Lesson Three: How Did Conflict Over Laws Contribute to Civil War?

Lesson Plan:

In this inquiry lesson, students use timelines and historical sources to examine legal and cultural conflicts between the Northern and Southern states as well as between the states and the federal government. Students then use the information they gain to answer the question: What are the legal and cultural conflicts that led to civil war?

Teacher Resources:

3A: Slavery Timeline

3B: Anthony Burns Story

3C: Excerpts of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution


3.1: On the Slavery Question

3.2: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

3.3: Cornerstone Speech

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