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					                                 Causes of the Civil War
                                      Study Guide


The following is a GUIDE … it should help you study for your test over the Causes of the Civil
War. This is not all encompassing…However, I tried to include as much of the material as
possible.



Review the learning targets below to check understanding of material:

       Discover the political, social, economic, and physical divisions that existed in the United
        States prior to 1860
       Research the impact each cause had on the North and the South prior to the start of the
        Civil War.
       Form an opinion on which causes were most influential in starting the war.



Be able to answer the following two Main Focus Questions:

     WHAT CAUSES LED TO THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR?
     WHAT DIFFERENCES EXISTED IN THE U.S. WHICH RESULTED IN A CIVIL
      WAR?



Review the following 4 divisions that existed prior to the start of the Civil War. Be able to
discuss each of the divisions at length, and explain how each division lead to the Civil War.

Political:

        Compromises (and the effects of each) – Missouri Co., Comp. of 1850, K-N Act
        New political parties
        Lincoln-Douglas Debates
        House – Divided Speech
        Election of 1860
        Nationalism vs. Sectionalism

Physical:

        Compromises- how did political decisions shape our country physically?
        Map of U.S.- 1860s
Economic

          Economic Sectionalism
             o Differences which existed between the North and South

Social:

          Slavery (Life of a slave- Frederick Douglass and Cato; Life under slavery)
          Abolition Movement
             o Violent protests (Nat Turner, John Brown Raids)
             o Non-violent protests (Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David
                 Thoreau)
             o Underground Railroad
          Conflict of Cultures




Review your notes from class, handouts, primary documents, and excerpts from the book Causes
of the Civil War.



The test will consists of multiple choice, matching, true/false, completion, and short answer
questions.



     If you have a question while studying, you have 3 options:
           Call a classmate
           Check my SharePoint for PowerPoint’s and notes
           Email me nataliel@wcs.edu

				
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