Causes of the Civil War Debate

Causes of the Civil War Debate
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What were the most important causes of the U.S. Civil War that began in 1861?
Students are broken into four groups to debate the causes of the Civil War: Bleeding Kansas, John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry Raid), Dred Scott Decision, and the Election of 1860.

Lesson Includes:
- Four Readings on Bleeding Kansas, John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry Raid), Dred Scott Decision, and the Election of 1860.
- Graphic Organizer to prepare for debate: What is your Claim, Summarize Event, Arguments, & Supporting Evidence.
- Graphic Organizer to fill in during presentations: Description & Results/Effects
- Writing Assignment to help students evaluate the most important causes of the Civil War.
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7 Pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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