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Standard 4-6.3

4-6.3 Explain the specific events and issues that led to the Civil War, including sectionalism, slavery in the territories, states’ rights, the presidential election of 1860, and secession.

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Secession, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage


Back in South Carolina in December 1860 for a short Christmas break, Allen finds the Secession convention in session at the First Baptist Church in Columbia. He then accompanies his father, who is a...
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage


In 1857 during the heated debate on Kansas in the Senate, Charles Sumner delivered a two-day speech entitled "The Crime Against Kansas," which contained an insulting denunciation of Senator Andrew...
Secession, Part 1 | Palmetto Heritage


The story begins in 1858 in South Carolina. William Taylor's cousin Allen is visiting from Connecticut. Secession "fever" is rapidly engulfing the state. The scene shifts to West Point where the...
Southern Discontent | Conversations on SC History
Episode 12


Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. Southern Discontent is discussed in three lessons: Differences in Views Sectional Differences Events Leading to...