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Day 5 race & slavery

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Day 5 race & slavery

  1. 1. Day 5 Race & Slavery Let’s review for the test today One paper per group In your groups write 10-15 questions starting with “How…” or “Why…” and your state across the top
  2. 2. Day 5 Race & Slavery Assignment #1 1.OPTIC on this image 2.Do you think a person should be allowed to sell themselves into slavery for a certain time period?
  3. 3. Title: “The Man who won the elephant at the raffle” – New York Newspaper 1863 3. OPTIC on this image
  4. 4. 4. Predict percentage of Southerners do you think owned slaves in 1850? 5. Predict percentage of Americans do you think owned slaves in 1850?
  5. 5. Slavery in 1850 • 347,525 slave owners • 6,184,477 white southerners • 23,191,876 total Americans • Percentage of slave owners • 347,525/6184477 = 0.056 • 0.056 X 100 = 5.6 % Southerners owned slaves • 347525/23191876 = 0.14 • 0.014 X 100 = 1.4 % Americans owned slaves Source Otto H. Olsen & US 1850 census
  6. 6. Slavery in 1850 • Average slave cost $6,000 (2014 = $85,000) • Average slave owner owned 5 or more slaves
  7. 7. What were slaves doing? • Plantation life • House work • Field work (cotton) • Some treated ok • Rules: – No education – No guns – No marriage – No last names – Only church
  8. 8. How to end slavery? Slaveholders are wealthy & powerful 5 of 9 judges from slaveholding families “The American Way!”
  9. 9. Let’s play trial again • Nat Turner page 286 • John Brown page 332 & 334-5
  10. 10. Abolitionist Movement • Worked to Abolish slavery in US • OR leave United States
  11. 11. Uncle Tom’s Cabin • 1852 • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  12. 12. Abolitionist Movement Fredrick Douglass John BrownWilliam Lloyd Garrison Thousands of Americans helped to free slaves Women get involved politically
  13. 13. WL Garrison reading Your choice: •6 pane comic based on WL Garrison’s writing •1 page movie script outline of WL Garrison’s life •In Garrison’s style pick an issue you think he would care about today and write a 1 page editorial about it
  14. 14. In your notes 1. Which states do not have the death penalty?
  15. 15. Death Penalty by state http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearch/Minh_NewDeathRow.aspx
  16. 16. Popular Sovereignty • Voters should choose laws within state • Examples?
  17. 17. MIMAL
  18. 18. Popular Sovereignty
  19. 19. Map instructions answer questions on back 1. Outline MIMAL 2. Color the slave states orange or red 3. Color the free states green 4. Label and color the territories of popular sovereignty yellow 5. Make a legend for your map 6. How many slave/free states are there? 7. How did the Compromise of 1850 postpone the Civil War by a few years? 8. List 4 issues that are still decided by popular sovereignty today 9. Why is popular sovereignty a good idea for a big country like the US or Mexico?
  20. 20. Next Assignment 1. 330-1 why was Kansas “bleeding” in 1856? 2. Write 3 newspaper headlines about events for the Atlanta newspaper 3. Page 333, why was Charles Sumner hit with a cane? 4. Answer #1-2 page 333
  21. 21. Presidential Election of 1856 #5 OPTIC
  22. 22. James Buchanan • President 1856-1860 • Democrat • lawyer • Pro-slavery Northerner • Only bachelor prez • Generally considered one of the worst presidents
  23. 23. 6 OPTIC
  24. 24. 7 OPTIC
  25. 25. Dred Scott Decision • Slaves are property • Congress can’t ban slavery in territories
  26. 26. Pretend you are congressmen in 1859 Consider the following abolitionist proposals: 1. Free the slaves (no compensation for slave owners or slaves) 2. Free the slaves ($80,000/slave compensation) 3. Free the slaves (compensation for both slaves and slave owners) 4. North breaks away from south 5. Make up something else 6. Choose the one you like best Consider pro’s and con’s of each, on your OPTIC paper
  27. 27. Civil War (1861-1864)
  28. 28. Reading show clip Your choice: •12 pane comic based on Fredrick Douglass’ 1st chapter •23 questions history questions you would ask him •Detailed letter to US mint using 5 historical reasons Douglass should replace Jackson on the $20 bill
  29. 29. Weekend Extra Credit • Watch either: Amistad, 12 years a slave or The Butler • Write 1 page summary and your opinion of how it shows the history of slavery • Bring colors, Civil War project Monday

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