Below you will find our brainstormed list of causes for the Civil War. Feel free to add anything that you feel is missing in your original post. In order to achieve some of the answers, you will need to research.
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1. Order the events in chronological order.
2. Order the events by which one contributed the MOST to the Civil War.
3. Look at each event and come up with overarching categories. Some events may seem like overarching categories and you may keep their names and put subtopics below each one.
Causes of the Civil War
Different Economies: industry v. agriculture, taxes/tariffs, labor forces
Opposing Social Views: social classes, etc.
Dred Scott Decision
Nat Turner Rebellion in 1831
Fugitive Slave Act
Compromise of 1850
Uncle Tom’s Cabin published
King Cotton….Christy publishes proslavery Cotton is King
Election of Lincoln in 1860
Mass. Senator Sumner v. S. Carolina Senator Butler
Missouri Compromise of 1820
Kansas/Nebraska Act…Bleeding Kansas
States’ Rights v. Federal Govt.
Land from the Mexican American War & Louisiana Purchase
John Brown (all inclusive of what he was involved in)
The South Secedes