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Unformatted text preview: C. Ideology 1. Material interests 2. Cultural conflicts 3. Role of politicians II. Causes (levels) A. Long (possible) 1. Slavery 2. Constitutional vagueness B. Middle (likely) 1. Westward expansion 2. Polarizing Events : a. Mexican war (1845-48) b. Fugitive slave law (1850) c. “Bleeding Kansas” (1854-58) d. Dred Scott decision (1857) e. John Brown’s raid (1859) 3. Ideologies: Slave Power Conspiracy vs. Black Republicans III.Short (immediate) A. Election of Lincoln – secession (1860-61) B. Fort Sumter – war (1861)...
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