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Key Events Leading to the Civil War by Mind Map: Key Events Leading to the Civil
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Key Events Leading to the Civil War

Missouri Compromise

Temporary Solution

Did not resolve overall issue of slavery

Created temporary model for states to enter the Union

1 Slave state for every 1 Free

Was a required due to Western Expansion and addition of new states

Western Expansion

Issue of State's right to chose arose

Some states wanted slavery

Some states oppose slavery

New Territories had to decide slave or free

Election of Lincoln

Final straw for the South

South Carolina left following election

Battle of Fort Sumter followed the Election

Bleeding Kansas

Growing difference between North and South