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Warm -up What is abolition? * Think about your geoterms* Which part of the United States (north/south) tended to support abolition?
Events leading up the Civil War Stations Pre-AP Step 1: Use your descriptions and the evidence at each station to help you decide who would be most upset by this event (south, north) and one sentence explaining why. EventDescriptionWho do you think would be most upset by this event? Circle one. Explain your choice in one sentence. Station 1: Dred Scott Case In 1857, Dred Scott lost his case proving that he should be free because he had been held as a slave while living in a free state. The Court ruled that even though he had been taken by his 'owner' into a free state, he was still a slave because slaves were to be considered property of their owners. This decision furthered the cause of abolitionists as they increased their efforts to fight against slavery. North South
Events leading up the Civil War Stations Accelerated Step 1:Complete a 2-3 sentence description of each event and use the evidence at each station to help you decide who would be most upset by this event (south, north) and one sentence explaining why. EventDescriptionWho do you think would be most upset by this event? Circle one. Explain your choice in one sentence. Station 1: Dred Scott Case North South
Stations Expectations Even if you don’t have to get up to know your response; do so anyway- you need the evidence from the pictures/maps/images to help you. Be productive- you can talk but this is not visiting hour. Skip one if there are too many people at the station or it does not make sense to you; come back to it later. Do not touch/write on the stations. When you are done go back to your seat.
Station #1-Dred Scott Case Evidence."A quote from the Chicago Tribune (Northern newspaper) on the case: “No event has occurred that will entail upon the country the consequences, which are involved in this partisan movement of the slavery propagandists. It is the first step in a revolution which, if not arrested, nullifies the Revolution of '76 and makes us all slaves again. A quote from The Mercury (Southern newspaper) on the case: "In the final conflict between Slavery and Abolitionism, which this very decision will precipitate, the principles of the judgment in the Dred Scott case may be of some avail to the South in giving an appearance of justice and moderation to its position
Station #2-End of the Mexican American War Evidence Compromise of 1850 stated that: 1. Texas forced to give up may western land claims -for $10 million to pay its debts 2. California admitted as a free state (pro-North) 3. Strict new fugitive slave law (pro-South and VERY controversial) 4. Slave trade abolished in Washington D.C. (pro-North) 5. Both Utah and New Mexico choose whether to be slave/non slave states.
Station #3-Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Evidence President Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting Stowe, stated “So this is little woman who made this great war?”
Station #4-Bleeding Kansas Evidence Southerners were driven by the words of leaders such as David Atchison, a Missouri senator. Atchison proclaimed the Northerners to be "negro thieves" and "abolitionist tyrants,” and if necessary, "to kill every God- damned abolitionist in the district." The northerners, however, were not all abolitionists as Atchison claimed. In fact, abolitionists were in the minority. Most of the Free State settlers were part of a movement called Free Soil, which demanded free territory for free white people. They hated slavery, but not out of concern for the slaves themselves but because hated it because plantations took over their land and business.
Writing Activity Step 2: Write a letter as either a citizen living the southern United States (Confederacy) or the northern United States (Union) right before the Civil War discussing your feelings about some of the events and how you feel about war. You must write at least one page and your letter needs to include: Information about your character (you can be from the north, south, woman, man, slave, etc.) and tell us a little about your life and how the war might affect you. Use must mention at least three of the events in Step 1 and your feelings about them details from the example events; pretend you were there and how you felt about the events You must include your feelings about going to war- Are you in favor of it? Why or why not?