Unit 7: The Civil Warmac's History

Unit 7: The Civil Warmac

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Unit 7: The Civil War

As the nation expanded, Americans had to confront the issue of slavery in the territories. The Compromise of 1850 temporarily calmed the Union. However, two key factors gave northerners a closer look at slavery: the Fugitive Slave Law brought slave owners north to kidnap escaped slaves, and the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin depicted the brutality of slavery. The debate over slavery would eventually erupt in violence; 'Bleeding Kansas' would foreshadow the death and destruction of the Civil War. Two more factors would continue to divide the nation: the formation of the Republican Party, which was dedicated to antislavery issues, and the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dred Scott case. A raid at Harpers Ferry by slavery opponents further convinced the public that the issue could no longer be ignored. With the election of Abraham Lincoln as president, the South declared itself independent from the Union and civil war between the North and South would rage for the next four years.
Classwork Assignments:

Homework Assignments:

* For a more detailed description of assignments, see the file 'Unit 7 Archive' below

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2. Unit 7 Grade Sheet

• Why did the admission of California to the Union lead to more sectionalism over the issue of slavery?
• How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act heighten tensions in the conflict over slavery?
• How did the split over the issue of slavery intensify due to political divisions and judicial decisions?
Lesson Objectives:
• Explain the major provisions of the Compromise of 1850, and views for and against it; identify reasons why the Fugitive Slave Act was controversial; analyze the impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin
• Explain how various parts of the country responded to the Kansas-Nebraska Act; describe the ways people tried to settle the conflict over slavery
• Analyze the effect of the Kansas-Nebraska Act on politics; explain the outcome of the Dred Scott case; compare/contrast the views of Lincoln and Douglas on slavery
• Continuity and Change; Individual Action; Groups and Institutions; Government and Democracy
8.9.4 - Discuss the significance of slavery in the admission of new states and territories, with a focus on California.
8.9.5 - Analyze the significance of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
8.10.1 - Contrast the views of Webster and Calhoun toward state and federal authority, with a focus on the Compromise of 1850.
8.10.2 - Describe how the differences between the North and South contributed to violence in Kansas and increased sectional tensions.
8.10.4 - Describe the major events, issues, documents (Emancipation Proclamation), and speeches ('House Divided') of Lincoln's presidency.
8.10.6 - Describe the major events and battles of the start of the Civil War.
8.10.7 - Explain how the war affected the lives of soldiers and civilians, as well as the environment.
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Unit 7: The Civil Warmac's History Summary

Unit 7

Learning Objectives(Assignments Below):

Students should understand:
Chapter 14:
  1. The establishment of the Confederacy, the failure of the final attempts at compromise, and the road to Fort Sumter.
  2. The social and economic mobilization of both the Union and Confederacy for war, and what that mobilization revealed about the nature and character of each side.
  3. The military strategy and campaigns of the Civil War, leading to the Union victory in April of 1865.

Chapter 15:

  1. Radical Reconstruction changed the South in many significant ways, but ultimately fell short of the full transformation needed to secure equality for the freedmen.
  2. White leaders reestablished economic and political control of the South and sought to modernize the region through industrialization while redrawing the color line of racial discrimination in public life.
  3. The policies of the Grant administration moved beyond Reconstruction matters to foreshadow issues of the late nineteenth century, such as political corruption and currency reform.


  • Template Below
  • Website reference (May choose other events not listed on webpage)
  • Syllabus (Optional)
  • Atlanta Exposition Address (Booker T. Washington)
  • Chapter Mini Quizzes
    • CH 14 Quiz 1 (pp. 367-379)
    • CH 14 Quiz 2 (pp. 379-388)
    • CH 14 Quiz 3 (pp. 388-399)
    • CH 15 Quiz 1 (pp. 401-409)
    • CH 15 Quiz 2 (pp. 409-420)
    • CH 15 Quiz 3 (pp. 420-431)
  • Chapter 14 Quiz (Teacher discretion)
  • Test (85 points)
  • FRQ or DBQ (See below)

FRQ (Choose one of the following):

1. To what extent was Reconstruction a success?

2. Was the impeachment of President Johnson justified? Why or why not? What were the consequences of his acquittal in the Senate? Explain.


To what extend did Reconstruction bring the Southern Negro the equality and freedom that slavery had denied them?
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