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Causes of the Civil War
Civil War Encyclopedia >> Politics
April 15, 1793 [circa] Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin Georgia
April 30, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson agrees to buy Louisiana from the French for $11,250,000 plus assumption of up to $3,750,000 in claims of U. S. citizens against France
  Louisiana Purchase
August 10, 1821 Missouri is admitted to the Union Missouri
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
March 2, 1833 Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1833, sometimes called the Compromise Tariff, proposed by Henry Clay and calling for the gradual reduction of tariffs to the 1816 levels, ending the Nullification Crisis
  Nullification Crisis
  Henry Clay
August 8, 1846 U. S. President James Polk requests 2 million dollars to purchase land from Mexico following the Mexican-American War. David Wilmot of Pennsylvania attaches the "Wilmot Proviso" to this bill. It passes in the House but is tabled in the Senate. Pennsylvania
  Wilmot Proviso
  Wilmot Proviso [full text]
  James Polk
  John A. McClernand
  Stephen A. Douglas
September 19, 1850 Millard Fillmore signs the last of the Acts approved by Congress that comprise the Compromise of 1850
  Compromise of 1850
  Millard Fillmore
March 20, 1852 First publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  Civil War Firsts
May 30, 1854 President Franklin Pierce signs the Kansas-Nebraska Act into law. Kansas
  Bleeding Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
  Kansas-Nebraska Act
  Franklin Pierce
March 6, 1857 Supreme Court hands down the ruling in the Dred Scott case.
  Roger B. Taney
  Dred Scott decision
October 16, 1859 John Brown takes the armory at Harpers Ferry Maryland
  John Brown
  Harpers Ferry
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
November 6, 1860 Republican Abraham Lincoln wins the Presidential election with 39.7% of the vote, defeating Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge and John Bell.
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
  John Breckinridge
  The Election of 1860
  Republican Party


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