Recipe for the American Civil War

by James Nielsen

Ingredients

Prep time:1619-1833 Ready in:1861

Cook time:1834-1860 Serves: the United State "Starts a war that destroys slavery, along with an entire nation."

Ingredients:

*The Compromise of 1850

*The Fugitive Slave Act

*Abolitionists

*Southern Slave Owners

*Uncle Tom's Cabin

*The Kansas-Nebraska Act

*"Bleeding Kansas"

*The Pottawatomie Massacre

*abolitionist John Brown

*the rise of the Republican Party

*the Dred Scott Decision

*President Abraham Lincoln

*The Confederate States of America

*the attack on Fort Sumter

Directions

Directions:

1.In the North, combine the Fugitive Slave Act, abolitionists, Uncle Tom's Cabin, "Bleeding Kansas", and the Dred Scott Decision. Then sprinkle with the Confederacy and Fort Sumter. Let it simmer for a couple of years.

2.In the South, mix together the Compromise of 1850, Southern slave owners, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Pottawatomie Massacre, and John Brown. Add some finely grated Republicans and Abraham Lincoln and leave it out to spoil for a while.

3.Preheat United States oven to 400 degrees.

4.Combine both sides and stir everything together. Bake until 1861. Your end result should be the Civil War.