This is a PowerPoint to be used in conjunction with a Smart Board, and your notes, and as many social studies teachers do, a student notebook. I have my students do very specific activities and assessments throughout their notebooks during my PowerPoint's to scaffold early material in the unit - that work is attached here, including a Make & Break activity on King Cotton (Instructions included) an Primary Source newspaper article on the Butler Plantation slave auction with a Pre-AP / AP SOAPS+Claim strategy (Instructions Included) and a short fill in the blank graphic organizer to see how the US Gov/"North" is going to win every time. Almost all images are from the Library of Congress. Highlighted words (Gold) are the definitions I have my students write down on their vocab sheets (Included for your editing. This PowerPoint goes along, side-by-side, very well with Chapters 9 and 10 of Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States - for those who use it as your text, as I do, with my 8th grade US History students.