Students will identify slavery as the central cause of the Civil War by:
Challenges of a New and Expanding Nation (1800 – 1900)
Conflicts over Slavery and the Civil War
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evaluating how the Supreme Court, federal law, and individual action increased the conflict over slavery.
examining the significance of Maryland’s status as a border state in order to explain why there was conflict in Maryland.
analyzing Maryland’s unique role as a hub for industry and transportation as it contributed to national growth and sectional conflict.
contrasting the role of slavery in the North and South as it defined their distinct and interdependent economies and culture.
comparing forms of resistance used by Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and the abolitionist movement.