Monthly Archives: November 2018

THE TURNING POINTS OF THE CIVIL WAR

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IN CLASS November 28/29 – Handicapping the Civil War

Experts make a lot of money (and get a lot of attention) predicting the outcome of events – such as football games, horse races, and presidential elections. It’s a process commonly known as handicapping, and they do it by examining all … Continue reading

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Show What You Know – The Edge of the Precipice

Ready to show what you know, young Civil War historians? You will have a 20 minute quiz on Wednesday/Thursday 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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WHY THE CIVIL WAR?

After the election of Abraham Lincoln (THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY), seven sates seceded from the United States and created their own country – the Confederate States of America. Why did they secede?  And … what caused the … Continue reading

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THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE – Review / Preview for November 19/20

Hopefully you are understanding the challenges of the time, 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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THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE – Reading / watching for Thursday/Friday

The United States was teetering on “the edge of the precipice” in 1850, dangerously close to the division of the country and an uncertain future, less than 100 years after independence.  The country didn’t fall right away … but what … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 7/12 – Abolition

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 abolition movement? All good questions, right?   To get an overview of the abolition movement … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE – In class November 7/12

“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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November 5-6 – VISUAL ANALYSIS

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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