Georgia Secession Convention
The capital building at Milledgeville.
SS8H6 The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.
a. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery,
states’ rights, nullification, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia
Platform, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott case, election of 1860, the debate over secession
in Georgia, and the role of Alexander Stephens.
Journal Entry: Analyze the following
quote by answering the questions.
“A house divided against itself cannot
stand.” Abraham Lincoln
1. What do you think this means?
2.What do you think is the position of the speaker
on the possibility of secession? (for or against)
3. Create a statement that would mean the
opposite of what you think the speaker is trying
Alexander Stephens Graphic Organizer
Supported the Union and
argued the Compromise
of 1850 should be upheld
credited with preventing
Alexander war and secession
Georgia Again supported the
Union but was outvoted.
Secession Became vice president of
Election 1860 Graphic Organizer
Republicans: Abraham Lincoln Constitutional Union: John Bell
Antislavery. Also wanted Wanted to keep the Union together
nationwide railroad, tariffs, and even if it meant compromising on
homesteading into new territories. slavery
Northern Democrats: Stephen Southern Democrats: John
Wanted popular sovereignty to Wanted slavery to be allowed in all
decide slavery in new territories new territories
Video Review: Tariffs
• Why did the North want the tariffs?
• Why did the South think they were unfair?
Video Review: Northern Labor
Video Review: Southern Labor
• What is the difference between free labor and
• How did the difference in the labor forces of
the North and the South lead to conflict over
the new territories?
Video Review: Missouri Compromise
Missouri Compromise Question
• What was the result of the Missouri
Video Review: Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850 Questions
• What was the result of the Compromise of 1850?
• How did the Compromise affect the balance of
power in Congress?
• What was the Fugitive Slave Act?
Video Review: Kansas-Nebraska Act
Kansas-Nebraska Act Questions
• How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act attempt to
compromise on the issue of slavery in new
• How did the Act lead to Kansas becoming
known as Bleeding Kansas?
Video Review: Dred Scott Case
Dred Scott Questions
• What was the decision of the US Supreme
Court in the Dred Scott case?
• How did this decision lead to conflict in the
North and the South?