36 Rising Tensions Over Slavery to Abraham Lincoln in 1860 Hauger History for 8th Grade

February 17, 2017

Tensions are rising fast in the middle 1800's. Disagreements over states rights, slavery, economy, voting rights, and territory in Kansas are bringing debate, chaos, and violence to many lives. Containing the hotly contentious issue of slavery is becoming more difficult than ever. This 8th grade Social Studies podcast reviews these questions and more:

8th Grade Social Studies A Nation Breaking Apart Key Concepts and here is a study guide for you!

  1. What were the economies of the North and South based on between 1830-1850? (2) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Why did Southern States decide to secede from the Union? What was their justification for doing so? (2) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. What was the Compromise of 1850? What did it promise the North and South? (2) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. True / False: The Wilmot Proviso was never officially passed.
  5. True / False: The Fugitive Slave Act was enabled to protect free slaves who have escaped.
  6. True / False: The Dred Scott case ruled to preserve and protect Scott’s freedom as a citizen.
  7. What would you have done to preserve the Union? Would it have worked? (1) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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