In this unit, students will learn about causes of the Civil War that impacted sectionalism, including land compromises and the Dred Scott case. They will demonstrate their understanding of major causes of the Civil War but writing and presenting a persuasive speech from the point of view of a historical figure that answers the question: Is the United States justified in starting a civil war?
Hunt, Elizabeth A., "Sectionalism Before the Civil War: Justified or Not?" (2015). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 307.
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