2 What To Expect Learning Stations Activities Group Activities Computer LabCooperative Learning OpportunitiesPrimary Source ActivitiesDBQPowerPoint with DiscussionUnit Assessment
3 K-W-L The Civil War - TTYN What I LearnedAbout the Civil WarWhat I KnowAbout the Civil WarWhat I Want to LearnAbout the Civil War
4 The Precursor: Westward Expansion Sectional Conflict - - Very Real and Very ImportantEach section wanted expansionEach wanted new states to be created in its own imageSenate BalanceEconomic MotivesMerchants and Industrialists of Northeast wanted an expanding marketFree states proved to be a much better market for their products
5 The Precursor: Westward Expansion Economic MotivesSouthern Planters wanted new plantationsWhy? Soil on the old plantations no longer viable year after year of the same crop (poor crop rotation)Start a new plantation, start overBetter economic opportunities through expansion
6 The Precursor: Westward Expansion TTYN: Describe the term destiny Within this context (westward expansion), Manifest Destiny was a term/ideology promoted by politicians to win popular support for expansionism
7 The Precursor: Westward Expansion and the effects of Manifest Destiny
8 The Precursor: Westward Expansion The Opening of ChinaOpium WarsAmerica persuades the Chinese Emperor the same concessions as that of Britain; gave birth to the idea of enormous wealth as a result of trade w/ ChinaLed to the projecting of a railroad to the Pacific CoastEach section wanted the RR to bring Chinese trade its wayTTYN: How does Manifest Destiny fit into this equation?TTYN = Talk to your NeighborRemember the Puritans -- "city upon a hill, "courageous pioneers believed that America had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries of their noble republic to the Pacific Ocean; If successful, the South believed that the China trade would create an equilibrium of wealth and population and therefore, equalization of the House of Rep.; NE merchants and industrial giants saw the $$$, aka big profits.
9 Oregon, Texas, and the Mexican War Arrival of James Polk as a national figureSouthern Platform (and now Polk’s) – reoccupation of Oregon and reannexation of TexasNorth – “Fifty-four-forty or fight”Eastern TX introduced cotton and plantation systemTX achieved independence in 1836TX wanted annexation“The war was unnecessarily and unconstitutionallyinitiated by the President.”Abraham Lincoln, 1848Polk orders American troops to occupy disputed territory between the borders of the U.S. and MexicoStrained relationship b/t U.S. and Mex over boundary linesPolk announced that Mex had fired upon American soldiers on American soil, Polk called on Congress not declare war but to recognize that a state of war already existed.The onset of war aroused patriotic spiritCongress calls for 50K troops – 300K volunteeredThe war further exposes the deep divide b/t the Southern Dems and the Whigs (future Rep)Polk – disciple of Jackson; Jacksonian Democrat, aligned with the position of the South; Remember the Common Man; the “re’s” political hocum (political conjecture); In other words, can’t “re” something you never owned, but…..; Had half of the Oregon Territory and the Louisiana Purchase did not result in the purchase of TX;
10 Oregon, Texas, and the Mexican War Polk negotiates with Britain for the Oregon TerritoryEnter CA – Remember China and Manifest Destiny1845 – TX AnnexedMexican WarThe Gadsden PurchaseSmall Group Activity“The Gadsden Purchase”See Learning Packet“Bear Flag Republic” – short lived, but effective; February 2, 1848, at the close of the Mexican War, the Republic of Mexico was compelled to abandon its claim to Texas and to cede to the United States the territory now comprising most of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. The territory ceded to the United States by Mexico constituted about 200,000 square miles or two-fifths of all her territory.Annex - To append or attach; is the permanent acquisition and incorporation of some territorial entity into another geo-political entity
11 Lands acquired from Mex. (CA, NV, UT, AZ, and NM) The Wilmot Proviso“ Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of said country”– Wilmot ProvisoLands acquired from Mex. (CA, NV, UT, AZ, and NM)1846, Wilmot Proviso passed in Congress (Northern-dominated)Defeated in Southern-dominated SenateThe issue of slavery in the territories would become the defining issue in the years that followed
12 TTYN: Interpret the following quotes The Wilmot Proviso“ Neither slavery not involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of said country”– Wilmot ProvisoTTYN: Interpret the following quotes“…the Wilmot Proviso is an unconstitutional act that would deny Southerners the right to move freely with their property into commonly held American territory.”- John Calhoun“…while the Constitution protected slavery in the states where it already existed, we should never knowingly lend ourselves directly or indirectly, to prevent that slavery from dying a natural death – to find new places for it to live in, when it can no longer exist in the old.”- Abraham LincolnDavid Wilmot, PA1846
15 Learning Stations: The Compromise’s Learning Stations - Working cooperatively, each group will rotate through the Compromises of the Civil WarEach student will complete the Compromises of the Civil War Learning Packet
16 Henry Clay What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1820Henry ClayThe “Great Conciliator”The “Great Compromiser”
17 Missouri CompromiseSEC. 8. And be it further enacted. That in all that territory ceded by France to the United States, under the name of Louisiana, which lies north of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, not included within the limits of the state, contemplated by this act, slavery and involuntary servitude, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the parties shall have been duly convicted, shall be, and is hereby, forever prohibited: Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labour or service is lawfully claimed, in any state or territory of the United States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labour or service as aforesaid.Discussion:According to the document, what is prohibited in the territory north of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude?According to the document, what will happen to a person who escapes to the territory described above?Why do you think this document from 1820 is relevant when discussing the Civil War?Note also escaped slaves may be reclaimed.
