Causes of the Civil War qr code Activity Station #1



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Causes of the Civil War QR Code Activity

Station #1:

a. According to the narrator, what were the true causes of the Civil War?

b. What action by the South led directly to the start of the Civil War?

Station #2

a. What was the “Great Compromise” from the Compromise of 1850?

b. What did it basically allow Southerners to do to any black person, whether they be in the North or South?

c. How many additional slaves did this “compromise” lead to the South getting?

d. Write 3 words that would express your opinion about this “compromise” if you were an abolitionist.

Station #3

a. When was the book published? ________

b. Who was the author? _________________________________________

c. What problem did the publisher of the book have?

d. Why was the book so successful? What did it get its readers to do regarding the issue of slavery?

e. Finish this sentence:

The author “tapped into” the ___________________ of her readers to get them to care about the issue of slavery.

Station #4

a. Who was Dred Scott?

b. Why was he suing someone in court?

c. What did the Supreme Court decide about slavery and Congress?

d. What did the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court say about blacks and their rights?

e. What did this potentially mean that slavery could do in this country?

Station #5:

a. Who is John Brown?

b. What is his goal?

c. What does he believe about himself?

d. What are some words that could be used to describe John Brown?

e. What does he attack in modern-day West Virginia? Why?

f. What must happen in order for his plan to work? Did it happen?

g. What eventually happens to Brown?

h. How is he viewed in the North and in the South?

Station #6

a. How did the South respond to Lincoln’s election? Why?

Station #7:



Use the following website to complete the following graphic organizer about the causes of the Civil War.

Station #8:

1. One student should sign-in to the account.

2. Complete the “Reading Challenges” for Chapters 19 and 20.

3. Use the following video to answer the questions that follow.

- You may need to confirm your station. Pick the Philadelphia station.



Illustrate the Concepts: Causes of the Civil War

Directions: Major concepts associated with background causes of the Civil War were described in the activity that you just experienced. On this sheet of paper you must illustrate 4 of the concept’s meaning and/or importance. There is space for additional notes. You can pick from the following topics: Great Compromise, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dred Scott Decision, John Brown’s Raid, Election of 1860.

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