A Dividing Nation Chapter: 9
Was the Civil War
HOT ROC: Choose one question to
• If you are involved in a serious argument in which
something important is at stake, is it better to
compromise with or confront your opponent?
Explain your reasoning.
• Read pg 105 and analyze the picture on pg 104.
What does this event tell you about the “climate” in
and around the Federal Government before the Civil
• New Vocab: Abolition
“Events Leading to the Civil War.”
Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
• Copy the graphic organizer into your notebook, use a WHOLE page.
Conflict Year Compromise or Conflict
Missouri Compromise – Missouri 1820 In order to maintain the balance
applied to join the Union as a slave of power in the Senate, Missouri
state. This would have upset the was allowed to enter the Union as
balance of power in the Senate a slave state and the state of
between free and slave states. Maine was created out of
Massachusetts territory and
admitted as a free state.
• On the side of the timeline labeled
“Compromise,” place events from the list
below that you believe reflected a spirit of
compromise. On the side of the timeline
labeled “Conflict,” place events that you
believe showed a spirit of conflict. Be sure to Conflict Year Compromise
include: or Conflict
▫ the name and date of the event.
▫ a short description of the event.
▫ a brief explanation of why you believe this
event showed a spirit of compromise or
▫ Missouri Compromise
▫ Compromise of 1850
▫ Fugitive Slave Law
▫ Uncle Tom’s Cabin
▫ Kansas-Nebraska Act
▫ Republican Party
▫ Dred Scott decision Example:
▫ John Brown’s raid Compromise of 1850 (1850)
▫ Secession The Compromise of 1850 was . . .
▫ Fort Sumter It showed a spirit of compromise
because . . .