18 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1820What was going on or moving on…Westward ExpansionThe Industrial North vs. the Agrarian SouthFirst crisis in the North-South sectionalism over the admission of MissouriMissouri –Slave State and Maine – Free State = Balance
19 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1820Why the Missouri Compromise was important…
20 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1820Why the Missouri Compromise was important…For the future, no other slave states should be admitted in the Louisiana Purchase north of the southern boundary of Missouri – the 36°30°East of the line was room for two more slave states and two free statesWould stabilize the senateCompromise would become problematic when the area west was suitable for settlementWhy 36-30? Misinformation by Lewis and Clark; belief that the territory west of the line was not suitable for settlement and should be left for Indians; two more states (Iowa and Mi free states and Arkansas and FL slave states);
21 Slave and Free Areas after the Missouri Compromise, 1820 Have students draw 36030’ on their National Map Handout to the Pacific Coast.Ask: What do you think of the decision? Why? Show Jefferson’s opinion (next slide).
22 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1820Thomas Jefferson’s Opinion“..the Missouri question aroused and filled me with alarm…I have been among the most sanguine in believing that our Union would be of long duration. I now doubt it much.”letter to William Short, April 11, 1820“…like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union.”letter to John Holmes, April 22, 1820Define sanguine, fire bell and knell.Discussion:Why is he alarmed? What does Jefferson mean when he calls the compromise the “knell of the Union”?
23 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Compromise of 1850Compromise of 1850 is considered a turning pointShifted the public emphasis from expansion to preserving the UnionMay be considered the first in a chain of events of the 1850’s that led up to the Civil WarFugitive Slave law was bitterly opposed by many throughout the NorthSouth remains bitter over the loss of CA as slave state because there was no place for another slave state
24 TTYN: Interpret the following quote What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil WarThe Compromise of 1850TTYN: Interpret the following quote“I had never in my life up to this time suffered from the Slave Institution. Slavery in Virginia or Carolina was like Slavery in Africa or the Feejees, for me. There was an old fugitive law, but it had become or was fast becoming a dead letter, and, by the genius and laws of Massachusetts, inoperative. The new Bill made it operative, required me to hunt slaves, and it found citizens in Massachusetts willing to act as judges and captors. Moreover, it discloses the secret of the new times, that Slavery was no longer mendicant, but was become aggressive and dangerous.”-Ralph Waldo EmersonMendicant - refers to begging or relying on charitable donations
25 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Compromise of 1850
26 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Compromise of 1850It being desirable, for the peace, concord, and harmony of the Union of these States, to settle and adjust amicably all existing questions of controversy between them arising out of the institution of slavery upon a fair, equitable and just basis: therefore,1. Resolved, That California, with suitable boundaries, ought, upon her application to be admitted as one of the States of this Union, without the imposition by Congress of any restriction in respect to the exclusion or introduction of slavery within those boundaries.2. Resolved, That as slavery does not exist by law, and is not likely to be introduced into any of the territory acquired by the United States from the republic of Mexico…8. Resolved, That Congress has no power to promote or obstruct the trade in slaves between the slaveholding States; but that the admission or exclusion of slaves brought from one into another of them depends exclusively upon their own particular laws.According to the document, which institution is causing conflict between the states?According to the document, did California enter the Union as a free or slave state?According to the document, what does Congress not have the power to do?How do you think the country reacted?
27 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Kansas-Nebraska ActThe Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854 undid the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850.The tension between pro-slavery and free soil factions over slavery in new territories increasedStephen Douglas' bill left the Kansas territory open to the rule of popular sovereignty.Settlers in Kansas and Neb called upon Congress to grant them territorial statusRaised the question of extending slavery into the territoriesStephen Douglas introduced a bill that appeared to provide an easy solution – allowing settlers “popular sovereignty” to decide if they wished to become a free or slave stateBoth Kan and Neb lay ABOVE the lineWould mean that the Missouri Compromise was null and voidOpened the possibility of slavery to land long since guaranteed to freedomIncreased antislavery sentiment in the NorthEnforcement of the fugitive slave provisions in the Comp of 1850 aroused Northern ire
28 What Did We Learn: The Compromises of the Civil War The Kansas-Nebraska ActIn the political arena, arguments between the Democratic Party, who supported popular sovereignty and states' rights, and their opposition, the Whigs, heated up and had lasting effects leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War.On the ground, fighting developed in "Bloody Kansas," such as John Brown's raid on Pottawattamie Creek
29 “one of the most effective pieces of political Uncle Tom’s Cabin“one of the most effective pieces of politicalpropaganda ever produced.”- Salmon Chase
30 K-W-L The Civil War - TTYN What I LearnedAbout the Civil WarWhat I KnowAbout the Civil WarWhat I Want to LearnAbout the Civil War
31 Martyr or Terrorist? Small Group Reading Activity John Brown – Martyr or TerroristRead the two readings on John BrownWorking cooperatively, respond to the question at the end of reading #2.Present your remarks to class***Refer to Notes Packet
32 Martyr or Terrorist? Martyr Terrorist Discussion: Exit Slip: Is John Brown a martyr or terrorist? Or both?
33 John Brown’s Raid Harper’s Ferry, VA, October 1859 Martyr or Terrorist?John Brown’s Raid Harper’s Ferry, VA, October 1859What Students Should Understand: On the evening of October 16, 1859 John Brown, a staunch abolitionist, and a group of his supporters left their farmhouse hide-out en route to Harpers Ferry. Descending upon the town in the early hours of October 17th, Brown and his men captured prominent citizens and seized the federal armory and arsenal. Brown had hopes that the local slave population would join the raid and through the raid’s success weapons would be supplied to slaves and freedom fighters throughout the country; this was not to be.
