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Welcome! 2/4/10 Do Now: PICK UP THE SLIDES HANDOUT! Pre-Class: What does the word inevitable mean? What are some things in life that are inevitable? Make a list of 5 things Topics/Goals: –What were the results of the election of 1860? Agenda: –Do Now –Go over the debate worksheet –Election of 1860/South reaction –When was it inevitable? –HW
Douglass Argument: 1.Slavery is OK in the South 2.States should be ruled by popular sovereignty –States should get to choose if they are free or slave 3.If half the country is free and half is slave, it is OK – we can still be 1 country. Lincolns Argument: 1. Slavery is OK in the South 2. Every new Territory (such as Nebraska) should be free If that happens, slavery will die out on its own 3. If half the country is free and half the country is slave, it is NOT OK – we will never be 1 country
Election of 1860:Main Candidates Abraham Lincoln (Republican) Stephen Douglas (Northern Democrat) John Breckinridge (Southern Democrat) John Bell (Constitutional Union) Lincoln wins the election… The South is so angry they decide to leave the US!
6 Our Big Question for Today: Was this the point when Civil War inevitable? At what point is it too late for the U.S.A. to turn back peacefully?? Directions: (There are no magic colors today) As we go through this PowerPoint, you should do the following: 1.Underline or highlight what is important! 2.Take your own notes in the margins What might be useful to know later when answering the Big Question? **On the right side of your paper, after every slide is explained, answer the Big Question.
9 John Brown 1859 Story He was a white abolitionist who used violent methods. He and 21 other men led the raid at Harpers Ferry. He was captured and eventually hanged. Effect Caused an even bigger rift between the North and South. The North saw him as a hero and the South saw him as a rebel. Painting of John Brown by John Steuart Curry
Create an Outline – What is your response? Prompt: Was the Civil War inevitable? Yes The Civil War was inevitable. Three examples that show the country moving to war are… These three examples show that the country was building towards war. No The Civil war was not inevitable. Three examples that show that war was not the only path are… These three examples show that the 13
Create an Outline – what are your examples? List what your three examples are. Consult the list on the handout. Remember you examples must be concrete. 3 things that are no good: what ifs?, hypothetical situations, misinterpreted fact 14
15 Was the Civil War inevitable? Why or why not? Give 3 examples to support your answer. Use your notes, use this slide show, use anything else we have done in or out of class over the past few weeks to help you come up with good, solid examples to support your answer. Here is a list of some events and ideas that you might consider as part of your answer. Missouri Compromise Nat Turner Rebellion Abolitionist Movement Kansas-Nebraska Act **BrooksSumner Affair Bleeding Kansas Dred Scott Decision John Brown Lincoln-Douglas Debates Election of 1860
16 Was the Civil War inevitable? Why or why not? Give 3 examples to support your answer. You essay should be NO LESS than 1 page (most should be longer – it is hard to answer this in less than 1 page). Typed on the computer is preferred. Your essay should have an introduction (where you say what you believe and list the examples you will use), 3 body paragraphs (1 for each example), and a conclusion paragraph. Remember dont just list examples, you need to explain your examples!