Compromise, Conflict, and the Civil War

In 1860, tensions ran high in the United States and people feared that civil war would break out shortly. What would be the incident to provoke all-out hostilities and could they be contained? One such incident occurred in Florida when three illegal slave ships were captured by the US Navy and brought into Key West.


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Sample Activity

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Florida Standards

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This project is sponsored in part by

the Department of State,

Division of Historical Resources,

and the State of Florida.

2019 by Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society