Unit 2 High School
- Subjects Covered
- Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
- Time Period
- Grade Level
- High School: 9 – 12
- Poetry of the Modern Time Period – by John Keats.
Side by side, two civilizations had grown up in America – the one, dedicated to progress, had kept step with the spirit of the age – for the best portion of the civilized world had long since turned its back on slavery; the other had held tenaciously to a system in which it did not at first believe and which even in colonial days had been abhorred. Since the Compromise of 1850 they had been drifting rapidly apart and refused to be reconciled on the question of slavery. To protect that institution, the threat of secession had been carried out, and when, on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln entered Washington, it was as the president of a severed republic.
Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles
- Honesty is a character quality to be desired.
- The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. — Proverbs 20:23
- The Bible provides the ethics upon which to judge people and nations.
- And God spoke all these words:…(continue reading). — Exodus 20:1-17
- God is sovereign over the affairs of men.
- From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. — Acts 17:26
Unit 2 Resources: High School
- Map of Trails West
- Map of the Compromise of 1850
- Map of Underground Railroad Routes, c.1650
- Map of Votes during the Election of 1860
- Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
- Timeline of Events Leading to the Civil War
- The Underground Railroad, Interactive Website (This interactive website tells the story of one slave’s escape to freedom.)
- Levi Coffin’s Underground Railroad Station – a short, original document of his thoughts
- Jacob Stroyer, My Life in the South – a short piece from his book about his experiences as a slave
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, A Letter to Mr. Garrison – an original letter from Stowe to Garrison about Franklin Douglas
- Abraham Lincoln’s “A House Divided” Speech – the original speech given by Lincoln
- The Dred Scott Case: The Supreme Court’s Decision – a transcript of the Supreme Court’s decision over the Dred Scott Case
- The Kanas-Nebraska Act – a transcript of the original document
- “A Brief Summary of the Perry Expedition to Japan” – courtesy of the Navy’s library
- Timeline of USA Presidents, includes major events during presidencies