The House Divided, 1846-1861
Read Chapter 14 from book attached and write responses to the questions below. Questions must be answered fully and use references or events from the chapter in order to sound like the material has been read. Each question must be fairly equal amount of words each. No sources/works cited or style required (mla/apa). 1. What were the causes of the Civil War? Address five of the following in your response: Wilmot Proviso, Fugitive Slave Law, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Underground Railroad, Uncle Toms Cabin, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott decision, and Harpers Ferry, and the 1860 Republican Platform, including free labor and tariffs. 2. How did these issues demonstrate tensions and conflict between the North and the South? 3. What might the US have done other than go to war over these issues? Think of a compromise or alternative course. Do you think these alternatives would have prevented the war, or simply postponed it?