The Underground Railroad

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Student Application

Discover how slavery and the expansion of the United States caused the Civil War.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the general condition of the nation at the time leading up to the Civil War.
    1. The country was expanding westward (e.g., Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Oregon Trail, railroad, etc.).
    2. The East was becoming more divided. The North and the South disagreed i...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    Ask the students why they think people would want to go to war against other people from their own country-sometimes even family members. See if they have any ideas for what caused the Civil War. When finished with the discussion, show the video.

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