Originally Posted by ironman4579
You could also do something on the fact that before the Civil War, there was nothing in the constitution that said a state or states could not leave the union.
There still isn't.
You could write about popular sovereignity. Was popular sovereignity effective? Was it justified in indirectly allowing slavery under the auspices of freedom of choice for the inhabitants?
Then there's Dred Scott, John Brown (oooh, fun), Bleeding Kansas, and the Missouri Compromise. This stuff is all before the war. Afterwards, the main issue is pretty much Reconstruction.