Discuss the major movements and events that led to the Civil War (suggested length of 1-2 paragraphs) by doing the following: 

1. Explain the pro-slavery and abolitionist arguments of the antebellum period. 

2. Describe the role of westward expansion in increasing sectional tensions. 

3. Evaluate how three major events (e.g., significant legislation, territorial conflicts, court cases, political debates) contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.