Civil War Essentials
Civil War Essentials

The following events and concepts are essential to understand
the Civil War

Compromise of 1820
Compromise of 1850
Abolitionism
Slavery
Kansas Nebraska Act
Formation of the Republican Party
Dred Scott Decision
Lincoln Douglas Debates
John Brown's Raid
Election of 1860
Economic Differences between the North and the South
Nature of the Federal Union (North v South)
Control of the Central Government and the Expansion Westward
Cultural Differences between the North and the South