From the end of the Mexican-American War until the War Between the States, slavery was a volatile issue, igniting a firestorm of emotions. This power point takes the student through each phase of the debate, culminating with the passage of the 13th Amendment.
This powerpoint presentation contains slides on the following: The Mexican American War; The Missouri Compromise of 1820; President James K. Polk; The Wilmot Proviso; Free Soil Party; Election of Zachary Taylor; California Gold Discovery; Debate over California's entry as a Free or Slave State; The Compromise of 1850; The Fugitive Slave Act; Defining Abolitionists; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Abraham Lincoln; The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863; and Ratification of the 13th Amendment.
Created by Glynn & Beverly Brown, it is fully illustrated (including many historical photos), animated, and includes 19 slides. It can used as an introduction, as well as during your teaching unit or as a review.
Its visual aspects will capture your students' attention, while its content will enable you to convey the conflict over slavery in the United States. In short, it is the perfect tool to introduce, teach, or review your unit on slavery in the United States.