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Initial Post Instructions For the initial post, pick three (3) of the leading causes of the American Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 …14.1… The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850 that defused a political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired in the Mexican– American War. The Fugitive Slave Law 1850 …14.1… The Fugitive Slave Act or Fugitive Slave Law was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850 , as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave -holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. ... Abolitionists nicknamed it the "Bloodhound Law ," for the dogs that were used to track down runaway slaves . Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852 …week 4 lesson… In sum, Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin widened the chasm between the North and the South, greatly strengthened Northern abolitionism, and weakened British sympathy for the Southern cause . The most influential novel ever written by an American, it was one of the contributing causes of the Civil War . The Kansas Nebraska Act 1854 …14.2…The Kansas - Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854 . It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´. The Dred Scott Case of 1857 …14.3… The Dred Scott

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