The Nation Divides

History Presentation

Engaging History Presentations

Mr. Harms has designed a number of Power Point and Keynote presentations with Social Studies Concepts and Critical Thinking Questions to help students understand history. Designed by a teacher for teachers, this PowerPoint focuses on Causes of the Civil War: "The Nation Divides".


These history presentations are designed to give students an overview of the conflicts in the United States in the early 1860's. Students will be shown maps, animations and descriptions of some of the major events: election of 1860, Secession and creation of the CSA- dealing with causes of the Civil War.


The presentation is totally customizable, allowing you to add your own pictures, graphics and animations to take what we've done even farther. 


What is your time worth? Our basic pricing system for History Presentations is 10 cents per slide.  Some title slides may only take 30 seconds to create, but complex slides with animations and coordinated builds for complicated topics may take 30 minutes or more.  It's not unusual for a presentation to take between 3 and 7 hours of work.  What could you do with 6 or 7 free hours?

Topics Included

Topics include: Harpers Ferry, John Brown, Election of 1860, Constitutional Union Party, Abraham Lincoln, John Bell, William Seward, Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, Slavery, James Buchanan, Secession, John Crittenden, Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.

Included in The Presentation Package:

1.    Keynote Presentation
2.    Power Point Presentation
3.    Text edit file outline of the presentation and presenter's notes. The package is a digital download (Zip File) of these three items.

American History Presentations
      We have a number of PowerPoints related to American History. These units are proven to engage students in a way that text books and documentaries can’t. Hundreds of teachers are using these lesson plans to bring history to life for students. It’s a unit you’ll use year after year.

Click The Link Below To Get Your Copy


McDougal Littel's United States History: Beginnings To 1877
Chapter 15 A Divided Nation 1848-1860
Section 4 "The Nation Divides"