Unit 5 (1844-1877): The Road to the Civil War

  • Unit 5: (1848-1877) The Road to the Civil War


    Unit 5 Key Concepts (Period: 1848-1877): 

    Key Concept 5.1 — The United States became more connected with the world, pursued an expansionist foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere, and emerged as the destination for many migrants from other countries.


    Key Concept 5.2 — Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.


    Key Concept 5.3 — The Union victory in the Civil War and the contested reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights.


    Chapters in Text: 16-22



    Quarterly Assessments:



    1. In Class Test: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Qs (~50 points)
    2. Take Home Test (~35 points)
    3. DBQ Essay Question on the Antebellum Period


    1. APPARTS-Slavery: Primary Sources 1 & 2 (20 points)
    2. Six Degrees of Separation Assignment (10 points)


    1. (Optional) APPARTS on Susan B. Anthony Speech Primary Source

    **Extra Credit: 

    1. Revisions on In-Class Test & Essay (Average of revision and original scores on In Class and DBQ Essay)
    2. Completion of the Extra Credit Template (see General Info and Materials tab of website)for the Unit Key Concepts (Up to 10 percentage points added onto your Essay/Project/or Presentation Unit Assessment Grade.  In the event that the unit does not have an Essay/Project/or Presentation portion, the extra credit will be applied to the In-Class Test for that Unit.)  


    Primary Sources: See photocopied packet


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    docx Chapter 20 Outline (DOCX 108 KB)


    doc Chapter 21 Outline/Notes (DOC 43 KB)


    docx Chapter 22 Outline (DOCX 129 KB)