Kansas and the Civil War

2014, civil war, kansas, mark schmidt

This lesson will look at some of the events that went into determining the forming of Kansas, including decisions that were made and justifications for those. 


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A House Divided

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, lincon, mark schmidt, primary sources, speech

Mark's lesson is designed to review the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision as background for Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech at the Illinois Republican Convention in 1858 using primary source documents.