You are going to create a foldable that list Causes of the Civil War. You will use the internet sites listed below along with your textbook to gather information about each event. For each event you must write a few sentences that summarize each event, and also explain how these events contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
You will create a 5 flap organizer. On the top of each flap you will write your summary. On the bottom flap you will explain the significance of each event to the Civil War.
On the top of each flap, you will write the name of each event, and the year in which each occurred.
Use the example on the board to help you set up your foldable.
The Compromise of 1850
Before the Civil War, there were three arguments to frustrate the North and the South, causing them to become enemies. One of these arguments ended in a Compromise of 1850.
Harriet Beecher Stowe revolted against the Fugitive Slave Law and wrote a book about the true story. Under the Fugitive Slave Law, a free African American slave could be captured and sold into slavery again.
Dred Scott was a slave who moved with his owner to a free territory. When his owner died, the owner's wife took over and Dred did not like her. She wanted to sell his family, so he started a lawsuit to try to gain his freedom.
John Brown befriended a slave boy when he was young and didn't like the way the slaves were treated. He became an abolitionist and helped free many slaves on the Underground Railroad. Here's the story of how he cooked up a plan to attack the U.S. Federal Arsenal in Virginia to get guns for the freed slaves.