Earlier U.S. Civil War 1848 to 1855?

Is there any possibility of US having a Civil war between this time period, 1848-1855?

Or was Civil war bound to happen only in 1861?

If it is possible, what are the conditions that may trigger this earlier US Civil war(like policy, presidency)?
 
April 17, 1850: during a heated debate on the Senate floor, Senator Foote pulls a gun and threatens to shoot Senator Benton. Senator Dickinson tries to wrestle the gun away and [POD] during their struggle, Foote accidentally shoots and kills V.P. Millard Fillmore, who was standing a few feet away. Zachary Taylor still gets sick and dies that summer, resulting in David Rice Atchison as Acting President.

Under the Succession Act of 1792 there must be a special election in November 1850. It's a corrupt, chaotic shitshow, with both Atchison and Seward claiming they won, and refusing to concede to the other.
 
April 17, 1850: during a heated debate on the Senate floor, Senator Foote pulls a gun and threatens to shoot Senator Benton. Senator Dickinson tries to wrestle the gun away and [POD] during their struggle, Foote accidentally shoots and kills V.P. Millard Fillmore, who was standing a few feet away. Zachary Taylor still gets sick and dies that summer, resulting in David Rice Atchison as Acting President.

Under the Succession Act of 1792 there must be a special election in November 1850. It's a corrupt, chaotic shitshow, with both Atchison and Seward claiming they won, and refusing to concede to the other.
Thanks for this.

How would the cessation happen? Would Civil war still start in South Carolina?

Isn't Atchison from Missouri and Seward from New York? Both free states?
 
Thanks for this.

How would the cessation happen? Would Civil war still start in South Carolina?

Isn't Atchison from Missouri and Seward from New York? Both free states?

Atchison was extremely pro-slavery and advocated violence to prevent abolitionists and free-soilers from voting.
 
Was said that there might have been one if Taylor had lived on.
If didn't die of Cholera, would southern states just secede or would it need an even similar to fort sumter?

Atchison was extremely pro-slavery and advocated violence to prevent abolitionists and free-soilers from voting.
Would Civil war still start at South Carolina or different state? Or will multiple states secede together?
 
Under the Succession Act of 1792 there must be a special election in November 1850. It's a corrupt, chaotic shitshow, with both Atchison and Seward claiming they won, and refusing to concede to the other.

This assumes that Atchison is the Demcratic nominee. No accidental POUS was nominated for an elected term until 1904. Might it just be Frnkliin Pierce two years earlier?
 
This assumes that Atchison is the Demcratic nominee. No accidental POUS was nominated for an elected term until 1904. Might it just be Frnkliin Pierce two years earlier?
Pierce was an accident himself, he was such a dark horse. :) Lewis Cass and James Buchanan were the main possibilities, Stephen Douglas was a little young yet. Cass had just lost in 1848 so my guess is Buchanan would be the favorite.

However, whoever it was would probably be closer to what Bell was an 1860, a last-ditch attempt to save the union after violence has been occurring for half a year. I suspect the southerners would nominate their own candidate oh, so you would probably get out your son or someone running on that ticket and when they don't win the South secedes.
 
From what I remember of that crisis the other southern states didn’t have South Carolina’s back so it would be South Carolina vs Everyone else.
Interestingly, I read that Benjamin W. Leigh of Virginia arrived in Charleston with resolutions that criticized both Jackson (everyone else) and South Carolina, offering his state as a third party. So it looks like Virginia might've actually gone the neutral route IOTL. If Nat Turner's Rebellion was even slightly worse, then you could very well see Virginia in the state's rights camp.
 
How about even earlier?

Andrew Jackson dies in the late 1810s or something, and the president at the time of the Nullification Crisis loses their nerve? 1830s Civil War maybe?
 
The Union would have a better overall commander if the Covil War began earlier. Winfield Scott wouldn't be quite as old and infirm, and say what you want about the man, but he knew how to command men in battle on the field and organizationally.
 
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