School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 5. Analyze factors affecting the outcome of the Civil War

Objective a. Analyze government policies regarding slavery, such as the three-fifths clause, the Missouri Compromise (1820) and the Compromise of 1850

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Interactive map illustrating the results of the Missouri Compromise.
Text of the Missouri Compromise.
Primary Documents related to the Compromise of 1850, including speeches by Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun
PBS-sponsored Web site on the Compromise of 1850
Library of Congress guide to primary sources related to the Compromise of 1850
Our Documents site devoted to Compromise of 1850
Digital History overview of the Compromise of 1850
Resources for Objective 5.C.5.a:
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