As you have learned more about the people and events leading up to the Civil War, you have probably learned something about the complexity of the issues, the complications that do not fit the generalizations. For your initial posting, write about two events, opinions, or perhaps documents that did not fit the easy generalizations that you may have entered this unit believing. Present these two items as if you are teaching the class about them, explaining them fully and completely and emphasizing how they break the generalization. Feel free to be creative: create a power point, a prezi, etc. if you would like.
Remember that you need to cite your source when you quote from a reading.