Texas History students read Texas' intents to secede from the Union and analyze by answering 15 questions and completing one of two creative tasks. They can also complete a vocabulary task, a point of view task, a summary task, and more! There are 5 suggested ways students can complete this activity on the teacher information page. The answers are included where appropriate and this could work for a sub! See the preview for a closer look!
Sample questions include:
--Explain how Texas perceived the purpose of achieving Manifest Destiny.
--In what ways has the Federal government sold Texas short (according to the document’s authors)?
--Why have sectional parties formed and what did the Northern sect demand?
--Discuss the effect on Texas and other slave states from the actions Northern states took during elections (at the ballot box).
--How do the Texans explain/defend why their point of view is the “right” one?
--Did Texas make a good enough case to justify secession, why or why not? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer either way.
You might be interested in some related resources:
Texas During the Civil War and Reconstruction BUNDLE
Texas History from Secession to the Cold War BUNDLE
Texas Primary Source Analysis Bundle
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