The 1850s was a particularly tumultuous time in the United States. Choose 4-5 events, compromises, publications, or people and explain how they propelled the United States towards the Civil War.

Write a one to two sentence thesis statement and below it and in the same document write an outline for your final exam paper. 

Ideas: (These are not requirements just ideas)

Compromise of 1850

The Kansas-Nebraska Act

The Dred Scott Decision and Sectional Strife

John Brown and the Election of 1860

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