Events Leading to the Civil War


- "A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

- "No rights which the white man was bound to respect." - Roger B. Taney

Pieces of Evidence to Remember:

- The idea of Manifest Destiny was one of the great causes of the civil war

- The Mexican War was one of the last events; included the Wilmot Proviso (1846) and the Treaty Of Guadalupe Hildalgo (1848)

- Compromise of 1850 important because it created higher tensions by adding a free state but making stricter slave laws

-  Dred Scott vs. Sandford was also important because it ruled slaves as property and not actual people

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