I can discuss the key military and political turning points of the Civil War.
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, Harpers Ferry, Constitutional Union Party, Election of 1860, Crittenden Compromise, Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, First Inaugural Address, Fort Sumter
- Background Question: How did Lincoln's approach to the slavery question changed over the course of the war. Cite specific examples to support your conclusions.
- Guided Instruction: The Civil War
- Reflection Question: How did Lincoln's actions during the Civil War change the power of the national government? Cite specific examples to support your conclusions.
Homework: The Civil War
Tentative Test Date: December 11