#1 Civil War ERa Reading Guide
#2 Essential Questions
Answer the essential Questions located on the Capacity Matrix
#3 Idea comparison
Compare and contrast the views of Calhoun, Clay, Webster on what the union is and who the union actually is.
#4 Analysis of uncle tom's cabin and John brown's raid
#5 Document analysis of the following speeches from Lincoln, paying close attention to his consistent references back to the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the country.
#6 In class Philosophical Chairs: Was the Civil War inevitable, or could it have easily been avoided?
#7 Historical analysis of the causes of the Civil War: Create a timeline of events that led to the point of no return. Who were the main people involved and which side were they on and why? Which side would you have been on?
#8 Is secession legal or illegal senate speech presented in class
#9 Take home free response Essay on Lincoln's Presidency
Analyze the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln compared to his predecessors. What did he do so differently? Was he more successful than the previous 3? How did his cabinet differ from the previous 15 Presidents? Was he a successful President?
#10 Document analysis of the Reconstruction amendments
#11 IN depth analysis on why Lincoln was assassinated, and the effect it actually had on the country
#12 Analysis of ex-slaves lives post Civil War
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