Was the Constitution–or parts of the Constitution, instrumental in setting the stage for the conflict?

1. Introduce the main Cause of the Civil War you intende to highlight in this short 3-6 page essay. (Was it about State’s Rights or Anti-slavery? Or do you see it as a non-binary?)2. Was the Constitution–or parts of the Constitution, instrumental in setting the stage for the conflict?3. What were the 5-8 key events, listed in order, that prove your opening argument. HERE YOU MAY BULLET POINT AND DESCRIBE4. You must specically address the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act, and the Dred Scott Decision.5. In the last paragraph, remind me how awesome you are by summarizing your case. Proudly announce that you have proven your argument.
Citations: Informal but necessary.Sources: lectures, slides, documentaries on website, Lepore, DO NOT USE HIGH SCHOOL AP WEBSITE OR HISTORY CHANNEL
•Missouri Compromise 1820The Impact of Slave Revolts on Southern fear and paranoia (Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, John Brown)•Rise of the abolition movement and the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin•Rise of pro-slavery arguments and the effort to expand slavery into the Caribbean and Central America•The Mexican War (and the Wilmot Proviso)•The Annexation of Texas•The Compromise of 1850•Fugitive Slave Act of 1850•The Anthony Burns Case (and other similar events like the Lemmon Case)•Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) “Popular Sovereignty)•Bleeding Kansas•Rise of the new Republican Party•Dred Scott v Sandford Decision 1857 by Jackson’s appointee Chief Justice Roger B Taney•John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry Virginia•The Split of the Democratic Party before the 1860 election•The election of Abraham Lincoln and the Southern response leading to Fort Sumter (Secession)