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Dyer Civil War Cause

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What was the name of the new nation created after the southern states seceded? Confederate States of America
Who was President of the Union during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
What is meant by "states' rights?" States have power to govern themselves and make many decisions on their own.
What was the Missouri Compromise? An agreement between the North and the South to allow Missouri to become a slave state and Maine a free state. Northern states would be free states and southern states would be slave states.
How did tariffs become a cause of the Civil War? Tariffs, or taxes, were charged by the north on cheaper goods from other countries. The tax made them more expensive than the northern products. The south did not like the fact that the north was taxing imports.
How did the economies of the north and south become a cause of the Civil War? The northern economy relied upon manufacturing, which did not use slaves. The southern economy involved agriculture, which used slaves.
What was the title of the book that explained the truth about the hardships of slavery? Uncle Tom's Cabin
How did the book Uncle Tom's Cabin change public opinion about slavery? It contained information about the cruelties of slavery that were unknown at the time. After reading the book, many people became anti-slavery.
Who unsuccessfully raided a weapons arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an effort to kill slave owners and free slaves? John Brown
What event became a cause of the Civil War because it showed that some people were willing to die, or become a martyr, to end slavery? John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
What was the Fugitive Slave Law? It was a law that returned escaped slaves found in free states back to their "owners."
What was the importance of the election of 1860? Abraham Lincoln won this election. Southern states seceded as a result because they felt that their way of life was being threatened.
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