Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy to read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that lead up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.