Civil War & Slavery

Civil War & Slavery

Watch the video: Ken Burns: The Civil War – The Cause (1861)
Read: Michael Vorenberg,The Emancipation Proclamation (Bedford/St. Martins,2010) ISBN-10: 0-312-43581-9

Write a 3-page essay (double space) in which you describe 3 events that occurred in the 10 to 20 years before the Civil War that contributed to the political crisis over slavery in the United States. What was Lincoln’s stance towards slavery during this period before the war up to election of 1860? What were the outcomes of the presidential election of 1860 that led to secession and the Civil War?