Civil War

Civil War

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  • Slavery 
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  • The Cotton Gin
  •                             Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Slavery was a big issue in America and sparked the Civil War because the North and South felt differently about whether the slaves should be freed or not.
  • Panic of 1857
  • The cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney, created an easy, time efficient way to pick cotton, which led to more abundance of slaves used to utilize the cotton gins.
  • Free Soil Party
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin, a internationally bestselling novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, documented the horrors of slavery and brought light to its unfairness and cruelty to the world. 
  • Dred Scott Trial
  • The financial crisis in 1857 that led to the first international economic crisis
  •  main purpose was to oppose the expansion of slavery into the western territories, arguing that free men on free soil comprised a morally and economically superior system to slavery
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