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Battling Over Slavery in the Mid-1800s

Resource ID#: 169161

Primary Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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Learn about one of the main causes of the Civil War in this short video from Khan Academy. The politics of slavery threatened the unity of the United States in the mid 1800s, especially after the Compromise of 1850 introduced the controversial Fugitive Slave Act.

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 12 Minute(s)
Keywords: Fugitive Slave Act, Compromise of 1850, Texas, Mexican-American War, U.S. History, American History, video, tutorial, Khan Academy, slavery, antislavery, abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War
Instructional Component Type(s): Video/Audio/Animation Tutorial
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.2.1: Review causes and consequences of the Civil War.
Examples may include, but are not limited to, slavery, states' rights, territorial claims, abolitionist movement, regional differences, Reconstruction, 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is assessed view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 19-21. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

Related Resources

Original Student Tutorial

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What Caused the Civil War?:

Explore the central causes of America's bloodiest conflict: the Civil War in this interactive tutorial.