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In preparation for the initial post, consider two (2)of the leading causes of the American Civil War:

  • The Compromise of 1850
  • The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1852
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • The Dred Scott Case of 1857
  • The Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858

Then, in one (1) to two (2) paragraphs, address one (1) of the following:

  • Based on the historical facts given your two (2) selections above, assess if the American Civil War was inevitable.
  • Analyze if the United States Supreme Court can settle legal and moral issues through judiciary review. In your response, provide a documented example of a modern parallel of a legal or moral issue settled by the United States Supreme Court.

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Reply Post:

Hi everyone,

The Compromise of 1850 was a series of legislative measures passed by the United States Congress in an attempt to resolve sectional tensions between the North and South over the issue of slavery.

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was a controversial component of the Compromise of 1850. It required citizens to assist in capture and return of runaway slaves, and imposed severe penalties on those who aided escaped slaves or refused to assist their capture. This law also denied alleged fugitive slaves the right to a jury trial or to testify on their own behalf.

The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 exacerbated tensions between the North and South over the issue of slavery. While these events contributed to the growing divide between the regions, its difficult to definitively say whether the Civil war was. Inevitable. Many factors, including economic, political, and social issues, contributed to the outbreak of war. However,the Compromise of 1850 did temporarily postpone conflict by attempting to address some of the contentious issues related to slavery.

Use 1 scholarly source. Cited. APA format.