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CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR TIMELINE

1820- The Missouri Compromise- Saw an increased level of sectionalism despite momentarily easing
North/South tensions. Really awakened the issue of slavery.

1831- Nat Turner's rebellion- Very important as despite not being the only slave rebellion the fact
that it was so brutal scared Americans…

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1850- Fugitive Slave Act- Appeared distasteful to abolitionists which led to protests and conflict. The
Fugitive Slave Act conflicted with states' rights. Several extreme cases were reported however it
was largely passed without much trouble but when there was resistance it was direct and there was
a higher use of…

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