Explain the economic, social, and political causes of the Civil War:
Civil War and Reconstruction
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economic and social differences between the North, South, and West
balance of power in the Senate (e.g., Missouri and 1850 Compromises)
extension of slavery into the territories (e.g., Dred Scott Decision, the Kansas-Nebraska Act)
role of abolitionists (e.g., Frederick Douglass and John Brown)
debate over popular sovereignty/states rights.