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Math: 12th Grade

Causes of the American Civil War: State Declarations of Secession

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Students will read the declarations of secession from each state joining the CSA. Students can be assigned to read all, a few, or just one. Students will then draft a statement summarizing the reason(s) the state is giving for secession. Students can write/share these with the class and then discuss any commonalities among the statements to determine the cause of the Civil War according the states that seceded.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Primary Source

Author: Jennifer Hayden