Sectionalism, Slavery, and Growth of the Republic

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources, and Student Activities

Elihu Embree Teacher Packet

Key Words: Elihu Embree, The Emancipator, abolition, manumission

Francis Wright and Nashoba and Virginia Hill and Free Hill Teacher Packet

Key Words: Francis Wright, Nashoba, Virginia Hill, Free Hill, abolition

Houston, Crockett and the War for Texas' Independance Teacher Packet

Key Words: Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Texas, Alamo, San Jacinto

Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears Teacher Packet

Key Words: John Ross. Major Ridge, Andrew Jackson, Worchester v. Georgia, Trail of Tears

James K. Polk Teacher Packet

Key Words: James K. Polk, dark horse candidate, Oregon, Texas, Manifest Destiny, Mexican War

John Ross Teacher Packet

Key Words: John Ross, Principal Chief, Indian Removal, Trail of Tears

Memphis as the Cotton Capital of the South Teacher Packet

Key Words: Memphis, cotton, Mississippi River

Sequoyah Teacher Packet

Key Words: Sequoyah, syllabary, Cherokee Phoenix, talking leaves

Tennessee's Constitutions

Key Words: 1796 Constitution, 1834 Constitution, 1870 Constiution, Tennessee government, state capital

Tennessee's Economy in the 19th Century

Key Words: agriculture, industry, slavery, steamboats, toll roads, railroads

Tennessee Politics in the 1830s and 1840s

Key Words: John Bell, Newton Cannon, William Caroll, Ephraim Foster, James C. Jones, Hugh Lawson White, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk.


Sectionalism, Slavery, and Growth of the Republic Additional Resources

Sectionalism, Slavery, and Growth of the Republic Activities

ETHS Activity Cards: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction

1850's Timeline Activity: Teacher's Guide/Answer Sheet

1850's Timeline Activity

Anthony Burns & the Fugitive Slave Act Activity

Dred Scott Reader's Theater

Eli Whitney's Obituary Activity

Teacher's Guide for Industrialization Activity

Trail of Tears Activity

Lowell Factory Girls Activity, Constitution Front

Lowell Factory Girls Activity, Activity Instructions for Constitution

Declaration of Sentiments Activity

Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan from EDSITEment

Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin  Essay from National Archives

Lincoln Douglass Debates Lesson Plan from Lincoln-Douglas Debates Digital Classroom

Sectionalism, Slavery, and Growth of the Republic Web Links

1860 Slave Population Map for Tennessee

Industrial Revolution Primary Source Set Primary source set from Library of Congress

Lowell National Historical Park Website for Lowell National Historical Park 

Lowell Mill Girl Choose your own adventure style game on the life of a factory girl

Erie Canal Museum Website of the Erie Canal Museum

The Nation Moves Toward War 1850-1861 Primary Source Set from the Library of Congress

Western Expansion Primary Source set from the Library of Congress

The West Companion website to Ken Burn’s series The West. The site has a wealth of primary sources (both documents and images) as well as secondary sources and lesson plans.

Sectionalism, Slavery, and Growth of the Republic ETHS Articles

 

Andrew Jackson

Abernethy, Thomas P. “The Political Geography of Southern Jacksonism.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 35-41.

Crawford, Aaron Scott. “Patriot Slaveholder: Andrew Jackson and the Winter of Secession.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 82 (2010): 10-32.

Kelsay, Isabel Thompson. “The Presidential Campaign of 1828.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 69-80.

McNiell, Sarah Brown. “Andrew Jackson and Texas Affairs, 1819-1836.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 28 (1956): 86-101.

Smith, Culver H. “Propaganda Technique in the Jackson Campaign of 1828.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 6 (1934): 44-66.

Snow, Whitney Adrenne. “Slave Owner, Slave Trader, Gentleman: Slavery and the Rise of Andrew Jackson.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 80 (2008): 47-59.

Walker, Arda. “Andrew Jackson: Planter.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 15 (1943): 19-34.


David "Davy" Crockett

Folmsbee, Stanley J. and Anna Grace Catron. “The Early Career of David Crockett.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 28 (1956): 58-85.

Folmsbee, Stanley J. and Anna Grace Catron. “David Crockett in Texas.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 30 (1958): 40-78.

Carmichael, Jack and Jean. “Knoxville to Texas.” Tennessee Ancestors 8, no. 2 (August 1992): 113-114.


Francis Wright and Nashoba & Virginia Hill and Free Hill

Mathews, Paul Aaron. “Frances Wright and the Nashoba Experiment: A Transitional Period in Anti-Slavery Attitudes.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 46 (1974): 37-52.

Indian Removal & The Trail of Tears

Brown, John P. “Cherokee Removal, An Unnecessary Tragedy.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 11 (1939): 11-19.

Ellisor, John T. “ ‘Like So Many Wolves’: Creek Removal in the Cherokee Country, 1835-1838.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 71 (1999): 1-24.

Rozema, Vicki Bell. “Science and Technology Awakened: Resource Exploitation and the Cherokee Removal.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 85 (2013): 3-23.

James K. Polk

Gilley, Billy H. “Tennessee Opinion of the Mexican War as Reflected in the State Press.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 26 (1954): 7-26.

Graebner, Norman A. “James K. Polk’s Wartime Expansionist Policy.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 23 (1951): 32-45. 

Graebner, Norman A. “Polk, Politics, and Oregon.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 24 (1952): 11-25.

Sam Houston

Sequoyah

Williams, Samuel C. “Nathaniel Gist, Father of Sequoyah.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 39-54.

Tennessee Politics History & Society in the 1850s


Additonal Related Articles:

Belissary, Constantine S. “Industry and Industrial Philosophy in Tennessee, 1850-1860.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 23 (1951): 46-57.

“Blackston McDannel to Andrew Johnson: An East Tennessean in the Mexican War.” Ed. by LeRoy P. Graf and Ralph W. Haskins. East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 32 (1960): 106-116.

Folmsbee, S.J. “The Beginnings of the Railroad Movement in East Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 81-104.

Folmsbee, S.J. “The Origins of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 6 (1934): 81-95. 

Holland, James W. “The Building of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 4 (1932): 83-101.

“Letters of an East Tennessee Abolitionist.” 1841. Ed. by W. Freeman Galpin. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 134-149. 

Linder, Jamie S. and William B. Eigelsbach. “To War with Mexico: A Diary of the Mexican-American War.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 73 (2001): 74-100.

“News Items from The Knoxville Enquirer.” Tennessee Ancestors 10, no. 2 (August 1994): 87.