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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 b. Analyze the ideological breakdown that resulted from different events and issues, such as Virginia-Kentucky resolutions, the Hartford Convention, nullification/states' rights, political party division, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown raids

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http://www.constitution.org/cons/virg1798.htm
Virginia Resolutions of 1798.
http://www.constitution.org/cons/kent1798.htm
Kentucky Resolutions of 1798.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/hartconv.asp
Hartford Convention’s resolutions and proposed amendments to the Constitution.
http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/ct1763_1818/hartconv.htm
Brief article summarizing the Hartford Convention.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=639
Article on growing sectional tensions during the Jacksonian era and the Nullification Crisis
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=62
1832 proclamation by Jackson about the Nullification Crisis
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=63
1832 speech by Governor Robert Hayne that presents South Carolina’s view of the Nullification Crisis
http://www.constitution.org/hwdebate/hwdebate.htm
Extensive site on the Webster-Hayne debates over nullification, including the full text and paraphrases of the speeches.
http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/chart.fed.pdf
Clear, concise chart that outlines the positions of the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans on major issues.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933t.html
Excerpts from the Dred Scott case decision.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html
Series of primary source documents related to the Dred Scott decision.
http://history.furman.edu/benson/docs/dsmenu.htm
Northern and Southern newspaper articles reacting to the Dred Scott decision.
http://history.furman.edu/benson/docs/jbmenu.htm
Northern and Southern newspaper articles reacting to the John Brown raid on Harper’s Ferry.
http://www.wvculture.org/History/jnobrown.html
Summary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry.
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