I can summarize the events that led to the Civil War, & I can evaluate the degree to which each contributed to the conflict.
Critical Vocabulary: Nat Turner’s Rebellion, Underground Railroad, Harriett Tubman, “Fire-Eaters,” Stephen A. Douglas, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ostend Manifesto, Kansas-Nebraska Act, New England Emigrant Aid Company, “Bleeding Kansas,” Republican Party, Dred Scott Decision, Abraham Lincoln, Freeport Doctrine, John Brown, Pottawatomie Creek, Lecompton Constitution, Raid at Harpers Ferry, Constitutional Union Party, Election of 1860, Crittenden Compromise, Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, First Inaugural Address, Fort Sumter
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown.
- Independent Instruction: On the Brink of War Activity
- Reflection Question: Where would men like Stephen Douglas, Roger Taney, and the "Fire-Eaters" go on our political power line? Explain.
Homework: On the Brink of War
Tentative Test Date: December 11