34 Martyr or Terrorist? John Brown’s Raid What Students Should Know: First held down by the local militia in the late morning of the 17th, Brown took refuge in the arsenal’s engine house. However, this sanctuary from the fire storm did not last long, when in the late afternoon US Marines under Colonel Robert E. Lee arrived and stormed the engine house, killing many of the raiders and capturing Brown.Letter:To Eugenia Burton, Enfield, England October 18, 1859This has been one of the saddest days that Harper's Ferry ever experienced. This morning, when the armorers went to the shops to go to work, lo and behold, the shops had been taken possession of by a set of abolitionists and the doors were guarded by Negroes with rifles.—George Mauzy
35 Martyr or Terrorist?“I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”Brown was quickly placed on trial and charged with treason against the state of Virginia, murder, and slave insurrection. Brown was sentenced to death for his crimes and hanged on December 2, 1859.
36 Dred Scott Supreme Court Case - Dred Scott v. Sanford. Who was Dred Scott?Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state ofIllinois and the free territory of Wisconsin beforemoving back to the slave state of MissouriContext of the case - appealed to the Supreme Court in hopes of being granted his freedom.Court, led by Roger B. Taney
37 Dred Scott 7-2 decision ruled that blacks “are not included, and were not intended to be included,under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution.”Scott had no standing in federal courtAccording to Taney, neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution had been intended to apply to blacks.“So far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect”Dred Scott v. SandfordA slave, suing for his freedom on the grounds that his master had removed him for several years to military bases in both the free state of Illinois and the Wisc. Territory before returning to the slave state of MissouriHis master – an army doctorSupreme Court 1856Chief Justice Roger Taney of Maryland – an uncompromising supporter of the South and slavery
38 Dred ScottIn March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States.The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories.Taney - Congress had exceeded its authority when if forbade slavery…for slaves were private property protected by the Constitution.Taney -- a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggression -- wrote in the Court's majority opinion that, because Scott was black, he was not a citizen and therefore had no right to sue.
39 Dred Scott Who was Roger B. Taney - - a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggressionTaney -- a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggression -- wrote in the Court's majority opinion that, because Scott was black, he was not a citizen and therefore had no right to sue.
40 TTYN: Why would Douglas suggest such an idea? Dred ScottReactionAbolitionists were incensedAlthough disappointed, Frederick Douglass, found a bright side to the decision and announced, "my hopes were never brighter than now."TTYN: Why would Douglas suggest such an idea?For Douglass, the decision would bring slavery to the attention of the nation and was a step toward slavery's ultimate destruction.
41 Dred ScottTTYN – The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, did Taney ignore the basic ideas of each? Specifically, “all men are created equal.”He believed that blacks "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it."
42 Dred Scott Public Reaction “It is no novelty to find the Supreme Court following the lead of the Slavery Extension party, to which most of its members belong. Five of the Judges are slaveholders, and two of the other four owe their appointments to their facile ingenuity in making State laws bend to Federal demands in behalf of "the Southern institution.“ - Editorial in the Albany, New York, Evening Journal, 1857
43 Small Group Activity: Timeline Using the following events/terms and working cooperatively –Construct a well-organized timelineEach event/term should include a brief summary (2-3 sentences), which highlight important and historically significant information.Events and Terms:Missouri CompromiseCompromise of 1850Fugitive Slave ActBleeding KansasWilmot ProvisoKansas-Nebraska ActMexican WarGadsden Purchase
45 The Election of 1860The presidential Election of 1860 brought these conflicts to a head with dramatic consequences.The Democratic Party split into three groups along regional lines, each vying for control of the party and each holding different ideas about how to deal with slavery in the West.Three camps lined up against Abraham Lincoln, the nominee of the Republican Party, who advocated that the West be free of slavery entirely.
46 The Election of 1860Lincoln’s opponents were so deeply divided, he won with less than forty percent of the popular vote (but with fifty-nine percent of the Electoral College) and without taking a single slave state.Although Lincoln’s election was fair, it nonetheless pushed the Deep South toward secession.
47 The Election of 1860Lincoln – The Immediate Reason for SecessionUnpopular in the SouthPerceived hostility towards slaveryPerceived threat to the institution of slaveryTruth – Lincoln was not an extreme abolitionistOpposed further extension, but had no intention of interfering with slavery where it existedThe election – The “straw that broke the camel’s back”
48 Secession South Carolina responded to Lincoln’s election first, seceding from the Unionon December 20, 1860.This action made front-page news in theNorth two days later when Harper’s Weeklyfeatured portraits of the state’sCongressmen on its cover,titled The Seceding South Carolina Delegation.
49 SecessionOther slave states followed in short order:Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.In early February, representatives of those states gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to found a new nationThe Confederate States of America (also known as the Confederacy), and to name its president, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi.
