A SmartBoard Notebook file intended as a review or starter activity for the causes of the US Civil War. The first page contains clipart images that represent the various causes of the US Civil War. Students must download the file using express.smarttech.com and resize the clipart images based on significance, with the most significant cause being sized the largest. The second page contains a discussion/assignment prompt that asks students to evaluate the importance of slavery in causing the US Civil War. The file is easily convertible to PDF format if you choose to use this as a handout.