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THE TURNING POINTS OF THE CIVIL WAR

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The Civil War BEGINS! For my in class historians in Friday, November 17

We know the first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861.  But why? And what was the impact of the events at Ft. Sumter?  Take a look here, and check out the CWPT overview of the … Continue reading

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THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE QUIZ – Monday, November 20

Ready to show what you know, young Civil War historians? You will have a 25 minute quiz on Monday concerning the targets below: I can use perspective to explain how events between the Compromise of 1850 and the Election of … Continue reading

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The Edge of the Precipice … in Wisconsin?

While all of this “Edge of the Precipice: craziness was going on across the map of the United States in the 1850 … what was happening on America’s Dairyland? You should find out a little bit about what Wisconsin was thinking … Continue reading

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Why the Civil War? Learning Experience for November 15

After the election of Abraham Lincoln (THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY), seven sates secede from the United States and created their own country – the Confederate States of America.You will examine this decision in Doc’s class by looking … Continue reading

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Learning Experience – More of THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE

Hopefully you understand the challenges of the time, Senators, and realize that the nation is teetering on the “Edge of the Precipice”. You can review today’s activities and continue moving forward with some statements by using the reading from class … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 3 – Abolition

I can discuss and evaluate the various efforts of abolitionists in the antebellum era. How did the movement to end slavery begin?  What were some of the ideas and methods of the major abolitionists?  What was the impact of the … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 1/2 – RESISTANCE

“Slaves ‘naturally’ resisted their enslavement because slavery was fundamentally unnatural.” Franklin W. Wright NOTE – Please view and read with maturity and respect, as there are mature ideas and derogatory terms in the primary materials of the time. How did enslaved persons … Continue reading

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Visual Analysis of Antebellum Slavery

Use the techniques we discussed and modeled in class to examine the additional visuals concerning the growth of slavery in the US during the antebellum era.  The necessary visuals are in the presentation below (maximize for the best use) and … Continue reading

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In class November 1-2 – COTTON

“The most important determinant of American history in the nineteenth century.” – Historian Gene Dattel Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin Patent Cotton Gin – Eli Whitney from Have Fun With History The Spread of Cotton and Slavery from the University of Oregon The … Continue reading

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