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A Biography of America

The Coming of the Civil War – Key Events

1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War

1850

Compromise of 1850, including Fugitive Slave Law

1852

Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Anthony Burns case

1856

Lawrence, Kansas raid

Pottawatomie Creek Massacre

Brooks attacks Sumner in Senate

1857

Dred Scott case

1859

Harpers Ferry raid

1860

South Carolina secedes

1861

Fort Sumter

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