Answer the following prompts from Zinn and Johnson using multiple complete sentences that demonstrate depth and understanding of the reading assigned and be sure to support each answer with evidence and analysis. Howard Zinn: Chapter 9
Answer the following prompts from Zinn and Johnson using multiple complete sentences that demonstrate depth and understanding of the reading assigned and be sure to support each answer with evidence and analysis.
Howard Zinn: Chapter 9
Discuss the economic reasons behind the U.S. government supporting slavery.
Examine the instances of slave rebellions. Were there many rebellions? Who was involved? How were rebellions or the prospect of rebellions dealt with?
Name some of the people involved with helping the resistance to slavery and discuss the importance of their actions.
Examine how Lincoln was the perfect person for this time period to deal with the important issue of slavery.
Outline the issue of states’ rights during this time period and how Lincoln played with sides when campaigning regarding slavery.
Discuss the reasons behind the Civil War and how Lincoln and his actions played a role.
Describe the role of black women during this time period and their contributions to the war and the post-war South.
Examine how the Emancipation Proclamation only freed many slaves in name and in many cases led to Serfdom within the South.
Analyze this quote from Zinn: “The American government had set out to fight the slave states in 1861, not to end slavery.” P. 198.
Discuss how public works projects and the subsequent funding for these projects was vastly different in the North and South and how these differences shaped each region, post Civil War.
Paul Johnson: 431-434 & 450-474
Discuss what Johnson describes as the “weaknesses” of the South during the slave trade and leading up to the Civil War.