Countdown to Civil War

Chapter 21: A Dividing Nation

Pages 410 to 417

Terms to know in this chapter:


slave states or free states



Nat Turner's slave rebellion

Missouri Compromise

Compromise of 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

Uncle Toms Cabin

Fred Scott Decision

Lincoln - Douglas Debates

John Brown's Raid

Stephen Douglas

Abraham Lincoln

The Election of 1860

The South secedes

The War Begins  on April 12 1861: Fort Sumter

Causes of the Civil War

John Brown's Raid

Election of 1860

Lincoln - Douglas Debates