There were many events that led up to the American Civil War. This article will give you a brief and comprehensive overview of the events that ultimately led to the War Between the States.
The Nullification Crisis brought America to the brink of civil war in 1828 and 1832. This debate over tariffs established the principle of nullification and led a debate over whether or not sates could rule federal law null and void.
Background of the Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise was a result of the Founding Fathers not answering the question of slavery. The founding fathers chose to instead put the question off. They did so because they failed to see eye to eye and needed to ratify the Constitution. By failing to answer this question once... Continue Reading →