8-U4.2.2-Explain the ideology of the institution of slavery, its policies, and consequences. 8-U4.3.2-Describe the formation and development of the abolitionist movement by considering roles of key abolitionist leaders, and the response of southerners and northerners to the abolitionist movement. 8-U5.1.1-Explain the differences in the lives of free blacks with the lives of free whites and enslaved people. 8-U5.1.2-Describe the role of the Northwest Ordinance and its effect on the banning of slavery. 8-U5.1.5-Describe the resistance of enslaved people and the effects of the actions before and during the Civil War. 8-U4.2.1-Compare and contrast the social and economic systems of the Northeast and the South with respect to geography, climate, the development of agriculture, industry, the labor force, transportation, immigration, race relations, and class relations. 8-U5.1.3-Describe the competing views of Calhoun, Webster, and Clay on the nature of the union among the states. 8-U5.1.4-Describe how the Missouri Compromise, the Wilmot Proviso, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and changes in the party system increased sectional tensions. 8-U5.1.6-Describe how major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention such as disagreements over the distribution of political power, rights of individuals, rights of states, election of the executive, and slavery help explain the Civil War.
8-U5.2.1-Explain the reasons why Southern states seceded and explain the differences in the timing of secession in the Upper and Lower South. 8-U5.2.2-Make an argument to explain the reasons why the North won the Civil War by considering the critical events and battles in the war, the political and military leadership in the North and South, and the respective advantages and disadvantages including geography, demographics, and economic and technological abilities. 8-U5.2.3-Examine Abraham Lincoln's presidency with respect to his military and political leadership, the evolution of his emancipation policy, and the role of his significant writings and speeches. 8-U5.2.4-Describe the role of African Americans in the war including black soldiers and regiments and the increased resistance of enslaved people. 8-U5.2.5-Construct generalizations about how the war affected combatants, civilians, the physical environment, the future of warfare, and technological developments.
Unit 9 Writing Prompt
Describe the overall advantages and disadvantages of the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, then draw a conclusion as to why the Union won the war.