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Southern Secession from the Union - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The South's secession marked the beginning of the American Civil War. The lessons in this chapter will explain the events that led to Southern secession. Instructors explore the failed compromises prior to the war as well as the unsuccessful attempts to foster peace immediately after its start. This chapter contains quizzes for you to test your comprehension as you study each lesson, and instructors are ready to answer questions you have on any of the topics. Information in this chapter includes:
- How the Crittenden Compromise would have altered the future of the United States
- What the South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification of 1832 was and how it was mediated
- What measures were taken in the attempt to find peace and their failure
- An analysis of the Corwin Amendment and its inability to gather support
- The creation of the Confederate States of America in 1861
|The Crittenden Compromise: Summary & Significance||Explain the Crittenden Compromise, proposed in 1860, and how it could have altered the future of the United States|
|South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification of 1832||Evaluate this conflict as well as how it started and how it was moderated|
|South Carolina's Secession: Events & Impact||Connect South Carolina's secession threats and its eventual secession from the Union|
|The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War||Analyze the beginning of the Civil War and understand the consequences of the way it began|
|Peace Conference of 1861: Background & Aftermath||Summarize the attempts to stop the war and the impact of the Peace Conference of 1861|
|The Corwin Amendment: Summary & Analysis||Speculate the implications that a successful passing of the Corwin Amendment would have had on the United States|
|The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals||Critique the leadership of the Confederate States of America|
1. The Crittenden Compromise: Summary & Significance
Through this lesson, you'll learn about the 1860 proposal to prevent the American Civil War, known as the Crittenden Compromise, and gain insight into how its proposed changes to the Constitution would have dramatically altered the future of the nation.
2. South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification of 1832
The South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification in 1832 was a moment where sectional tensions between the North and South nearly boiled over into conflict and disunion. While the crisis was diffused by compromise, it was a sign of things to come.
3. South Carolina's Secession: Events & Impact
Many students know that South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union before the Civil War, but they do not know how and when it happened. This lesson explores the events and impact of South Carolina's secession in 1861.
4. The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War
South Carolina's attack on a U.S. military outpost triggered the American Civil War. Learn more about the Battle of Fort Sumter and the consequences of the fort's surrender to the Confederacy.
5. Peace Conference of 1861: Background & Aftermath
How much do you know about the start of the Civil War? You may be familiar with the issue of secession, but did you know that delegates from the states tried to stop the Civil War from happening?
6. The Corwin Amendment: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson we will be exploring the Corwin Amendment by discussing its origins, intentions, and ultimate fate. Was it ever added to the U.S. Constitution? Find out and discover how this amendment was meant to save the United States of America.
7. The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals
In this lesson, we will take a look at the 1861 creation of the Confederate States of America. We will examine the new country's government, meet its leaders, and learn about its goals.
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Other chapters within the History 306: The American Civil War Era course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Slavery in the Early United States
- The Abolitionist Movement in America
- The Pre-Civil War Sectional Crisis in the U.S.
- Influential American Civil War Writers
- Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America
- Politics, Industry & Economy in Civil War America
- American Civil War Battles in 1861
- American Civil War Battles in 1862
- American Civil War Battles in 1863
- American Civil War Battles in 1864
- American Civil War Battles in 1865
- Important Figures in the American Civil War
- Military Strategies in the American Civil War
- Life Following the American Civil War
- Reconstruction After the American Civil War
- Required Assignments for History 306
- Studying for History 306