Unit 5 - The Civil War (War or Rebellion)
- Unit Question - What is power and how is it gained, used, and justified?
- Historical Context – Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee
- Final Assessment – Unit Exam - Civil War Test
Compromise (North & South) Collapse
Compromise (North & South) Collapse,
Kansas Nebraska Act to Bleeding Kansas Readings:
- Fiveable: The Failure of Compromise
- History.com: Nat Turner
- The Kansas-Nebraska Act: US History
- Canefight! Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner: US History
- History.com: Bleeding Kansas & John Brown
- History.com: John Brown Videos
- John Brown Museum: The Life & Times of John Brown (Video)
- AMERICAN EXPERIENCE | The Abolitionists, Part 3 (Bleeding Kansas & John Brown)
- Historian D. Blight Lecture: John Brown Terrorist or Heroic Revolutionary (Video)
- Britannica for Kids: Compromise of 1850 *
- Britannica for Kids: Kansas Nebraska Act & John Brown *
Compromise (North & South) Collapse Questions:
Use the Compromise (North & South) Collapse, Kansas Nebraska Act to Bleeding Kansas resources (above) to answer the Compromise (North & South) Collapse questions:
Caning of Senator Charles Sumner
- One of, if not, the first compromises between North and South, free soil and slavery, was the Three-Fifths Compromise. So, what was the Three-Fifths compromise?
- What was the Missouri Compromise? What was the importance of the 36° 30′ latitude line? HINT: Think extension of the Mason-Dixon line.
- In 1831, Nat Turner, a Virginian slave, led a major slave revolt. In the end, how many people will be killed? Slaves? White people?
- What was the Compromise of 1850? What was the Fugitive Slave Act?
- Why was the Kansas Nebraska Act a really bad idea? What was the result of this really bad idea?
- What happened to Senator Charles Sumner (look left) on the Senate floor? The attack on Charles Sumner signifies that the compromises of the past were doomed to fail. Explain.
- Why was the 1857 Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott important?
- Who was John Brown? What was his raid on Harper's Ferry?
Harriet Beecher Stowe's most famous introduction took place on or around Thanksgiving Day, 1862, when she was introduced to President Abraham Lincoln, who allegedly greeted her with these memorable words,
"So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!'"
Read p. 23-33 in your War, Terrible War mini-book and us the resources below to answer The Two Harriets questions in your COMP books:
- What was the name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous book that changed the course of history?
- Describe the first images of slavery Harriet Beecher Stowe saw as young lady.
- Where did Harriet Beecher Stowe get her stories from that become part of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
- Why was Harriet Tubman commonly referred to as Moses?
- What was Harriet Tubman's childhood like?
- How did Harriet Tubman became an educated young adult without any formal education?
- How many slaves is Harriet Tubman said to have saved using the Underground Railroad?
- How did the actions of Harriet Tubman help destroy the myths of slavery?
- What did Harriet Tubman do during the Civil War?
The Two Harriet Resources:
- Biography.com: Harriet Beecher Stowe
- SPARK Notes: Uncle Tom's Cabin
- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852) Uncle Tom's Cabin (Free eBook)
- Battlefields: Biography of Harriet Tubman
- America's Library: Harriet Tubman during the Civil War *
- Harriet Tubman Led a Brazen Civil War Raid
- ReadWorks: Two Harriets: Heroines of the Civil War *