The American Civil War Vocabulary
Causes and Events
WHAT CAUSED THE CIVIL WAR?
to grow. There were DEBATES that created tensions and arguments to ESCALATE that CONTRIBUTED to the start of the war. These issues eventually caused a DIVIDE between the states.
THE COTTON GIN AND THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE
The MISSOURI COMPROMISE happened in 1820, which made Missouri and Maine both slave states to even out power in congress. This caused more of a divide between the North and South. Slavery would continue after these were added to the slave side. The UNION got more states to join then, but the problem of slavery would remain an issue for a long time.