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Emancipation Proclamation Political Cartoons

Political Cartoons – Emancipation Proclamation Click on the links below to download the political cartoons and the box analysis form. us history emancipation proclamation political cartoons box model analysis template Advertisements

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Civil War: The First Confiscation Act of 1861

  Click on the link below to download the primary source document: First Confiscation Act of 1861. us history first confiscation act Note: The First Confiscation Act of 1861 was passed in response to the many slaves escaping to the … Continue reading

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1856 Republican Party Platform

Campaign leaflet critical of the new Republican Party. The primary argument over the future of slavery did not revolve around abolition, but rather the expansion of slavery in the West. The Republican Party took a staunch position against the expansion … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass: Sudden Revolution in Northern Thought (1861) Primary Source Document

Primary Source Document: Sudden Revolution in Northern Thought (1861) Douglass addresses the complicated situation of abolitionists during the Civil War. Excerpt: “But what a change now greets us! The Government is aroused, the dead North is alive, and its divided … Continue reading

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Civil War Letter: U.S. General Butler expresses his concern over escaping slaves (1861)

A letter from U.S. Commanding General of the Army regarding his concern for the large number of escaping slaves. us history primary source letter gen butler escaping slaves “…..Up to this time I have had come within my lines men … Continue reading

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Prince Hall Advocates for the Abolition of Slavery (1797) Primary Source Document

Prince Hall addresses the African Masonic Lodge in Cambridge, Massachusetts to advocate for the abolition of slavery in the United States,¬† including the extension of civil rights to Free African Americans. Click on link below to download primary source document:¬†Prince … Continue reading

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Slavery Distribution in Southern States Prior to the U.S. Civil War

Slavery Distribution in Southern States Prior to U.S. Civil War   Link to Slavery map located at Library of Congress site. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3861e.ct000782/  

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