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Cross Currents 

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Cross Currents 

#41    Conflict          ch 13

Bleeding Kansas  & Election of 1852 - 56 - 60


Watch President Pierce 6 min video and the election of 1852:

Last Update: November 2, 2016

OK PASS Objectives

 

In 1854, the Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed settlers in those states to vote on the slavery question.

called popular sovereignty

As a result, Kansas and Nebraska became the sites of violent clashes between antislavery and pro slavery groups.

Pro-slavery groups sack and burn Lawrence Ks.

Abolitionists John Brown massacres 5 at Pottawatomie Creek

Watch Bleeding Kansas 8 min video

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War/ Reconstruction era.

2. Trace the events leading to secession and war (e.g.,

the Kansas-Nebraska Act,

“Bleeding Kansas,”

 

Watch Uncle Tom's Cabin 2 min video

John Brown then attacks the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

 

In opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Republican Party is organized in 1854 as a party to stop the spread of slavery.  A young Abraham Lincoln enters politics as a Republican.

 

 

OK PASS Objectives
Content Standard 1:

3. Identify political and military leaders of the war (e.g., Abraham Lincoln

 

 

John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry,

Know-Nothings Party     was a nativist (racist) American political movement of the 1840s and 1850s. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by Irish Catholic immigrants, who were often regarded as hostile to U.S. values and controlled by the Pope in Rome. Eventually becomes the American Party. The origin of the "Know Nothing" term was in the semi-secret organization of the party. When a member was asked about its activities, he was supposed to reply, "I know nothing".

Watch New Political Parties 2min video

Content Standard 2: The student will analyze the impact of immigration,

1. Analyze the impact of immigration, migration
A. Analyze immigration, including the reasons for immigration, employment, settlement patterns, and contributions of various immigrant, cultural, and ethnic groups (e.g., Irish
B. Examine ethnic conflict and discrimination.

Election of 1856


Watch the video on President Buchanan and the election of 1856:

 Questions: Why was President Buchanan maligned as the worst President of the U.S.? seen as a supporter of the south and hater of the north, gay?  he didn't stop South Carolina from seceding from the Union.

 

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes of the Civil War

Pres Buchanan's failure to preserve the Union.

Dred Scott Case

Read p 273-275  How did Judge Taney rule in The Dred Scott Case?

1. Dred Scott was the property of owner  2.  Supreme Court also recognized slavery as valid institution, 3.  Court declared the Missouri Compromise which barred slavery north of the 36 30 was unconstitutional    More on the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise

1st SC decision in 54 yrs to overturn an act of Congress since Marbury v. Madison.   Seen as the worst decision in the history of the Supreme Court

 Watch Dred Scott 4 min video: or Watch Dred Scott 7 min video

What did we learn today?

Analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War ?


How did Judge Taney rule in the Dred Scott Case?

 

 

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War/ Reconstruction era.


2. Trace the events leading to secession and war (e.g.,

the Dred Scott case,