Lecompton Constitution: Students analyze the debate over Kansas! Civil War! Google 1:1 Compatible!
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In this highly engaging resource, students analyze the debate over Kansas becoming a slave or free state in the buildup to Civil War (and a precursor to Bleeding Kansas).
Students learn about the Lecompton Constitution that nearly admitted Kansas as a slave state, its fate, and how its controversy further split the nation. Students complete an introductory reading on the Lecompton Constitution that can serve as an all-inclusive assignment if time is limited. Then, students analyze text from the document and complete a Common Core focused analytical worksheet. Finally, students complete an engaging writing assignment that serves as the final assessment of this activity (a modified version is included to help lower-level students).
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This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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Be sure to check out my other resources concerning sectionalism and the march toward Civil War:
The Sumner Caning: One Step Closer to Civil War! Engaging & Interactive!
The Webster-Hayne Senate Debate! Students analyze the Beginnings of Civil War!
Kansas and Nebraska Act & the beginnings of Lincoln Douglas Debates! Engaging!
Lecompton Constitution: Students analyze the debate over Kansas! Civil War!
John Brown: Hero or Criminal? Investigate John Brown's Legacy! Civil War!
Dred Scott Decision! The Argument, Ruling, Reaction, & Civil War! Common Core!
Sectionalism and The Irreconcilable Period Quiz! Buildup to Civil War! 1850s!
Nat Turner's Rebellion! A Student Webquest: Should Turner Be Remembered?