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Analyzing the Causes of the Civil War Prompt: Evaluate the relative importance of the causes of the Civil War “SPY” the documents using the info below. Analyze the following people, events, and ideas regarding the cause of the Civil War. Using the video links and/or primary and secondary sources, choose 5 of the people, events, or ideas that you believe had the greatest impact on secession and the civil war. Defend your choice and be prepared to discuss in class. How to S . P . Y S ummarize : what does this document have to say about the topic of the prompt? P rompt : If this was the only document in a DBQ, how could you use it to support your answer to the promp Wh Y was this written? : Analyze! To whom was this written? For what purpose? What action did the author want the reader to take? . 1) Constitutional Compromises Heimler: Constitutional Convention During Constitutional Convention Debates: Mr. [Charles C.] Pinckney [of S.C.]: South Carolina can never receive the plan if it prohibits the slave trade. In every proposed extension of the powers of Congress, that state has expressly and watchfully excepted that of meddling with the importation of Negroes. If the states be all left at liberty on this subject, South Carolina may perhaps, by degrees, do of herself what is wished, as Virginia and Maryland already have done .... declared it to be his firm opinion that if himself and all his colleagues were to sign the Constitution, and use their personal influence, it would be of no avail towards obtaining the assent of their constituents [to a slave-trade prohibition]. South Carolina and Georgia cannot do without slaves. As to Virginia, she will gain by stopping the importations. Her slaves will rise in value, and she has more than she wants. It would be unequal to require South Carolina and Georgia to confederate on such unequal terms .... He contended that the importation of slaves would be for the interest of the whole Union. The more slaves, the more produce to employ the carrying trade; the more consumption also; and the more of this, the more revenue for the common treasury. He admitted it to be reasonable that slaves should be dutied like other imports; but should consider a rejection of the clause as an exclusion of South Carolina from the Union. Max Farrand, ed., The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (1911), 364-5, 369-72 Max Farrand, ed., The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 Summarize: The S.C wanted to be able to keep slaves and believed that they were a very important and that they would eventually leave the Union if there weren’t any more slaves. Prompt: It began to show that many states were starting to think about leaving the Union and began to have more power. Why: This was written to explain the reasons why South Carolina wanted to leave the Union.
2) End of the International Slave Trade I think few people really think very much about this particular anniversary because the abolition of the slave trade didn't seemed to have any particular effect on the abolition of slavery. In the British Empire,

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