School Improvement in Maryland

Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 4. Analyze the institution of slavery and its influence on societies in the United States

Objective a. Describe pro-slavery and anti-slavery positions and explain how debates over slavery influenced politics and sectionalism

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Students will write a newspaper editorial endorsing one of the major positions on the slavery issue. Be sure students refute other strategies in their editorial.

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