Civil War Context

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Information about Civil War Context

Published on October 23, 2014

Author: timothyjgraham

Source: slideshare.net

1. Events Preceding the Civil War Conflicts and Compromise

2. Louisiana Purchase - 1804

3. Missouri Compromise - 1820

4. Nat Turner - 1831

5. Compromise of 1850 / Fugitive Slave Act

6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 1852

7. Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854

8. Dred Scott Decision - 1857

9. Lincoln - Douglas Debates - 1858

10. John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry - 1859

11. The South Secedes - 1860

12. The North and South in 1860 North South Total population 22,000,000 (71%) 9,000,000 (29%) Free population 22,000,000 5,500,000 1860 Border state slaves 432,586 NA 1860 Southern slaves NA 3,500,000 Soldiers 2,200,000 (67%) 1,064,000 (33%) Railroad miles 21,788 (71%) 8,838 (29%) Manufactured items 90% 10% Firearm production 97% 3% Bales of cotton in 1860 Negligible 4,500,000 Bales of cotton in 1864 Negligible 300,000 Pre-war U.S. exports 30% 70%

13. Organize the events from your notes onto a chart. Include a brief description of why you believe it showed the spirit of conflict or compromise. Some events might fall into both columns.

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