Selected Primary Source documents from U.S. History (1844-1877). This packet works with Unit 5 in the new AP U.S. History curriculum. The file has been designed so that there are large margins on each page to allow for student annotation of documents. Documents will work for students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
PDF is 15 pages in length, and most of the sources have been edited for student use.
Dred Scott v. Stanford
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Excerpt from Uncle Tom’s Cabin
John Brown Defends His Raid, 1859
Sullivan Ballou Letter (1861)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address (1863)
Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamations of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8th, 1863
Thaddeus Stevens, Black Suffrage and Land Redistribution (1867)