Question 1: Considering that slavery existed in America for 200 years before, why do you think slavery became such a divisive issue during the 1850s, eventually leading to the Civil War? What do you think were some of the most important events and political changes during the late 1840s and the 1850s that contributed to this escalation of conflict, and why were they important?
Question 2: Why do you think the Southern Confederacy eventually lost the Civil War despite early successes? What were the main reasons it lost? Could the Confederacy have won the war? Why or why not?
please answer the two questions in a form of an essay, and please dedicate at least one page for each question.