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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 c. Explain why the 1860 election led to the secession of the southern states

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Maps and statistics related to the outcome of the election of 1860.
Series of political cartoons related to the 1860 election.
Lesson about the election of 1860.
Webpage that provides links to the four party platforms of the election of 1860.
Text of the “Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union”
Lincoln’s campaign speech in Cincinnati, Ohio in September 1859, in which he lays out his position on slavery. Paragraph 71 provides a good summary of his views.
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