The Big Picture #1: Antislavery literature and the annexation of new lands intensified the debate over slavery.
The Big Picture #2: The Kansas-Nebraska Act heightened tensions in the conflict over slavery.
The Big Picture #3: The outcome of the election of 1860 divided the US and the dispute over slavery led the South to secede.
-> Students will understand how westward expansion of the US led to controversy over slavery.
-> Students will understand the US government struck several compromises between the North and the South over slavery in a series of attempts to settle the slavery question.
Causes of the Civil War
1. Election of 1860 Video
2. Reading Activity- The Election of 1860
3. Notes Activity- Part 2
WeVideo Project- A Divided Nation
You are going to create a presentation that explains the list of 10 topics that were the causes of the Civil War. Each topic should have two slides, each slide should have a picture with information. The information could explain what the picture is illustrating or just brief information explaining the topic and its significance to the Civil War. This will be a video and you will need to start with a Title page with the heading "Causes of the Civil War Project" and your names. There should be 21 slides in all (1 title page and 2 for each topic). You can split up the work however you would like (3 topics, 3 topics and 4 topics). After viewing the video I should have a good understanding of the many causes of the Civil War.
List of Topics:
-> Missouri Compromise of 1820
-> Compromise of 1850
-> Uncle Tom's Cabin
-> Kansas-Nebraska Act
-> Bleeding Kansas
-> Dred Scott Court Case
-> Lincoln-Douglass Debates
-> John Brown's Raid
-> Presidential Election of 1860
-----> The Election of Abraham Lincoln