50 Southern Economic Interests Why Secession?Southern Economic InterestsLong-range threat to the entire economic and social structure of the SouthNo. Republicans pushing for a homestead lawNorthern Railroad plansHigh TariffsSectional balance in the SenateHomestead law – free 160-acre farms to western settlers, would hamper expansion of the plantation system; railroad denies the South of economic benefits; tariffs would raise the coast of what Southern planters would have to pay for the things they needed; would limit trade with the British; sectional balance the South felt protected; balance was lost with CA and two failed attempts to bring in a slave state; mention Cuba and the Ostend Manifesto
51 Secession: An opportunity to bring peace? Many believed that secession would put the South into a bargaining position to secure a constitutional amendment to safeguard Southern interests.“Better terms outside of the Union than in it”Peace ConventionSeven Amendments presentedNone were put forwardSecession would have to see it through
52 Union in PerilTTYN: Describe how each of the following three quotes explains the necessity to protect and preserve the Union.Document 1“I consider the central idea pervading this struggle is the necessity that is upon on, of proving that popular government is not an absurdity. We must settle this question now, whether in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government whenever they choose. If we fail it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.”Abraham Lincoln
53 Union in Peril Document 2 A Southern victory would give courage to the enemies of progress and damp the spirits of its friends all over the civilized world.”John Stuart MillDocument 3“It is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity. The first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”George Washington
54 Document 1“I consider the central idea pervading this struggle is the necessity that is upon on, of proving that popular government is not an absurdity. We must settle this question now, whether in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government whenever they choose. If we fail it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.”Abraham LincolnDocument 2A Southern victory would give courage to the enemies of progress and damp the spirits of its friends all over the civilized world.”John Stuart MillDocument 3“It is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity. The first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”George Washington
56 Causes of the Civil WarThe Civil War - the bloodiest conflict in American history. The war pitted brother against brother, family against family, and state against state. In less than a century after the 13 original colonies celebrated their independence, the Civil War divided the country along deep economic and ideological fault lines.__________________________________________________________________Economic and Social Differences between the North and the SouthState versus federal rightsThe Abolition MovementThe Election of 1860
59 Group Presentations “Be a Gamer” – What Did We Learn Personalities – Lincoln, Meade, Barton, Lee, Sherman, McCellan, Jackson, Grant, Douglas, Stowe, Davis; Battles – Shiloh, Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run, Sherman’s March
60 First Blood and a Touch of Irony Civil War FactsFirst Blood and a Touch of IronyThe first casualties of the war came onApril 19, 1861TTYN: Can you recall another important event in American History that also occurred on April 19?Sixth Massachusetts Regiment reached Balt. By rail in order to defend WashingtonAttacked by a secessionist mobAssaulted with knives and revolversFour soldiers and nine civilians deadFirst blood drawn by Mass. Men on the aniv. of the battles of Lex & Concord
61 Civil War Facts1/2 million+ people were killed or wounded in the Civil War60 % of the fighting took place in Virginia
63 Highlights & Review “Be a Gamer” – What Did We Learn Personalities – Lincoln, Meade, Barton, Lee, Sherman, McCellan, Jackson, Grant, Douglas, Stowe, Davis; Battles – Shiloh, Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run, Sherman’s March
64 Abolitionist Movement Abolitionist were people who wanted to end slavery or get rid of it.Frederick Douglass was a well-known abolitionist.“Power concedes nothing without a demand.It never did and it never will.”
65 Abolitionist Movement Douglas believed that the election of aRepublican foretold a rupture in thepower of the slaveocracy.TTYN: Interpret the following quote from Douglas“It has taught the North its strength, and shown the South its weakness. More important still, it has demonstrated the possibility of electing, if not an Abolitionist, at least an anti-slavery reputation.”Would eventually become a lecturer with the Mass. Anti-Slavery SocietyWrote an autobiographyEdit his own monthly paper in Rochester, NYHis goal – “the simple sustenance of hope in a better future for blacks in America.” Historian David Blight
66 Abolitionist Movement TTYN: Interpret the following quotefrom Douglas“…before the foul and withering curse of slavery.Some thought we had in Mr. Lincoln the nerveOliver Cromwell; but the results shows that we merely have a continuation of the Pierces and Buchanan's.”
67 Abolitionist Movement: The Underground Railroad Was a system setup to help slaves (African Americans) escape to the Northern USA or Canada.Slaves hid in barns and houses
68 Nat TurnerNat Turner leads a rebellion against plantation owners in 1831 and killed 60 peopleTTYN: Why is a rebellion, which occurred almost thirty years before the Civil War significant?Foreshadowed the importance of slavery during the civil war…their role, their potential role, etc..
69 Jefferson DavisPresident for the South during the Civil War.The South’s Capital was Richmond, Virginia
70 Stonewall JacksonBetween late 1860 and early 1861, several Southern U.S. states declared their independence and seceded from the Union.At first it was Jackson’s desire that Virginia, then his home state, would stay in the Union.Virginia seceded in the spring of 1861, Jackson showed his support of the Confederacy, choosing to side with his state over the national government.
71 He knew that the Valley was the bread basket for the South. Stonewall JacksonHe knew that the Valley was the bread basket for the South.Edinburg produced the most wheat.Jackson only lost in the Kenstown.He didn’t use chairs because he believed that standing was good for you.It was during the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War when Jackson assumed his nickname. Amidst the tumult of battle, Brigadeer-General Barnard E. Bee stated, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall." As the war continued, Jackson continually impressed his Confederate compatriots with his skill on the battlefield and in planning conferences. He distinguished himself in the Valley campaign of early 1862, the Battle of second Manassas in August 1862, and the Battle of Fredericksburg in December Jackson was a Southern hero, and in spite of his eccentricities, he was loved and respected by his soldiers. He strictly observed the Sabbath, and his religiosity was constant in all facets of his life.On May 2, 1863, in his last march of the Civil War, Jackson was wounded by friendly fire. He died of pneumonia several days later on May 10 at Guiney's Station, Virginia. His body was carried to Richmond and then to Lexington where it was buried. It is said that The Army of Northern Virginia never fully recovered from the loss of Stonewall Jackson's leadership in battle. General Robert E. Lee believed Jackson was irreplaceable.
72 “there is no turning back” Ulysses S. GrantThe hero of Vicksburg and Chattanooga1864, took command of all the Union ArmiesHad Lincoln’s full confidenceLt. General – not since George WashingtonPolar opposite of McClellanLincoln’s motivation – “procrastination on the part of past commanders”All Lincoln wanted was some one who would take the responsibility and act and to leave him the task of mobilizing “all the power of the government” to provide whatever assistance was needed.Even after the devastating loss at the Battle of the Wilderness, Grant vowed to push forward – no turning back, which is all Lincoln needed to hear.“there is no turning back”
73 “there is no turning back” Ulysses S. GrantFrom Three DirectionsGrant and the Army of the Potomac would strike Lee and push him to RichmondButler to move N.E. against Richmond along the James RiverSherman would move towards Georgia in order to capture AtlantaLee awaits Grant outside Fredericksburg known as the WildernessGrant pursues Lee to Spotsylvania, VA“there is no turning back”Lincoln’s motivation – “procrastination on the part of past commanders”All Lincoln wanted was some one who would take the responsibility and act and to leave him the task of mobilizing “all the power of the government” to provide whatever assistance was needed.Even after the devastating loss at the Battle of the Wilderness, Grant vowed to push forward – no turning back, which is all Lincoln needed to hear.
