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Standard 8-4.3

8-4.3 Analyze key issues that led to South Carolina’s secession from the Union, including the nullification controversy and John C. Calhoun, the extension of slavery and the compromises over westward expansion, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred S...

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage

Video

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 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Secession, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

Video

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...
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Heritage
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Heritage

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It is the summer of 1829 and Vice-President Calhoun is spending the Congressional recess at his home near Pendleton, South Carolina. His youngest daughter, Cornelia is helping her father with his...
Crisis of 1850 (Secession)
Crisis of 1850 (Secession)

Lesson

As sectionalism arose from racial/societal tension many events occurred that led to South Carolina’s secession from the Union. Students will create an interactive timeline of the Road to Civil War.

John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Special
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Special

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"The Palmetto Special" goes to John C. Calhoun's old homeplace, Fort Hill on the Clemson campus. Four students, who also appear in the dramatic portion, tour the mansion and grounds. The conclusion of...