Unformatted text preview: NAME: DATE: Task 1 The Emancipation Proclamation
One of the most important events that occurred during the Civil War was the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. For this task, you will read and analyze the Emancipation Proclamation. After reading the document, answer the following questions: Part A
Consider the historical context of the Emancipation Proclamation. When did President Lincoln sign and issue this document and at what stage of the Civil War? Did the document have any real impact? ANSWER: President Lincoln signed and issued this document after the war on January 1st 1863. This document did capture the hearts and immigration of millions of Americans and fundamentally transformed the character of war. Part B
How does the document define the areas where slaves were to be freed? ANSWER: The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free.” All slaves were to be freed throughout the United States of America. Part C
What specific language in the document indicates that the freeing of slaves is partly for military reasons? ANSWER: The Emancipation, it didn't immediately free the slaves. SO, When the Civil War started in 1861-1865, Lincoln had prioritized the union over his freeing of the slaves. In 1862, thousands of slaves fled the south and rebellious states to join the Northern Army. When slaves joined the northern army in the free northern states, they became a free man and had quarters to live in. Lincoln was then convinced that what he had done in previous years had turned into a military strategy. Part D
What specific language in the document indicates that the freeing of slaves is for moral reasons? ANSWER: The specific language in the document that indicated the freeing of slaves is for moral reasons is “It added moral force to the Union cause and strengthened the Union both militarily and politically. As a milestone along the road to slavery’s final destruction, the Emancipation Proclamation has assumed a place among the great documents of human freedom.” Part E What surprises you about the text? ANSWER: What surprises me about the text is that the slaves weren’t completely free. Part F
If you could pick one sentence from the Emancipation Proclamation that best characterizes the document, what would it be? Explain your choice. ANSWER: If I could pick one sentence from the Emancipation Proclamation that best characterizes the document it would be “that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are henceforward shall be free.” Task 2
Events Fueling the Civil War
Consider the events that led to the Civil War and fueled the bitterness between the North and South before and during
Take notes on all the historical events listed in the table below. Use your prior knowledge, the lesson material, or
additional research to describe each event.
Be sure to explain how each event added to the tensions between North and South. Not all events have been mentioned
in the tutorial, but information can be easily found about these major events at a library or on the Internet.
Date and Importance Event Missouri Compromise Effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the Texas annexation December 29, 1845. Led to war with Mexico. request of Missouri. March 3, 1820. Mexican-American War April 25, 1846-February 2, 1848. United States annexation of Texas and the Wilmot Proviso The Wilmot Proviso of 1846 was the proposition for an American law that would ban California’s petition for
Statehood Compromise of 1850
Dred Scott decision Americans desire for other Mexican territories including California. slavery in any new territory acquired from Mexico during the Mexican War. Californians sought statehood after a debate in the US Congress arising out of the
slavery issue. California then entered the Union as a free non slavery state by the
Compromise of 1850. September 9, 1850 Attempt to seek a compromise between North and South. The Fugitive Slave Act was
amended and the slave trade in Washington was abolished. January 29, 1850. May 30, 1854. Allowed people in territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for
themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. 1855-1861 fought between proslavery and antislavery for control of the new territory
of kansas under the doctrine. 1857, affirming the right of slave owners to take their slaves into Western territories. Lincoln-Douglas debates August 21, 1858-October 15, 1858 series of discussions held between Lincoln and Harper’s Ferry raid October 16, 1859 - October 18, 1859 John Brown initiate an armed slave revolt by Lincoln’s election November 6, 1860. Served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the Civil Emancipation Proclamation Douglas. taking over a US arsenal.
War. September 22, 1862 - January 1, 1863 Led the way to complete abolition of slavery in
the US. Part B
Since the end of the Civil War in 1865, different historians have held various opinions about caused the Civil War.
Slavery, states’ rights, and regional economics are all disputed causes. What do you think caused the Civil War? Write a three- to four-paragraph essay opinion piece that
explains your ideas. Use the events and your notes from the table above to support your opinion. You may also reference other events that
took place during or after the Civil War to support your ideas.
When developing your argument, keep the following factors in mind:
● Your opinion and argument should be well supported by your notes and any other research you have
done. It should also focus on specific issues relating to the causes of the Civil War.
If you need additional guidance, many writing resources are available to help you create a strong thesis
statement Using the author date system, make sure you provide parenthetical, in-text citations for any information you use
from outside sources. When you finish writing, reread to check for the points above, and then proofread it to sure
your work doesn’t contain errors in grammar or spelling. When you are done, submit your notes, if any, and final
essay using the drop box.
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I think he civil war was caused by unfair tariffs, as seen when Andrew Jackson was in office, and South Carolina seceded
from the U.S., because of said tariffs. Also another main cause was slavery. However, I think it was mainly slavery that caused
the Civil War.
If both North and South agreed with each other a war would not have occurred. Although, I support the North because the
North wanted to completely abolish slavery while South didn’t. A war did help solve the sole arguments whether if they should
abolish slavery or not.
Even though South did not win, they were not correct in wanting to keep the slaves because they were too lazy to do anything.
This proves that the South was promoting laziness, and they were promoting to keep the slaves because they did not care about
their human rights as an equal person. ...
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