“The Secession Crisis”
Two primary source excerpts connected to the secession crisis of 1860-1861 (South Carolina Declaration of Causes and Secession & Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address). Followed by 7 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion. Works well as an in-class activity or as a homework assignment.
This activity is one part of a larger worksheet on secession linked below
Secession and Civil War Bundle - US History Common Core
I also offer several other worksheets on the Civil War and Reconstruction
The Road to the Civil War Bundle - 1850s America - US History Common Core
The Civil War - The Home Front Bundle - US History/APUSH Common Core
Presidential Reconstruction worksheet - Civil War - US History Common Core
Congressional/Radical Reconstruction worksheet - US History Common Core
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