The 1850s Prelude To Civil War 1987 DBQ BRFHS PS Rykken

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District High School Middle School Gebhardt Third Forrest Activities Calendar Family & Student Access LOGIN PS Rykken APUSH » » USGP » » Law/Society » » Falls History Ho-chunk & Ethnic Studies » » CRT BRFHS Student Senate » » Home » AP US History Blog » The 1850s: Prelude to Civil War (1987 DBQ) The 1850s: Prelude to Civil War (1987 DBQ) Posted by rykkepau on Jan 2, 2014 in AP US History Blog | 0 comments We have reached a point with our writing where we need to take the next big step. As part of your final exam, you are going to be completing a DBQ on the decade of the 1850s. You have the question ahead of time so you have plenty of time for analysis. The difference in this round is that you will be writing the essay in the classroom…show more content…
Document C: A Handbill from Boston warning Blacks concerning slave-catchers Note the date on the Handbill (1851). Again, this gives you a great opportunity to bring in outside information about the Compromise of 1850. Remember that one of the provisions strengthened the Fugitive Slave Law. This handbill is typical of what one might have seen throughout the North during this period — certainly true in Wisconsin which had some Underground RR connections. Document D: Emerson talking about the Fugitive Slave Law This is really a great document for illustrating the moral position on the Fugitive Slave Act. And just think who and what you can connect Emerson to here? (Think Walden Pond and a particular religious revival as well!). Also, note his reference to the stoppage of the Slave Trade in 1807 (remember that provision that was decided at the Constitutional Convention regarding the slave trade!). Document E: Garrison talking about the US Constitution Garrison, of course, represents a more radical view. His condemnation of the Constitution itself was routinely part of his attack when he spoke. Like document D, this one gives you the “moral” position. Document F: Political Cartoon regarding Kansas Boy, there is a lot in this

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