We have moved on towards the Civil War....
these past few weeks we have studied:
Texas revolution and entrance to US
adding of new territories and states
The Missouri Compromise of 1820
The Missouri Compromise of 1850
The Kansas/ Nebraska Act
presidents- Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce
Dred Scott case
Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad
The Fugitive Slavery Act
The beginning of the Supreme Court
The Know Nothing Party, the Free Soilers Party, the Whig party and how they all became the Republican Party (not the one we know today!)
We have studied the beginning of the Oregon Trail
Pioneers, with food, activities and books.
and we began reading Uncle Tom's Cabin (abridged version)