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US History Emerging Disunion and Sectionalism (1845 - 1861)

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Cotton Kingdom, Slavery, and the South

This topic looks at the role of slavery in the south, and the growing arguments and conflicts surrounding slavery.

Popular Sovereignty

Article Setting the Stage - The Union Challenged (HA)
Article Setting the Stage - The Union Challenged Activity (HA)
Article A Dividing Nation - Introduction (HA)
Article A Dividing Nation - Introduction Activity (HA)
Article Confronting the Issue of Slavery (HA)
Article Confronting the Issue of Slavery Activity (HA)
Article The compromise of 1850 (HA)
Article The compromise of 1850 Activity (HA)
Media The Compromise of 1850 (05:36min)
Article The Compromise of 1850 Fails (HA)
Article The Compromise of 1850 Fails Activity (HA)
Media Abolitionist Movement (01:51min)
Article The Missouri Compromise (HA)
Article The Missouri Compromise Activity (HA)
Media Compromising with Slavery (06:12min)
Article The Missouri Compromise Unravels (HA)
Article The Missouri Compromise Unravels Activity (HA)
Article The Dread Scott Decision (HA)
Article The Dread Scott Decision Activity (HA)
Article From Compromise to Crisis (HA)
Article From Compromise to Crisis Activity (HA)
Website Kansas-Nebraska Act The Question of Slavery Leads to 'Bleeding Kansas' (I&C)
Article The Election of 1860 and Secession (HA)
Article The Election of 1860 and Secession Activity (HA)
Article A Dividing Nation Summary & Activity (HA)
Article Reading Further: Slavery Divides Boston & Activity (HA)
Media Reading Challenge: A Dividing Nation (HA) (log in to US Through Industrialism to view)
Media Which Events of the Mid-1800's Kept the nation Together and Which Events Pulled It Apart? Powerpoint (HA) (log in to US Through Industrialism to view)
Media Bleeding Kansas (8:05min)
Article Compromise of 1850
Article Compromise of 1850 (2)
Article Kansas Nebraska Act
Media Compromise of 1850 / Popular Sovereignty (map)
Article Popular Sovereignty
Article Popular Sovereignty (World Book)
Article Stephen A. Douglas
Media Map of The Land Division of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
Media Illustrations of a Life: Anthony Burns (photo)

Pro- and Anti-Slavery Arguments and Conflicts

Website Slavery and the Making of America Website (PBS)
Article Comparing Slavery in West Africa and America (HA)
Article Comparing Slavery in West Africa and America Activity (HA)
Article African Americans in the Mid-1800's Introduction (HA)
Article African Americans in the Mid-1800's Introduction Activity (HA)
Article North and South – Slave and Free (HA)
Article North and South – Slave and Free Activity (HA)
Article The Economics of Slavery (HA)
Article The Economics of Slavery Activity (HA)
Article Working Conditions of Slaves (HA)
Article Working Conditions of Slaves Activity (HA)
Media The Slave World (08:23min)
Article Living Conditions of Slaves (HA)
Article Living Conditions of Slaves Activity (HA)
Article Controling Slaves (HA)
Article Controling Slaves Activity (HA)
Article Resistance to Slavery (HA)
Article Resistance to Slavery Activity (HA)
Article Slave Families and Communities (HA)
Article Slave Families and Communities Activity (HA)
Article Leisure Time (HA)
Article Leisure Time Activity (HA)
Article Slave Churches (HA)
Article Slave Churches Activity (HA)
Article African American Culture (HA)
Article African American Culture Activity (HA)
Article Summary and Activity (HA)
Article Reading Further: Harriet Tubman Moses of the Underground Railroad (HA)
Article Enrichment Essay: African Americans Fight Slavery (HA)
Media Enrichment Essay: African Americans Fight Slavery Essay Activity (HA)
Article Enrichment Essay – Documents on the Slave Rebellions of Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner & Activity (primary and secondary documents) (HA)
Media Reading Challenge: African Americans in the Mid-1800's
Media How did African Americans Face Slavery and Discrimination in the Mid-1800s? Powerpoint (HA) (log in to US Through Industrialism to view)
Media Runaways and Rebellion (08:35min)
Article Slavery Divides Boston (HA)
Article Slavery Divides Boston Activity (HA)
Article The Slave Trade (DKA)
Media Library of Congress Primary Documents -Slavery
Website Underground Railroad Morally Justified Response to Slavery or Illegal Venture? (I&C)
Article Compromise of 1850
Article Compromise of 1850 (World Book)
Website The Fugitive Slave Act Are Citizens Obligated to Capture and Return Fugitive Slaves? (I&C)
Article Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Media The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (06:02min)
Media Fugitive Slave Act
Website Fugitive Slaves Should Congress Pass the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850?
Media Practical Illustration of the Fugitive Slave Act, 1850
Media Condemnation of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Media Slave Revolts: Blow for Blow (I&C) (political cartoon)
Media Slave Trade and Revolts (map)
Article Slavery and slave life
Article Race and Ethnicity: Life in the Melting Pot
Media Revolutions Never Go Backward (02:45min)
Media Violence in the South (04:48min)
Media Slavery - Crash Course US History #13 (14:25min) (view prior to showing)