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The Compromise of 1850

The Compromise of 1850
Product Description
Compromise of 1850.

Lesson 5 of the Slavery and a Dividing Nation Unit: Events that led to the Civil War.

This engaging and visually appealing 25-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures. It’s an excellent way to teach about The Compromise of 1850.

NOTE: This slide presentation is a PowerPoint document. The text in the PowerPoint presentation can be altered, as can the order of the slides, transitions between slides, and animation of bullet points. The photos and proprietary fonts (in the titles and backgrounds) have been “digitally flattened” and are NOT ALTERABLE. This protects against copyright violation.

Overarching Question for this PowerPoint presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
- What were the results of the Compromise of 1850?

This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Why California is a problem when it asks to be admitted into the Union
- Examining why it was so important in Congress to maintain a balance of free and slave states
- Henry Clay and John Calhoun and their differing ideas about slavery
- The five areas of the Compromise of 1850
- Slave Codes and their impact on the slave population
- The Fugitive Slave Law and its impact on northerners

Key words include:
Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Civil War

This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: A Dividing Nation: Events that led to the American Civil War. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately.

Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation and three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included! Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:

Lesson 1: Northern Industry v Cotton Kingdom
Lesson 2: Nat Turner Slave Codes
Lesson 3: Reformers and the Underground Railroad
Lesson 4: Missouri Compromise
Lesson 5: Compromise of 1850
Lesson 6: Kansas Nebraska Act Bleeding Kansas
Lesson 7: Dred Scott Decision
Lesson 8: Lincoln Douglas Debates
Lesson 9: Fort Sumter Southern Secession
UNIT: Slavery and a Dividing Nation

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Total Pages
25 slide pdf presentation 3-page graphic organizer
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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