CopyofLongEssayOutline - Long Essay Outline Prompt discuss how sectionalism was a fundamental cause of the civil war Thesis Sectionalism was a principal

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Long Essay Outline Prompt: discuss how sectionalism was a fundamental cause of the civil war Thesis: Sectionalism was a principal reason for the civil war in light of the fact that the country was segregated on the ethics of slavery and the distinctions in the workings of their economies. Body 1 What is the argument for body paragraph one? Evidence 1: Kansas Nebraska Act What is it and why did it occur? (Include specific historical evidence.) The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed settlers in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide on the issue of slavery by popular sovereignty. This act was put in place so that congress wouldn’t have to decide on whether new territory/states would be free or slave territory. What does it lead to and how does it support/prove the argument? (Include specific historical evidence.) The Kansas-Nebraska act lead to bloodshed and violence because of bleeding Kansas. This was the first physically violent conflict over the conflict with slavery. Bleeding Kansas showed sectionalism because of how the north and south fought for what they wanted and were even willing to go as far as physical violence over the issue of slavery. Evidence 2: Dred Scott Case/Decision What is it and why did it occur? (Include specific historical evidence.) A Missouri slave named Dred Scott sued his master’s widow, claiming that his four year stay in the northern portion of the Louisiana Territory made free land by the Missouri Compromise had made him a free instead of a slave. The U.S. Supreme Court decided that he couldn't sue or could not bring a case to court in federal court because he was property and was not a citizen of the U.S. What does it lead to and how does it support/prove the argument? (Include specific historical evidence.) The case ended and Dred Scott lost because Judge Taney decided that he could not even hold up a case in court because he was a slave. Taney also decided that no matter where the slave owners move their slaves, they are still property and will stay slaves no matter where they are. He decided that any restrictions previously made on slavery were unconstitutional and slavery was pretty much allowed everywhere in the country. Possible Synthesis: What is the connection? Body 2 What is the argument for body paragraph two? Evidence 1:
What is it and why did it occur? (Include specific historical evidence.) What does it lead to and how does it support/prove the argument? (Include specific historical evidence.) Evidence 2: What is it and why did it occur? (Include specific historical evidence.) What does it lead to and how does it support/prove the argument? (Include specific historical evidence.) Possible Synthesis: What is the connection? The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed settlers in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide on the issue of slavery by voting.

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