Events Leading Up To Civil War

The free and slave states divided by 36,30 line

The Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri into the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. A line was also drawn at 36,30. This line would determine whether incoming states would be free or slave states based on their location relative to 36,30.

"But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence." - Thomas Jefferson

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Abraham Lincoln was elected President on November 6th, 1860. This upset many southerns, especially since he didn't show up on most of their ballots. Lincoln's election led to the secession of the confederate states and ultimately the Civil War.

"As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide." - Abraham Lincoln

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