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Learning Exercise: Getting the Message Out: National Campaign Materials 1840-1860.

Getting the Message Out: National Campaign Materials 1840-1860.
This assignment explores the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period.
Course: US History 1


Submitted by:
McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions
Date Last Modified:
December 11, 2008


AlternativeSolutions: The Kansas-Nebraska Act was a controversial piece of legislation. It inflamed the passions of Southerners and Northerners alike. Read the specifics of the bill at . (Once at the site, click on “Second Party System”. Then click on “Political Events”. Finally, click on “The Kansas-Nebraska Act”.) Rewrite the bill giving an alternative solution so both sides could live with the compromise. Post your bill rewrite to the discussion board. The discussion for the weak will be to argue and defend your bill. At the end of the week, the class will vote on the bill that would be the most compromising to both the North and the South.



  • College General Ed


Antebellum Period: Reform

Learning Objectives

Assess the impact of the Second Great Awakening on antebellum issues such as public education, temperance, women's sufferage, and utopianism.

Type of Task

  • Individual

Technical Notes

Author Pattie Morton