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Why Did the South Secede?

Grade Level Grades 9-12
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Investigating the arguments surrounding the Southern secession movement of 1860 and 1861, students consider the events leading up to the decision to secede, the role of political parties in secession and the views of Southerners and Northerners on the question. Doing so, they develop a deep and nuanced understanding of the complicated process of secession and the conflicting moral, political and social tensions inherent in what history often paints as a straightforward decision.

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