The Civil War marked a defining moment in United States history. Long simmering sectional tensions reached a critical stage in 1860–1861 when eleven slaveholding states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America.
In this project, students will work with one other partner to choose 8 events that led to the outbreak of the Civil War. Students will create a road map and place their 8 events along the road in chronological order. It has students seeing how a chain of events led to the Civil War.