Monday, March 23, 2015

A Country Divided

In class we created educreation videos about the election of 1860. Educreations allows you to have a slideshow of pictures and record your voice over them. We used pictures of various items like paintings and newspapers to provide visual for our narration of the events. The main question we were aiming to answer was if the results of election of 1860 was representative of the deep divisions over slavery. All of the candidates for the election had different views on slavery and how to deal with it. The most well known of them was Abraham Lincoln who was against slavery. Lincoln ended up winning the election with the majority of his votes being from the northern states. His win caused many more states in the south to seceed from the Union. This led to the start of the fighting. The US was divided because of views on slavery.

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