EVENTS AND CAUSES LEADING TO THE CIVIL WAR. 6 S’s or Causes of the Civil War. Slavery: Slavery became a key issue in the arguments of the North and the South. The south was very agricultural while the north was industrial.
Missouri Compromise – This stated that Maine would enter the Union as a free state and Missouri would enter as a slave state. It stated that there would be no slavery north of the 36.20 degree latitude line. This included any lands west of the southern boundary of Missouri.
The Compromise of 1850 – stated that the California would enter as a free state, Slave trading was ended in the District of Columbia, and Texas could not annex New Mexico and make it part of the slave state of Texas.
position one group has in relation to others.
In the south, social structure was very important. It was based on land and slaves. It was almost impossible to move from one group to another.