School Improvement in Maryland

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Have students write a script for an informal conversation between Calhoun, Clay, and Webster over the Missouri Compromise or the Compromise of 1850. Be sure in the conversation the students can connect each leader’s position to regional identity.


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