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Topic: Antebellum debates over slavery 

United States History

 Standard 11.  Understands the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands divisive issues prior to the Civil War (e.g., the Missouri Compromise and its role in determining slave and non-slave land areas, the issues that divided the North and the South)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the Missouri Compromise
     2.Understands the role of the Missouri compromise in determining slave and non-slave land areas
     3.Understands the issues that divided the North and the South
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the major events and issues that promoted sectional conflicts and strained national cohesiveness in the antebellum period (e.g., support and opposition of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the debate over slavery from the late 1830s to the Compromise of 1850)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the major events that promoted sectional conflicts in the atembellum period
     2.Understands the major events that strained national cohesiveness in the antebellum period
     3.Understands the major issues that promoted sectional conflicts in the antebellum period
     4.Understands the major issues that strained national cohesiveness in the antebellum period
     5.Understands the support of the Missouri Compromise of 1820
     6.Understands the opposition to the Missouri Compromise of 1820
     7.Understands the debate over slavery from the late 1830s to the Compromise of 1850
   Benchmark 3.Understands how tariff policy and issues of state's rights influenced party development and promoted sectional differences (e.g., the political positions of Whigs and Democrats on important issues in 1832, how platform issues had special appeal to different sections of the country)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how tariff policy influenced party development in the antebellum period
     2.Understands how tariff policy promoted sectional differences in the antebellum period
     3.Understands how issues of state’s rights influenced party development in the antebellum period
     4.Understands how issues of state’s rights promoted sectional differences in the antebellum period
     5.Understands the political positions of Whigs on important issues in 1832
     6.Understands the political positions of Democrats on important issues in 1832
     7.Understands how platform issues had special appeal to different sections of the country
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the positions of northern antislavery advocates and southern proslavery spokesmen on a variety of issues (e.g., race, chattel slavery, the nature of the Union, states’ rights, Lincoln-Douglas debates)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the positions of northern antislavery advocates on a variety of issues
     2.Understands the positions of southern proslavery spokesmen on a variety of issues
     3.Understands the position of northern antislavery advocates on race
     4.Understands the position of northern antislavery advocates on chattel slavery
     5.Understands the position of northern antislavery advocates on the nature of the Union
     6.Understands the position of northern antislavery advocates on states’ rights
     7.Understands the position of southern proslavery spokesmen on race
     8.Understands the position of southern proslavery spokesmen on chattel slavery
     9.Understands the position of southern proslavery spokesmen on the nature of the Union
     10.Understands the position of southern proslavery spokesmen on states’ rights