Lesson Plan 13: Political Party Platform Worksheet


Directions: Rely upon your knowledge of political events and developments during the period of 1840-1860 to answer the following questions regarding the given platform. Use the textbook to further help determine the answers. Remember that there are smaller, specific-issue oriented third parties during this period, so don't just assume the larger national parties.

  1. Which political party does this platform seem to represent? 




  1. What year might this platform be from (between 1840-1860)? 





  1. What specifically led you to the answers given for the previous questions? (Specific policies, references to particular events, broad themes and their relation to the party stance)