So while it would be correct to say that Harriet Beecher Stowe and her novel caused the Civil War, her writing also delivered the political impact she intended.
The Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 may have been the single most significant event leading to the Civil War.
The legislation was highly controversial and it was only passed after a long series of battles on Capitol Hill.
It was destined to be unpopular, as just about every part of the nation found something to dislike about its provisions. For a time it kept the Union from splitting, and it essentially delayed the outbreak of the Civil War for a decade.
The southern states' representatives in Congress were in no hurry to permit a Nebraska territory because the land lay north of the 36°30' line where slavery had been outlawed by the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
The American Civil War is one of the most significant events that occurred in the United States of America.The action in the book begins with a plantation owner mired in debt making arrangements to sell some of his slaves.As the plot proceeds, some escaped slaves risk their lives trying to get to Canada.The Causes/origins of the Civil War Until the 1840s, the tensions between North and South remained relatively contained.The issue that started the tensions between the North and South, was the issue of the expanding of slavery.Events and actions such as the Composition of 1850, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Book Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Lack of Great Leaders, The Kansas and Nebraska Act, The Bleeding of Kansas, John Browns Raid, and the Election of 1860 foretold the future of America.The Compromise of 1850 was a set of bills passed in Congress which tried to settle the issue of slavery, which was about to split the nation.As long as the new lands remained territories, the federal government was responsible for deciding the fate of slavery within them. About half of the Southern states withdrew from the Union and the Civil war began.When they became states, the state government should then be allowed to decide whether or not to have slavery allowed. The Civil War, also appropriately known as the War between the States, was fought from 1861-1865.This war involved the rivalry between the states of the Northern and Southern territories.