Compromises and Decisions on the Slavery Issue


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Q & A Flipbook

Title: “Compromises on the Slavery Issue”

Materials:
Copies of questions, scissors, construction paper, colored pencils or markers

An activity of this type can be found in: Hands-On History by Michael Gravois

Creating a Flipbook
1.
Pass out the flipbook question sheet pictured below (A full-sized sheet is included which can be used or recreated).
2.
Have students cut along each horizontal line (stopping at the vertical line on the left side) to create five loose horizontal strips.
3.
Then have students glue the left side of the strips on to a sheet of construction paper. Students may wish to decorate or color the borders, stars etc.
4.
Have the students write a title across the top of the construction paper. Then have them write the answer to each question under its strip by doing research from the textbook.


1
What was the Missouri Compromise? Who
proposed it? Where was slavery allowed under it?
2
What was the Wilmot Proviso? Why didn’t it work?
3
What were the four parts of the Compromise of 1850?
4
What was the Kansas-Nebraska Act? Who proposed it? How would the issue of slavery be decided in these territories?
5
What was decided in the Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court Case?
6
What was Abraham Lincoln trying to say in his “House Divided speech?

Questions for this Activity

  • What was the Missouri Compromise? Who proposed it? Where was slavery allowed under it?
  • What was the Wilmot Proviso? Why didn’t it work?
  • What were the four parts of the Compromise of 1850?
  • What was the Kansas-Nebraska Act? Who proposed it? How would the issue of slavery be decided in these territories?
  • What was decided in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case?
  • What was Abraham Lincoln trying to say in his “House Divided” speech?

Compromises and Decisions on the Slavery Issue


California Social Science Standards:

8.9.5 Analyze the significance of the States’ Rights Doctrine, the Missouri Compromise (1820), the Wilmot Proviso (1846), the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay’s role in the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision (1857), and the Lincoln-Douglass Debates.

8.10.4 Discuss Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and his significant writings and speeches and their relationship to the declaration of Independence, such as his “House Divided” speech (1858).