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Causes of the civil war by Mind Map: Causes of the civil war
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Causes of the civil war

The Whigs party split in 1854 and many northern Whigs formed a new political party called the republican party. Their main goal was to stop the spread of slavery into the western territories. Their antislavery stand attracted many northern democrats and free soil members.

The economy of the north and south

Missouri compromise

1820

Missouri Compromise

As American began moving west the issue of whether or not Mexico should be allowed in the new states forming out west became an issue. The first state in which this became an issue was Missouri. It's addition to the United States threatened to up set the balance between free states and slave states. In 1820 senator Henry clay persuaded congress to approve the Missouri compromise. The Missouri was admitted as a slave state Louisiana territory north of Missouri's north border was free. Southerns slave owner gained the right to pursue escaped fugitives into free regions.

Free soil party

1848

Free soil party

Election of Zachary taylor

1848

The compromise of 1850

1850

The fugitive slave act

1850

Uncle toms cabin

1852

The Kansas Nebraska act

1854

Bleeding Kansas

1855

Bloodshed in the senate senator Charles sumner Attacked

1856

Republican Party

1854

Election of 1856

1860

Dred Scott vs Sanford case

1857

The Lincoln and Douglas debate

1858

John brown attack harpers ferry

1859

Political parties divided

1860

Election of 1860

1860

Southern states secede

1860

The confederate states of America

1861

The Crittended plan

1861

Wilmot proviso

1848

Wilmot Proviso

Since the Missouri compromise did not apply to the large territory gained from Mexico in 1848, representative David Wilmot of Pennsylvania proposed that congress ban slavery in all territory that might become part of the United States as a result of the Mexican American American war. The proposal passed in the house but failed in the senate.