Civil War Trigger Events By: Bryn Perrins

Uncle Tom's Cabin: This book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and published on March 20th, 1852. This book caused many people to realize how awful slavery was, and later caused people wanting to stop it.

Bleeding Kansas: Bleeding Kansas refers to the violence happening in Kansas leading up to the Civil War. These events were meant to make Kansas a free or slave state. One of these events included Quantrill's raid, which occurred on August 21, 1863.

John Brown's Raid: On the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and his followers went to raid Harper's Ferry. The purpose of this raid was to attempt to end slavery and to free slaves. This event led to more violence that eventually caused to the Civil War.

The election of Abraham Lincoln: As a result of the 1860 election, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. This event caused seven states to secede and the Confederate States of America were created.

Sources:

"Abraham Lincoln elected president." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2017.

The American journey. New York: Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2003. Print.

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