Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated to office on March 4, 1861.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the 16th president of the United States because of popular sovereignty. Because of Lincoln's newly found office, many states seceded from the Union.
This event led to the civil war because Lincoln wanted to end slavery. This caused the United States to split up based on slave states and free states.
Bleeding Kansas happened in May 1856.
Bleeding Kansas was an event where slavery supporters attacked the town of Lawrence, Kansas, a home to many anti-slavery settlers. They burned the FreeState Hotel, destroyed two newspaper offices, and demolished many homes.
This event caused anti-slavery abolitionists like John Brown to retaliate. Brown soon killed five supporters of slavery. After, there was an outbreak of violence in Kansas.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852 by Harriett Beecher Stowe.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel about the cruel and brutal system that is slavery. Apparently, even President Lincoln said that this book started the American Civil War.
This book helped start the civil war because it told how completely brutally awful the civil was. It made the Freestaters realize this, and made the Confederates frustrated about the book.