Stepping Stones to the Civil War

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 12, 14
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions 
For the initial post, pick three (3) of the leading causes of the American Civil War:

  • The Compromise of 1850
  • The Fugitive Slave Law 1850
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1852
  • The Kansas Nebraska Act 1854
  • The Dred Scott Case of 1857
  • The Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Examine how and why each event you selected propelled the American Civil War in 1861.
  • Based on the historical facts given in this module, assess if the American Civil War was inevitable.
  • Analyze if the United States Supreme Court can settle legal and moral issues through judiciary review. In your response, provide a documented example of a modern parallel of a legal or moral issue settled by the United States Supreme Court.

 

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