5.5 Evaluate each candidate in the campaign of 1860 and analyze how that campaign reflected the sectional turmoil of the country.
This powerpoint covers the Election of 1860 and the creation of the Confederate States of America. The standard requires that the students analyze this election and the split that was created due to the election outcome. In order to accomplish this aspect of the standard the students must use the provided resources (in class textbooks, websites embedded in powerpoint, and videos) to write a "Letter to the Editor". The newspaper Template had been created for you, you can choose to upload into a commonly used classroom computer program or print them for the students to write on directly.