Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chapter 9: Slavery and Emancipation

Reading for Deeper Understanding Exercise

1. What is the title of the chapter?

2. What is the subtitle on page 136?

3. Based on the title and the subtitle, what do you think this chapter is going to be about?

4. What date is mentioned in paragraph #2?

5. What is significant about the date mentioned in paragraph #2?

6. Who is John Little (paragraph #3)?

7. What date is first mentioned in paragraph 5?

8. What is the significance of this date?

9.  Who is Nat Turner (paragraph 5)?

10. What historical figure in mentioned in paragraph #6?

11.  What heroic act(s) did this person accomplish in his/her life?

12. What is the title of the painting on page 138?

13. Find two vocabulary words in paragraph 8. List them and briefly explain their meaning.

14. What famous pamphlet is described in paragraph #9?

15.  Why did this pamphlet make many Southerners angry?

16.  What famous historical figure in mentioned in paragraph #12? 

17. What law is mentioned in paragraph #13?

18. Why was this law extremely unpopular in the North?

19. What evidence can we find in paragraph #14 that demonstrates the unpopularity of the law?

20.  What Supreme Court decision is mentioned in paragraph #16?

21.  What important historic figure is mentioned in paragraph #17?

22.  What was the Southern reaction when Lincoln was elected in the fall of 1860?

23.  What date is mentioned in paragraph #22?

24. What is significant about this date?

25.  What is paragraph #23 about?

26.  What is the significance of the number 600,000 in paragraph #24?

27. What is the subtitle on page #148?

28. What was paragraph #28 about?

29. What examples of racial violence are mentioned in paragraph #29?

30.  What date is mentioned in paragraph 32?

31. What is the significance of this date?

32. How does Zinn end the chapter?

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