Events Preceding the Civil War

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Events Preceding the Civil War

  1. 1. Events Preceding the Civil War Conflicts and Compromise
  2. 2. Louisiana Purchase - 1804
  3. 3. Missouri Compromise - 1820
  4. 4. Nat Turner - 1831
  5. 5. Compromise of 1850 / Fugitive Slave Act
  6. 6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 1852
  7. 7. Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854
  8. 8. Dred Scott Decision - 1857
  9. 9. Lincoln - Douglas Debates - 1858
  10. 10. John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry - 1859
  11. 11. The South Secedes - 1860
  12. 12. The North and South in 1860 North SouthTotal population 22,000,000 (71%) 9,000,000 (29%)Free population 22,000,000 5,500,0001860 Border state slaves 432,586 NA1860 Southern slaves NA 3,500,000Soldiers 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 4,500,000Bales of cotton in 1864 Negligible 300,000Pre-war U.S. exports 30% 70%

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