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					               Georgia Platform
         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
  to convey.
Alexander Stephens Graphic Organizer

                           Supported the Union and
                           argued the Compromise
                           of 1850 should be upheld
                              Georgia’s decision
                           credited with preventing
Alexander                     war and secession
                Georgia      Again supported the
                           Union but was outvoted.
               Secession   Became vice president of
              Convention        Confederacy.
     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

                              Election of
  Northern Democrats: Stephen            Southern Democrats: John
            Douglas                            Breckinridge
 Wanted popular sovereignty to       Wanted slavery to be allowed in all
 decide slavery in new territories            new territories
Video Review: Tariffs
             Tariff Questions
• Why did the North want the tariffs?

• Why did the South think they were unfair?
Video Review: Northern Labor
Video Review: Southern Labor
             Labor Questions
• What is the difference between free labor and
  slave labor?

• 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?

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