74 “there is no turning back” Ulysses S. GrantFrom Three DirectionsThe Battle of the Wilderness and the Battle ofSpotsylvania Court HouseA hideous struggleMen on both sides had to climb over thedead and dying, “lying in some places in pilesthree and four deep.” “A nightmare of inhumanity.”New York Times, 186486K Union and Confederate casualties in a span of seven weeks“there is no turning back”Lincoln’s motivation – “procrastination on the part of past commanders”All Lincoln wanted was some one who would take the responsibility and act and to leave him the task of mobilizing “all the power of the government” to provide whatever assistance was needed.Even after the devastating loss at the Battle of the Wilderness, Grant vowed to push forward – no turning back, which is all Lincoln needed to hear.
78 TTYN: What effect, if any, has the war had on Southern life?
79 Robert E. LeeWest Point Grad Grad. and former SuperintendentLincoln planned on offering Lee the highestmilitary position within the Union ArmyDuring the war, no man proved a more worthy opponent to Ulysses S. Grant than Confederate General Robert E. Lee.Supervised the preparation of coastal defenses along the South Atlantic seaboard before being called to Richmond to serve as military advisor to President Jefferson Davis.
80 TTYN: Interpret the following quotes Robert E. LeeTTYN: Interpret the following quotesfrom Robert E. Lee“…I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native state?”
81 TTYN: Interpret the following quotes from Robert E. LeeTTYN: Interpret the following quotes fromRobert E. Lee“to raise my hand against my relatives, my children,my home, I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State (with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed) I hope I may never be called upon to draw my sword.”
82 Robert E. Lee He assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia in May 1862 and immediately embarked ona series of skillful offensive operations that repelledthe Union forces outside Richmond in the Seven DaysBattles in June and July 1862.Lee followed this with an offensive drive northward that culminated in victory at Second Manassas in August 1862.However, his effort to carry the war across the Potomac nearly led to disaster when he barely fended off Union assaults at Antietam.
83 Robert E. LeeRetreating back to Virginia, Lee againdisplayed deft generalship by checking Unionoffensives at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville;in the latter battle he prevailed, despite beingoutnumbered 2 to 1Suffered a major defeat at Gettysburg on July 13, – The Turning Point of the war.
84 The first major battle of the Civil War began on April 12, 1861. After 2 days, the North surrendered to the South.No one was killed during the battle; however, 1 soldier who was killed when a cannon backfired during the surrendering ceremony.Fort Sumter
85 The 1st Manassas or 1st Bull Run, VA July 21,1861The general for the confederates was Stonewall Jackson & Buearegard.The general for the Yankees was McDowell.The North had 387 soldiers killed while the South lost 460.The South won the battle.
86 2nd Manassas or 2nd Bull Run, VA August 29-30, 1862The general for the Confederate was Stonewall Jackson.The general for the Yankees was John Pope.The North lost 16,000 soldiers while the South lost only 9,000The South won the battle.
87 Antietam or Sharpsburg, Maryland September 17, 1862The general for the Confederates was Robert E. Lee.The general for the Yankees was McClellanEmancipation Proclamation trigger – the first turning point
88 Antietam or Sharpsburg, Maryland The Bloodiest One-Day Battle in American HistoryOver 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862.The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
89 Antietam or Sharpsburg, Maryland The Battle took place in Farmer Miller’s cornfield.The battle is known as the Single bloodiest day in the Civil War.23,500 men were killed in the Bloody lane.The name of the bridge where the confederates held the Yankees for 4 hours is called, Burnside.The south used rocks when they ran out of ammunition.South won the battle.
90 Battle Of Fredericksburg Dec , 1862The general for the Confederates was Robert E. LeeThe general for the Yankees was Burnside.The North had 122,000 soldiers while the South had 78,500
91 Battle Of Fredericksburg 9,000 Union soldiers were killed while only 1,500 Southern soldiers were killed.The South won the battle.Lee said, “It is well that was is so horrible, else we should grow too fond of it.’
92 The Battle of Gettysburg The Turning PointThinking about our time discussing the Revolutionary War (Remember that??)Which battle during the Revolutionary War is considered the turning point?The Battle of SaratogaThe Battle of GettysburgEvery war has a turning point and the Civil War is no different. The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) is widely considered to be the turning point of the American Civil War
93 The Battle of Gettysburg The Turning PointThe Battle of GettysburgFor three grueling days, Union Soldiers and Confederate Soldiers staged one of the bloodiest battles of the war. The South, led by General Robert E. Lee, and supported by 75,000 Confederate Soldiers would ultimately suffer an emotional, physical, and spiritually draining loss against General George Meade and his 97,000 Union Soldiers.
