1 carefully selected paragraph from Jefferson Davis' inaugural speech.
I used this to help students prepare for the US history EOC, which as a lot of reading of excerpts.
The paper is made so that there are multiple copies of the reading on one piece of paper. Save that printer money! (And the trees :] )
This is paired with my Civil War Powerpoint, and goes along with the last slides.
You can easily make this into any sort of assignment you want. The quote I selected does an excellent job of explaining the Southern point of view of the Civil War. Very interesting for higher level students, and challenging for lower readers.