Pd 5: 1844-1877 Key Concept 5.2 Review Key Concept 5.2: Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.

II. Debates over slavery came to dominate political discussion in the 1850s, culminating in the bitter election of 1860 and the secession of Southern states.

D. ...After a series of contested debates about secession, most slave states voted to secede from the Union, precipitating the Civil War.

B.) The courts and national leaders made a variety of attempts to resolved the issue of slavery in the territories, including the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision, but these ultimately failed to reduce conflict.

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