94 The Battle of Gettysburg The Turning PointThe Battle of GettysburgLee would never again attempt an offensive operation of such proportions. Although the war was to continue for two more horrible years, the Confederacy would never recover from the losses of Gettysburg.“…the most desperate which ever took place in the world. Nothing can picture the horrors of the battlefield around the ruined city of Gettysburg. Each house, church, hovel, and barn is filled with the wounded of both armies. The ground is covered with the dead.General Abner Doubleday
95 The Battle of Gettysburg A Missed Opportunity“after one of the severest contests of the war the rebels had been repulsed at all points”-General MeadeLincoln urged Meade to pursue LeeMeade failed to pursueThe orders to follow were never found…only reported in the diaries of Robert Lincoln
97 The Gettysburg Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.The evolution of the speechLincoln had been invited to say a few words to consecrate the cemetery grounds set aside so that the Union soldiers could be properly buriedEdward Everett would give first speech, after which the president would speakLincoln labored to write the speechApprox. 9K attended the ceremonyEverett spoke for almost two hours“Seldom has a man talked so long and said so little.” – Philadelphia Age; “gave us plenty of words, but no heart…talked like a historian…., but not like an orator.”Lincoln took all of two minutes“..if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.” – Everett
98 The Gettysburg Address "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.“….that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.“- Abraham Lincoln
99 So, What does the Gettysburg Address tell Us? Gettysburg Address MeaningLincoln's speech puts the Civil War in perspective as a test of the success of the American Revolution. The nation founded on equality was in the midst of a war to determine whether such a nation could continue to exist. He said that they were gathered to formally dedicate ground hallowed by the men, American citizens, who died there, but his speech turned the event into a rededication of the living to the war effort to preserve a nation of freedom.
101 Sherman’s March to the Sea November 15 until December 21, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman led some 60,000 soldiers on a 285-mile march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.The Goal of this “March to the Sea” was to frighten Georgia’s civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause.
102 Sherman’s March to the Sea Sherman’s soldiers did not destroy any of the towns in their path, but they stole food and livestock and burned the houses and barns of people who tried to fight back.The Yankees were “not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people,” Sherman explained; as a result, they needed to “make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.”
105 Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865 Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, court house, Virginia.Spring, 1864 – Confederacy showing cracksFinances were shaky, at bestCurrency was unsoundForeign outlook bleakReal suffering among the peopleJefferson Davis under attack in his own house
106 K-W-L The Civil War - TTYN What I LearnedAbout the Civil WarWhat I KnowAbout the Civil WarWhat I Want to LearnAbout the Civil War
114 July 22 Cabinet meeting called by Lincoln to reveal his goal: to read to them his draft of the Emancipation ProclamationLincoln resolved he could use his executive powers as commander in chiefFrancis Carpenter
115 The Emancipation Proclamation Why the delay?The Peninsula Defeat – made it clear that extraordinary means were necessary to save the Union and Antietam gave Lincoln the opening to deal with slaveryConfederacy use of slaves – dug trenches and built fortifications; cooks and hospital attendants, which freed up the soldiers to fightLincoln’s plan – divest the rebels of their slaves – who would be free to join the Union forces and provide the North an advantage
116 The Emancipation Proclamation Why the delay?Compensated Emancipation??? – pay the slave and border states for the slavesBorder states refused, insisting that any such action should be initiated in the slave stateLincoln had “come to the conclusion that it was a military necessity absolutely essential for the salvation of the Union, that we must free the slave or be ourselves subdued.”Need one ‘big’ victory!
117 Emancipation Proclamation Evolution of the Emancipation ProclamationLincoln asks for Joint Resolution providing federal aid to any state that adopts a plan for abolition of slaveryResolution stipulates:All slaves within the borders would be freed upon reaching a certain age or specify a date that slavery would no longer be allowed
118 Emancipation Proclamation The Cost of WarLess than one half-day’s cost of the war would pay for all the slaves in Delaware87 days would pay for all the slaves within the Border StatesTTYN: Why is the value of slavery within the Border States relevant?
119 Emancipation Proclamation The Cost of WarTTYN: Evaluate the following quote by LincolnLincoln believed that nothing would bring the rebellion to an end faster than a commitment by the border slave states to “surrender on fair terms their own interest in slavery rather than see the Union dissolved.”If Rebels were deprived of hope that the Border States might join the Confederacy, they would lose heart
120 Emancipation Proclamation Border State Counter-PointBorder State Reps argue that emancipation in any form would lengthen the war, not shorten.Would consolidate the spirit in the seceded states and fan the spirit of secession among loyal slaveholders in the border statesA Matter of Fairness – punish those who remain loyal, while forcing them to relinquish their slaves; contrast to the rebellious states who retained their slaves.
121 Emancipation Proclamation Compensated EmancipationD.C.Lincoln approved on compensated approval in D.C.TTYN: What makes D.C. different than Delaware or Kentucky?Lincoln justified his constitutional authority within areas that fell under federal authority – D.C.Ripple Effects – MD. And VA. Slaveholders began selling off slaves
122 Emancipation Proclamation Emancipation and the ConstitutionLincoln concurred with abolitionists that slavery was a moral, a social, and a political wrong, but…Could not ignore the constitutional protection of the institution where it existed.
123 Emancipation Proclamation Economic and Military AspectsDivest the South of slavery and save the UnionEmancipation became a military necessitySouth use of slaves on the warfront and at homeConstitutional War Powersbased on the Chief Executives powers as Commander in ChiefNow able to free 3.5M Slaves in Confederate StatesNot 450K in Border States
124 The Emancipation Proclamation 1862, Lincoln issued an executive order, which suggested that any Confederate State that did not return to the Union by Jan. 1, freedom would be granted to all the slaves within those states.Jan 1, 1863, after no state took Lincoln up on his offer, Lincoln unleashed the ultimate blow – declaring that all slaves in every Confederate State are now free.
125 The Emancipation Proclamation The proclamation declared, "all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.“The Emancipation Proclamation had almost no immediate effect, since it was impossible for the Federal government to implement it in those regions where it actually applied -- namely the states in rebellion that were not under Federal control, but………
126 The Emancipation Proclamation Despite the lack of any immediate impact on the slaves, the proclamation represented a shift in the attitudes of the North towards its war objectives, where merely reuniting the nation would no longer become the sole outcome.Represented the first step toward the ultimate abolition of slavery in the United States.Lincoln understood the advantages to be gained if the massive workforce of slaves could be transferred from the Confederacy to the Union.Lincoln also developed a passionate belief in the justice of emancipation…recall his previous position…preserving the Union as a top priority and the constitutionality of emancipation.
