Missouri Compromise Teacher Resources
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Causes of the Civil War: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and Kansas Nebraska Act
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act contribute to the growing tensions that led to the Civil war? To better understand the events that led to the Civil War, young historians engage in a...
An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Nullification Crisis
8th - 12th
Learners analyze an interactive map of the Missouri Compromise to identify the regions and their relation to slavery. In this pre-civil war era instructional activity, students read primary source documents and research online to answer...
Daily Assignment Questions: Division and Reunion/ Slavery Divides a Nation
7th - 9th
The period of slavery and division in the United States is the topic of this lecture guide. Learners will answer each of the 32 questions as they view a slide show or lecture on the Free Soil Party, Fugitive Slave Act, Missouri...
The Brief American Pageant: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism
9th - 11th
Use this series of bright, informative maps to illustrate important events of America's infancy. Detailing the Missouri Compromise, the Battle of New Orleans, and the Presidential Election of 1812, this presentation would be a good...
To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the...
To Compromise or Not to Compromise: The Missouri Question
4th - 8th
Students evaluate the fairness of the Missouri Compromise. They read the Missouri Compromise and discuss how it reflected the North-South, anti-slavery and pro-slavery division in the country. They work in groups to debate the Missouri...