This file contain detailed slides beginning with a brief history of 18th century slavery trends in the US, and covers critical information connected the causes of secession. Eli Whitney, Tubman, Stowe, Garrison, are but a few of the key individuals covered. The Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, along with the Lincoln - Douglas debates highlight the key topics. Two criss-cross puzzles serve as note quizzes, a Short Answer format question is provided as well, this relates to the Freeport Doctrine. A complete note guide is provided for teacher and student use.