Discuss the three most important issues (in your opinion) that fueled the division between the North and the South leading up to the Civil War. Could secession and the war have been prevented? Explain.

One full page, double-spaced, typed. Answer the who, what, when, why, and where whenever this information is available. Dates are as important as are examples that support your responses. Start with an answer to the question (your thesis/argument) and then systematically include your support. End with your thesis.