por Mike Kubic
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The Missouri CompromiseUSHistory.org
This informational text discusses the controversial decision to admit Missouri to the U.S. as a slave state, as well as the compromise enacted to keep the balance of free and slave states in Congress equal in the future.Pair “The Missouri Compromise” with “Causes of the American Civil War” and ask students to discuss the contentious relations between abolitionists and anti-abolitionists. How did the issue of slavery influence the formation and expansion of the United States? What effects did events such as the Missouri Compromise have on the United States and beginnings of the American Civil War?
Speech on SlaveryAbraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was well known for his opposition to slavery, believing that it went against the core principles of the nation's Founding Fathers. In this text, Lincoln contrasts slavery with its better counterpart, free labor, and aligns it with the necessity of equality in society.Pair “Speech on Slavery” with “Causes of the American Civil War” and ask students to discuss the historical figure of Lincoln. How does each text frame Lincoln’s disposition towards slavery? Do these two depictions contradict each other?
The Gettysburg AddressPresident Abraham Lincoln
"The Gettysburg Address" emphasizes the importance of continuing to fight for the American principles of liberty and equality.Pair “The Gettysburg Address” with “Causes of the American Civil War” and ask students to discuss the speech that restored “the dignity and generosity” of Northern and Southern relations. What is the tone of the speech? What does the speech seek to do? How does the historical background of the latter text contribute to their understanding of Lincoln’s speech?
This informational text describes how the Kansas-Nebraska Act led to an outbreak of violence over slavery preceding the Civil War.Pair “Bloody Kansas” with “Causes of the American Civil War” and ask students to explore how the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the attack on Senator Sumner heightened tensions and led to the American Civil War. How did these events combine with other events to lead the nation to war?
The Election of 1860USHistory.org
This information text describes the lead-up to and outcomes of the 1860 presidential election of Abraham Lincoln, which sparked the Civil War.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “The Election of 1860” and ask students to analyze the different causes of the American Civil War. By the time the election of 1860 took place, was there anything that could have been done to prevent war, or was war a foregone conclusion by that time?
The Battle of Bull Run: The End of IllusionsErnest B. Furgurson
In "The Battle of Bull Run: The End of Illusions," the First Battle of Bull Run is recounted, as well as its role in the disillusionment of the American people in the early stages of the American Civil War.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “The Battle of Bull Run: The End of Illusions” and ask students to discuss what factors led to the American Civil War. How does each text portray the reasons behind the civil war? How do they depict the relationship between the North and the South?
Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham LincolnMike Kubic
In "Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln," Mike Kubic discusses how two historic men worked to end slavery in the United States.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln” to provide students with additional information regarding the Civil War and end of slavery. Other than abolishing slavery, what reasons did Abraham Lincoln have for engaging in the Civil War?
O Captain! My Captain!Walt Whitman
A sailor grieves the loss of his captain in this poem that symbolizes the American experience of making it through the Civil War.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “O Captain! My Captain!” and asks students to discuss what elements of Kubic’s article are included in Whitman’s poem. Based on their reading Kubic’s summary of the causes of the war, what other aspects of the war could Whitman have symbolized in his poem? What symbols would students choose?
The Spanish Civil WarMike Kubic
In "The Spanish Civil War: A Prelude to WWII," Mike Kubic discusses the rising tensions in Spain between the Republican loyalists and the Falangist nationalists in 1936 that eventually erupted into a civil war.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “The Spanish Civil War: A Prelude to WWII” and ask students to compare how these civil wars were predicated, who participated, and how they proceeded. What do the differences between them illustrate about our different cultures, histories, or shared experiences? What do the similarities tell us about war and civil unrest?
United and Divided: How Religion Drove Politics in Pre-Modern EuropeShelby Ostergaard
In the informational text "United and Divided: How Religion Drove Politics in Pre-Modern Europe," Shelby Ostergaard explores the important role that religion has played in shaping Europe.Pair “Causes of the American Civil War” with “United and Divided: How Religion Drove Politics in Pre-Modern Europe” and ask students to discuss the causes of internal divisions in the two contexts. What role did religion play in both of these disputes? How did both America and Europe attempt to resolve disagreements?