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, Harpers Ferry, Constitutional Union Party, Election of 1860, Crittenden Compromise, Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, First Inaugural Address, Fort Sumter
- Background Question: Put the following events into chronological order: 1850 Compromise, Gag Rule, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Missouri Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise
- Independent Instruction: On the Brink of War Activity
- Reflection Question: What do all of the events listed above have in common?
Homework: On the Brink of War
Tentative Test Date: December 11