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JUMP START. You will need scissors and glue stick. Cut out the quote from the handout you were given and glue it on a new page in your notebook. Respond to the quote on the right side of the paper. Thesis Development and Road Map. Doc. . Sam Houston’s made heroic decisions during . Doc. .

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Jump start
JUMP START

  • You will need scissors and glue stick.

  • Cut out the quote from the handout you were given and glue it on a new page in your notebook.

  • Respond to the quote on the right side of the paper.


Thesis development and road map
Thesis Development and Road Map

Doc.

Sam Houston’s made heroic decisions during

Doc.

Doc.

; however,

his most heroic decision was ______ .

I believe this was most heroic because….(justify or defend your choice)


A nation divided
A Nation Divided

  • Sectionalism – Excessive loyalty to one’s local section and issues

  • Republican Party formed in 1854 – ultimate goal…to stop the western spread of slavery

  • Tariff – tax placed on imported/exported goods (would benefit the North)

  • Southerners depended upon foreign trade and slave labor

  • States’ rights – the debate of how much power federal government should have


Presidential election of 1860
Presidential Election of 1860

  • Democratic Convention – erupts in debate over issue of slavery Southern delegates leaving in protest, but they nominate Stephen A. Douglas

  • Those that left meet and nominate VP John C. Breckinridge

  • Republican Convention – nominate Abraham Lincoln

  • PREDICT – What will a split party do to the election?


Election of 1860 cont
Election of 1860 cont.

  • Southerners threaten to secede if Republican is President.

  • Constitutional Union Party – (Another new party! Goal-Keep Union together!) nominates John Bell

  • Trying to keep any candidate from getting the votes (THINK SURVIVOR!) H.O.R. would choose the president


Election results
Election Results

  • Texans voted in great numbers for Breckenridge.

  • Bell received some votes and Douglas received even fewer votes.

  • Lincoln did not receive any in TEXAS as his name was not on the ballot.

  • Lincoln wins the Northern vote and becomes #16.


Reaction to lincoln
Reaction to Lincoln

  • South Carolina secedes announcing, “The Union is dissolved.”

  • Within 6 wks, 5 other states join to create the CSA (Confederate States of America).

  • Texans ask for a convention to discuss secession, but Houston says NO.

  • Houston tries to call special meeting of legislature, but they override him.


Secession convention of tx
Secession Convention of TX

  • Delegates vote to adopt an ordinance of secession 166 to 8.

  • Most Texan citizens vote in support of it.

  • Constitution was changed to the CSA.

  • Texas secession became official March 2, 1861. (7th state to secede)

  • Houston refuses to take the oath w/the governor’s seat declared vacant.


Exit ticket
EXIT TICKET

Was Houston’s decision professional or unprofessional? Why or why not?


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