because although it was temporary,it helped ease the tension between the Northern and Southern states. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It depicted the horrors of slavery and the struggle that slaves went through on a daily basis. Although I believe the book wasabsolutely necessary, it showed a spirit of conflict. It made both Northerners and Southerners reconsider their view on slavery, and gave abolitionists even more reasons to despise slaveowners.It made the fighting increasing between the North and South. Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) The Kansas-Nebraska Act was created by Senator Stephen Douglas. The act did a number of things, one of the things being the creation of the territories Kansas and Nebraska. It also introduced 'popular sovereignty', allowing the people within a territory to decide whether it will become a free or slave state. The Act was supposed to calm the both sides; instead,it worsened the matter. It shows a spirit of conflict because the Kansas-Nebraska Act was the reason peoplefrom the North and South came flooding into Kansas, whicheventually lead to Bleeding Kansas. Bleeding Kansas (1854-1861) Bleeding Kansas was a direct result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.Northerners flocked to Kansas in order to make the majority of Kansas' population abolitionists. However, Southerners had thesame idea. Soon enough, there were two governments in Kansas;one supporting slavery, the other didn't. Both wanted control overthe territory, and soon they started fighting over it. Bleeding Kansas definitely showed a spirit of conflict. By the end of it, over 200 were dead, and the division between the country only grew deeper. Dred Scott Decision (1857) The Dred Scott Decision was probably the most infamous decisions ever made by the Supreme Court. Basically, it stated that all blacks, slaves or otherwise, are not American citizens and therefore are notallowed to sue. This decision came after a slave named Dred Scott attempted to sue his owner for his freedom. The Dred Scott Decisionshowed a spirit of conflict because even though the Chief Justice intended it to end the fight over slavery, it in fact did the exact opposite. Northerners were enraged over the decision, while people from the South were overjoyed at the prospect of slavery expandingover the country, and the Missouri Compromise Line being done awaywith. John Brown's Raid (1859) John Brown's Raid was without a doubt on of the leading causes of theCivil War. John Brown was an abolitionist, but his methods were a lotdifferent than most. On October 16, 1859, along with 18 other men,Brown tried (and ultimately failed) to free slaves and arm them in hopes of getting them to join his growing army. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you ask), his plans failed and less than two days later he was captured. He was charged with treason, and was hangedin early December. John Brown's Raid showed a spirit of major conflicteven though his plan did not succeed, Some Northerners believed he wasa hero, fighting for the freedom of slaves. Those living in the South, however, viewed him as a murderous madman, and believed that Abraham Lincoln supported him and his actions. The tensions, thanks Brown, were reaching its boiling point, and future events will only makeit worse. The Election of 1860 The Election of 1860 showed a spirit of conflict because the election was the main reason South Carolina secededfrom the Union. And the secession of South Carolina eventually causes the other states to secede, and the Civil War started four months later.
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