On this episode, Jake and Matt discuss the lead up to the US Civil War. This analyze the Missouri Compromise, the Texas war for independence, Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and growing factionalism within the US. They then make parallels between the run up to the Civil War with what is occurring today in this country. They then attempt to answer the questions: When did the Civil War become likely? and when did they Civil War become inevitable. (Hint: it is much earlier than you think!).