This DBQ explores the different justifications and arguments used by southern leaders and writers during the secession of the Confederate states at the start of the Civil War. Included in the file are instruction sheets and organizers as well as a range of primary sources dealing with the following topics:
- The economic importance of slavery to the south.
- Prejudice against African-Americans.
- The impact on southern society (slaveholders and non-slaveholders)
I also have a complete unit available on the history of the Civil War available here: