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 and some of the following resources:

The Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Act


The History Channel’s Compromise of 1850  /  Our Documents – Compromise of 1850 (1850) / The Compromise of 1850 from The Omaha Project / The Fugitive Slave Act from the History Channel

The Kansas Nebraska Act –



The History Channel’s Kansas and Nebraska Act / a flash video from teachingamericanhistory.com / KS NE Act from the History Place / Our Documents – KansasNebraska Act (1854) from Our Docs /

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING ISSUES AND MAKE A STATEMENT FOR EACH!

The Dred Scott Decision

-The History Channel’s Dred Scott Case /  an online exhibition from Gilder Lehrman / Our Documents – Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) / from the Jefferson Expansion Memorial/

The Lincoln Douglas Debates


– The History Channel’s Lincoln-Douglas Debates /  Want to see an old re-enactment? / How about a recent one? /

Harpers’ Ferry 


an overview from VOA / Harpers Ferry from PBS / an overview and video from the John Brown Wax Museum – an NHD video – yikes! / John Brown Raid.org – with a hanging reenactment?

The Election of 1860


The Most Consequential Elections in History: Abraham Lincoln in 1860 /

 

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