127 The Emancipation Proclamation A Diplomatic MoveLincoln knew that the Queen and working population were anti-slaveryIntroducing the slavery issue would make it impractical for the British Gov’t to come to the aid of the ConfederacyTTYN – Do you believe that Lincoln finally came to his senses regarding slavery or was the Emancipation Proclamation driven by diplomatic purposes?Lincoln acted in response to the growing wave of public opinion, rallying support of Negroes to the Union cause, but the diplomatic purpose was the main one.
128 “the ablest American diplomatist of the century.” William Seward“the ablest American diplomatist of the century.”At the start of the war, England considered allowing the Confederacy through the blockadeWhy? Feed British textile economySeward steps in to diplomatically uphold the Union blockadeThreatened to wage warWhy Seward? Why not Lincoln? Lincoln had confessed to Seward prior to his presidency that he knew little of foreign affairsMany historians consider to have been “the ablest American diplomatist of the century.”
129 The Emancipation Proclamation A Diplomatic MoveGoal – keep Britain neutralRemember, from the beginning, Lincoln was reluctant to make slavery the key issue. Why?Would drive the border slave states into secessionOnce Military possessions were in the hands of the Union Army, Lincoln throws down the hammer – the Emancipation ProclamationAt the start of the war, England considered allowing the Confederacy through the blockadeWhy? Feed British textile economySeward steps in to diplomatically uphold the Union blockadeThreatened to wage warWhy Seward? Why not Lincoln? Lincoln had confessed to Seward prior to his presidency that he knew little of foreign affairsMany historians consider Seward to have been “the ablest American diplomatist of the century.”
130 Summer of ‘63Transformation in the Union war effort – the deployment of black regiments180K Black Soldiers – 54th Massachusetts Regiments“He who fights the battles of America may claim America as his country –and have that claim respected.”--Frederick Douglas“The Colored population is the great available and yet un-availed of, force for restoring the Union.”--Abraham LincolnConfederate Congress passes ordinance, which doomed to death or renew slavery for every negro taken in arms, and every white officer who commands negro troops.Enthusiasm shrank for Black RegimentsLincoln Response – Order of Retaliation“law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war.” - LincolnA relapse into barbarism –“it is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a rebel soldiers shall be placed at hard labor.”Unequal Pay – Jim Crow comes alive
131 One Fine Day Proof that Congress can work May 20, 1862 37th Congress, last day of the sessionPresident Lincoln signs:The Homestead ActThe Morrill ActPacific Railroad ActLegal Tender Bill
132 One Fine DayThe Homestead Act – promised 160 acres if free public land largely in the West to settlers who agreed to reside on property for five years or more.The Morrill Act – public lands to states for the establishment of land-grant collegesPacific Railroad Act- made the construction of a transcontinental railroad possibleLegal Tender Bill – laid the economic foundation for the Union war effort, which created paper money known as “greenbacks.”
136 13th Amendment Reconstruction Unit Passed by Congress January 31, 1865 To be examined in greater detail during ourReconstruction UnitPassed by Congress January 31, 1865
137 To be examined in greater detail during our Killing LincolnTo be examined in greater detail during ourReconstruction UnitOn April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington
138 K-W-L The Civil War - TTYN What I LearnedAbout the Civil WarWhat I KnowAbout the Civil WarWhat I Want to LearnAbout the Civil War
139 The Civil War TimelineJan – South Carolina, the first state to secede from the UnionMar – Lincoln inauguratedApr – Fort Sumter attackedApr – Battle of Shiloh (24K Troops killed)Jan – Emancipation ProclamationJul – Battle of GettysburgJul. 19, 1863 – Gettysburg AddressNov – Sherman’s March to the SeaNov – Lincoln re-electedApr. 9, 1865 – The South surrendersApr. 14, 1865 – Lincoln assassinated
140 Civil War FactsOf the 364,000 on the Union side who lost their lives, a third were killed or died of wounds and two-thirds died of diseaseApproximately 130,000 freed slaves became Union soldiers during the war.According to the U. S. Census, the population of the United States in 1860 numbered 31,443,321 persons. Of these, approximately 23,000,000 were in the 22 Northern states and 9,000,000 in the 11 Southern states. Of the latter total, 3,500,000 were slaves.At one time or another, the Northern armies numbered 2,100,000 soldiers. The Southern armies were considerably smaller. The total dead on both sides was about 500,000.The Union Army consisted of between 2.5 to 2.7 million men while the Confederate forces had 750,000 to 1.2 million men.The Union Army lost approximately 360,000 men during the war. Only 110,070 of these men were listed as having been killed in battles. The remainder were listed as having died of disease or other causes.The Confederate forces lost approximately 258,000 men with 94,000 listed as having died in battles while 164,000 were listed as having died of disease or other causes. The figures of the Confederate's will never be known for sure because many records were either lost or destroyed.
