Us history- acc mrs. Heidmann Lap 1 Fall 2014 The Sectionalism, Compromise, and the Road to War


Video: Sign up to watch “The Cause: 1861” video in Open Lab and complete the worksheet. 3 pts Primary Sources: A)



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Video: Sign up to watch “The Cause: 1861” video in Open Lab and complete the worksheet. 3 pts

Primary Sources: A) Read the “What Caused Secession” (DBQ 10) readings on Weebly and answer the questions on loose- leaf. 3 pts 6 pts total for both
B) Use the three or more documents to answer the Part B question in a paragraph (academic, 10-12+).
Primary Documents: Complete the “Slavery and Women’s Rights” packet. Readings on Weebly. 3 pts

(Do not answer the questions on each of the readings. Instead, use the page of questions attached.)



Primary Sources: In the 1930’s, the WPA collected hundreds of slave narratives from aging freedmen who had experienced slavery in their youth. Search: WPA and slave narratives. Find at least two,

take notes on each (5 or more main ideas) and then write a paragraph (10-12+) comparing three or more elements of their experiences. Turn in copies of their narratives with your paragraph and notes. 4 pts



Class Objectives and Calendar of Due Dates

Meetings 1: Introduction to the course- Syllabus and Lap 1

Distribute ACC/ 1818 information A A
Meeting 2: Describe attitudes towards slavery from the Constitution, state governments, and Congress

Debate any mistakes made by the Founders and early Congressmen through the 1820s


Practice using and interpreting historical documents
Activity 1 B B
Meeting 3: Discuss the relationship between slavery and growing sectional problems
Explain how Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War led to increased debates about slavery

Practice interpreting historical documents and using them to create historical arguments

Activity 2 D D

Meeting 4: Explain ways Congress responded to Manifest Destiny and the expansion of the US


Explain the role of the Gold Rush in California’s plans for statehood, and slavery’s role in it

Explain whether the Compromise of 1850’s attempts to solve the problems of its day were successful

Activity 3 E G
Meeting 5: Discuss the causes, goals and effects of the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Practice using and interpreting historical documents

Quiz, with a map of the US G F
Meeting 6: Identify Stephen Douglas, the issue of popular sovereignty, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Discuss Bleeding Kansas and the constitutional battles for Kansas statehood

Discuss the issues of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and its impact
Explain whether the Douglas’s attempts to solve the problems of his day were successful

Activity 4 K H


Meeting 7: Explain how the Scott v. Sandford (1857) decision impacted attitudes toward slavery

Explain whether the Taney’s attempts to solve the problems of his day were successful

Explain whether the Brown’s attempts to solve the problems of his day were successful

Explain the main platforms of the national parties in the election of 1860

Practice working with/ analyzing primary sources and political cartoons

Activity 5 A A


Meeting 8: Analyze the experiences of Fredrick Douglass as an example of the slave experience

Activity 6 BOOK DISCUSSION B C


Test in Testing Center by E Day, September 8th


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