Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity

Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification Digital Activity
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Sectionalism.

The Missouri Compromise.

The Nullification Crisis.

The Compromise of 1850.

Do you want to make your class completely PAPERLESS? This activity has got it all!

This "Sectionalism: Compromise and Nullification" Digital Activity includes:

1) An in-depth study of sectionalism, regional rivalry, and political and social conflict over slavery in mid-19th century America. Students will begin by defining sectionalism and describing the stances of Northern states and Southern states toward issues that divided the country and fueled regional rivalry, including state sovereignty and the spread of slavery into new territories. Then, your class will examine the Missouri Compromise. Students will use a key and a map of the United States provided to identify slaves states, free states, and the 36º30' Line, and then explain the main goal of the compromise and how both sides would have been satisfied by the legislation. Next, your students will investigate the concept of nullification and the Nullification Crisis. You class will define nullification, identify how it was used in the early years of the country, and then read the words of the 10th Amendment and theorize whether states had the authority to exercise nullification in regards to federal law. Students will then compare the two great orators of the era -- John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster -- and describe their thoughts on nullification, as well as state sovereignty and federal supremacy. Then, your students will examine how the Annexation of Texas, the War with Mexico, the Wilmot Proviso, and the question of California statehood intensified the rivalry between North and South through the issue of slavery. Lastly, your class will examine the Compromise of 1850. Your students will use a key and a map of the United States provided to identify slaves states, free states, and the territories that would vote for themselves on the issue of slavery. Then they'll list what both sides got out of the compromise.

The great thing about this activity is that it gives you many different ways to use it. You can have the students work individually on the activity or they can discuss in pairs. You can set it up as a class discussion or debate or have students walk around the room discussing the subject matter. The options for this activity are endless.

2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.

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