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Ch 7: Southern Secession from the Union

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This chapter includes engaging video lessons that will help you get a better understanding of the South's secession from the Union. Take quizzes throughout the chapter to test your knowledge of each important topic.

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

Video Objective
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

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Southern Secession from the Union
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The Crittenden Compromise: Summary & Significance

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.

South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification of 1832

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.

South Carolina's Secession: Events & Impact

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.

The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War

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.

Peace Conference of 1861: Background & Aftermath

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?

The Corwin Amendment: Summary & Analysis

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.

The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals

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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