While slavery had been an issue in America since the nation′s founding, the debate over the practice exploded in 1821. Beginning with the Missouri Compromise in 1821, discuss the events that kept the slavery question alive and eventually led to the outbreak of the Civil War. How did politicians, abolitionists, southerners, and political parties respond to events during this period? How did they react to disputes over the preservation, abolition, and expansion of slavery into new lands? What happened to America′s political system during this period? How did these disputes lead to the fracturing of America Into North and South? With the North′s victory in the Civil War, how did politicians attempt to reconstruct the Union? Were their efforts successful?