A House Divided:

Prelude to the Civil War

John C. Calhoun

The Great Nullificator

Reading Assignment:

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Henretta:  Chapter Thirteen
Homework

Primary Sources

   Speeches

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William H. Seward - A Higher Law

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John C. Calhoun - "Southern Address"

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Alexander H. Stevens - "The Honor of this Country"

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Charles Sumner - The Crime against Kansas

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James Henry Hammond on Admission of Kansas under the LeCompton Convention - "Cotton is King"

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Alexander H. Stephens - "Come Let us Reason Together"

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Alexander H. Stephens - Cornerstone Speech

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Frederick Douglass - What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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Abraham Lincoln - First Inaugural Address

Miscellaneous Documents from Primary Sources:

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William Lloyd Garrison - Inaugural Editorial of The Liberator

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Alexis de Tocqueville - "Of Individualism in Democratic Countries"

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Alexis de Tocqueville - "Why the Americans are so Restless."

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Ulysses S. Grant - Causes of the Mexican War