149 Unit Assessment:Two-Day EventDay OneMultiple ChoiceShort Answer IDsDay TwoThematic Essay
150 Day Two: Thematic Essay Unit Assessment:Day Two: Thematic EssayThematic Essay Prompts: You will be offered one of the following prompts to respond to:To the teacher: Why do I give the students the essay prompt prior to the thematic essay portion of the unit exam? Why not? Actually, in my own classroom, I take it a step further – I allow them to bring in index cards highlighting what they perceive as important elements of each topic, which I collect with the completed essay. As for the advanced notice – real simple, I now have the students preparing for two topics, opposed to “winging it” and not studying at all. Additionally, I have read enough scholarly research that suggests, students learn more when preparing to cheat or provided additional opportunities (pathways) to succeed. Eventually, I wean them off the index card technique when we get closer to the statewide assessment, but in the meantime, I believe I am helping them to improve their writing and critical thinking skills, which is what the Common Core is asking of all us. JMO
151 Option 1:Throughout the history of the United States, Presidents have made important decisions in an effort to solve crucial problems.From your study of United States history and the Civil War, identify two important Presidential decisions that Abraham Lincoln made.For each decision identified:State one goal the President hoped to accomplish by making the decisionDiscuss the historical circumstances surrounding the Presidential decisionDescribe the extent to which the decision achieved the President's original goalDiscuss one immediate or one long-term effect of the decision on United States historyTo the teacher: Why do I give the students the essay prompt prior to the thematic essay portion of the unit exam? Why not? Actually, in my own classroom, I take it a step further – I allow them to bring in index cards highlighting what they perceive as important elements of each topic, which I collect with the completed essay. As for the advanced notice – real simple, I now have the students preparing for two topics, opposed to “winging it” and not studying at all. Additionally, I have read enough scholarly research, which suggests, students learn more when preparing to ‘cheat’ or provided additional opportunities (pathways) to succeed. Eventually, I wean them off the index card technique when we get closer to the statewide assessment, but in the meantime, I believe I am helping them to improve their writing, studying, and critical thinking skills, which is what the Common Core is asking of all us. JMO
152 Option 2:During the Antebellum period, there were multiple attempts to stave of secession and maintain the unity of the United States.From your study of the United States history and the Civil War, identify two important compromises made in order to maintain the unity of the United States.For each compromise identified:State one goal the compromise hoped to accomplish• Discuss the historical circumstances surrounding the compromiseDescribe the extent to which the compromise achieved the original goalDiscuss one immediate or one long-term effect of the compromise
153 Political Parties of the Antebellum American and the Civil War Era Optional or Suggested ActivityPolitical Parties of the Antebellum American and the Civil War EraGraphic OrganizersKnow Nothing PartyFree SoilDemocratWhigsRepublicanFocus: Platform, When, Leaders, Demise (if applicable), OtherResources: Textbook or Learning Packet (preferred)Learning Stations with Learning PacketTime: No more than one periodDefinitely some merit in doing this activity, with particular focus on the demise of the Whig Party and the birth and evolution of the Party of Lincoln – The Republican Party.
155 Short-Answer ID’s Antebellum Sectionalism Plantation Society Manifest DestinyOpium WarsAnnexationGadsden PurchaseAbolitionistWilmot ProvisoHenry ClayMissouri CompromiseCompromise of 1850Popular SovereigntyNat TurnerWestward ExpansionStephen DouglasKansas-Nebraska ActDemocratsUnionRepublican36°30°Frederick DouglasJohn BrownRoger B. TaneySecessionFort SumterEmancipation ProclamationGettysburgRobert E. LeeAntietamAppomattoxWilliam T. ShermanStonewall JacksonGettysburg AddressAbraham LincolnUncle Tom’s CabinConfederacyBull RunKnow Nothing’sFree Soil PartyJefferson DavisSlave LawDred ScottFugitive Slave ActTo the teacher: Again, adhering to the basic tenants of the Common Core and my own personal belief that multiple choice tests are pointless and do nothing to excite critical thinking, I expect (I hope) that my students can respond intelligently in a short-answer format. Unit exams will generally consists of six short-answer id’s, thematic essay, and/or DBQ. Additionally, unit exam may extend over two-three days. On occasion, I may allow the thematic essay to be completed at home. A lot of this depends on the time of the year; closer to the end of the year and the less likely that will happen.Prior to the test, I will provide students with a study sheet, which will include two thematic essay questions and a list of ID’s. On the test, I will reduce to 8-10 and the students will select 6Short-answer ID’s – Who, What, When, Where, Why, and Historical SignificanceExample: Popular Sovereignty – not acceptable: “States get to pick if they are free or slave states”Looking For: Kansas-Nebraska Act, Stephen Douglas, Bleeding Kansas, self-government, Compromise of 1850, John Brown, pre-cursor to the Civil War, Fugitive Slave Law, etc….In other words, I’m looking for a detailed response.
157 Emancipation Proclamation CASE FILESeptember of 1862, after the Union's victory at Antietam, Lincoln issued a preliminary decree stating that, unless the rebellious states returned to the Union by January 1, freedom would be granted to slaves within those states.Emancipation ProclamationCLASSIFIED
158 Activity Directions Work Cooperatively Read each document thoroughly Use your Think MarksComplete handout - “Detective Log”Complete handout - “Questions to Consider”Individually, complete a one-page summaryHave Fun!!!
159 See Handout Detective Log Who authored the document? When was the document authored?What type of document?Who was the audience for the document? Why was it created?Who was the aggressor in the incident according to the document?Document 1Document 2See Handout
168 Questions to ConsiderWhat questions did you ask while evaluating these sources?On what points do the accounts agree?On what points do the accounts differ?Which of these sources aligns most closely with what you already knew about the Emancipation Proclamation? How so?Which of these sources is most reliable in determining what actually happened at the events leading up the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation? Why do you think so?Describe the difficulties in developing an accurate account of historical events like the events leading up to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation?If you were asked to write your own historical account of the events that occurred during the battle over the issue of slavery, how would you go about doing so?
169 Cracking the CaseBased on your analysis of the documents and citing evidence to support your answer, please write a one-page summary, which answers the following questions: what were some of the issues that troubled Abraham Lincoln prior to issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, what were some of the reactions from society prior to the signing and after the signing of the proclamation, and finally, what impact, if any, will the proclamation have on society and specifically, newly freed slaves?
170 To the Teacher:Be sure to download my Emancipation Proclamation Detective LogAndEmancipation Proclamation Primary Source Packet