The Cornerstone Speech is one of the most important documents to come out of the American Civil War, and this close read helps students understand its significance!
Through reading and questioning, students will be able to better identify the causes of the Civil War, chiefly the impact of slavery and the divide it was creating between North and South.
This worksheet can be used as homework, as a classwork assignment or as part of a larger test.
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