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Events Leading to the Civil War Power Point Presentation (Print and Digital)

History Gal
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
65 slides, 7
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  1. All of my PowerPoint and Guided Notes sets for American 1 (U.S. History from Colonization through Reconstruction) are included in this bundle. They include both print and digital versions. What's included in each PowerPoint and Guided Notes set:*Editable PowerPoint presentation (most black text is e
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  2. The bundle contains all of my resources for the period leading to the Civil War. It includes (each of these may be purchased separately):Events Leading to the Civil War Power Point Presentation and student notes (digital version added May 2020)Compromise of 1850 Map Activity (digital version added N
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This 65 slide PowerPoint presentation on the events leading to Civil War begins with Nat Turner's Rebellion and ends with the attack on Ft. Sumter and includes the following topics:

- Nat Turner's Revolt

- Nullification Crisis

- Presidential Elections of 1848, 1852, 1856, 1860

- Henry Clay & Compromise of 1850

- Fugitive Slave Act

- Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Stephen Douglas & Kansas-Nebraska Act (including Bleeding Kansas & Lecompton Constitution)

- Establishment of Republican Party

- Caning of Senator Sumner

- Dred Scott

- Jon Brown's Raid

- Secession of Southern states and creation of Confederate States of America

- Attack on Ft. Sumter

What's included in the download:

*Editable PowerPoint presentation (65 slides, text is all editable, some graphics are not editable)

*Googles Slides presentation (65 slides), added March 2020

*PDF Guided Notes (7 pages, not editable)

*PDF Guided Notes key (7 pages, not editable)

*Editable Guided Notes (7 pages, created in PowerPoint without the fancy clip art and fonts)

*Fillable PDF Guided Notes (7 pages, not editable), added March 2020

*Google Slides version of Guided Notes (7 pages, not editable), added March 2020

**This zip file contains PDFs and PowerPoint files. Some of these files are editable, but even once edited, they are considered derivative works and are only for your personal classroom use and may not be shared without the purchase of additional licenses and may not be sold.**

***This resource is included in the following larger bundles:***

* Events Leading to the Civil War Bundle

* U.S. History to 1877 Bundle

* U.S. History Mega Bundle: Exploration to Present

This download contains files that may be printed and copied or used digitally. Use whichever version fit best with your class. The other version remain yours in case you ever need to use them (in case your school makes the jump to 1:1 classes sometime in the future or if you have a student whose IEP requires a hard copy of assignments instead of digital ones).

You may put the materials in this file on a LMS for STUDENT USE that RESTRICTS access like Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive, Edmodo, Blackboard, etc. where students are either invited via an email address or log in with a user name and password. IT MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO A CLASS WEBSITE UNLESS THE SITE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH A LOGIN AND PASSWORD AND IT MAY NOT BE USED IN A COURSE ON OUTSCHOOL OR ANY SIMILAR PLATFORMS/MARKETPLACES.

Questions? Email me at andrea@musingsofahistorygal.com.


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Total Pages
65 slides, 7
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.


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