Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer

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                                      Causes of the Civil War
                              Graphic Organizer Project

You have studied the major events that caused a separation between the northern and
southern, free and slave states between the years 1820 and 1860. These events fueled the
Union’s demise and led to the outbreak of the Civil War. Each of them is significant to
the developing sense of sectionalism between the north and south.

You will create a graphic organizer the represents the 6 major events or concepts, which
contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. For each of the events you must do 2 things:

   1. Write a paragraph that explains the significance of the event or concept and how it
      caused a conflict between the free states and slave states.

   2. Draw a picture that illustrates your opinion of the how the event was bad for the
      relationship between the free and slave states. You can draw your picture from the
      point-of-view of a northerner or a southerner.


                                         Events

I. The Missouri Compromise 1820

II. The Anti-Slavery Movement 1830s

III. The Underground Railroad 1840s/50s

IV. The Compromise of 1850

V. The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854

VI. The Election of 1860
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                                                   RUBRIC

Each of your 6 events or concepts will be graded on a scale of 0 to 5 points. You will be
graded on both of the aspects listed above (your illustration and your description).

Description                                                  Illustration

4/5- Describes the significance of the event to              4/5- Picture illustrates a clear opinion of the
the conflict between free and slaves states as a             relationship between free and slave states in
cause of the Civil War in detail in 4-5 sentences.           detail from a northern or southern point-of-view
                                                             and is represented in color.
2/3- Gives a basic description of the
significance event to the conflict between free
                                                             2/3- Picture illustrates the event with no opinion
and slaves states as a cause of the Civil War with           of the relationship between free and slave states
some detail in 2-3 sentences.                                in detail from a northern or southern point-of-
                                                             view and uses no color.
0/1- Gives a minimal or no description at all of
the significance of the event to the conflict
                                                             0/1- Picture is incomplete or no illustration at
between free and slave states as a cause of the              all of the relationship between free and slave
Civil War with minimal or no detail in 0-1                   states from either point-of-view.
sentences.



Description                         /30

Missouri Compromise                 /5                 Anti-Slavery Movement                  /5

Underground Railroad                /5                 Compromise of 1850                     /5

Kansas-Nebraska Act                 /5                 Election of 1860                       /5


Illustrations                       /30
Missouri Compromise                 /5                 Anti-Slavery Movement                  /5

Underground Railroad                /5                 Compromise of 1850                     /5

Kansas-Nebraska Act                 /5                 Election of 1860                       /5



Total Score                                   / 60

				
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