History Kids: Causes of the Civil War

Full Video |21:29

History Kids: Causes of the Civil War

Full Video |21:29

Outlines some of the main events and laws that heightened tensions in the United States and ultimately led to the American Civil War, and focuses on The Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Scott v. Sandford, John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry, and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The program teaches how critical moments furthered tensions between free states and slave states, and reveals how slavery intensified and fostered economic, geographic, cultural, and political divisions in the United States.

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Related Topics

  • American Civil War
  • antebellum
  • Confederacy
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Lincoln
  • Missouri Compromise
  • North
  • slavery
  • South
  • Union

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