answer one of the following three questions:
- Market Revolution
- Antebellum Slavery
- Road to Disunion
- Contrast Thomas Jefferson’s republican program for economic growth with Alexander Hamilton’s federalist program. What was the Louisiana Purchase and what were its consequences? What was the War of 1812 and what were its consequences?
- In the subsequent economic development from 1815 to 1860—what factors were involved in creating the market revolution? Identify four features of the new market economy.
- What seven factors contributed to the industrial revolution?
- Did the Upper South become more or less dependent on slavery in the 19th century? Why? What caused a revival and expansion of slavery across the Lower South?
- How did slavery create a distinctive Southern economy and class structure?
- What freedoms and restrictions did the free black population experience?
- Planters argued that slavery was a positive good for slaves—what reasons did they give, and how did that conflict with reality? Identify 3 ways in which slaves resisted slavery. How has slave culture influenced our larger national culture?
- What were the results of the 1860 election, and why did it trigger a secession movement in the Lower South? How did the Upper South respond to the election, and then to the war? What was the Republican Party’s position on slavery in the election?
- What compromises were forged in the republic’s early decades to preserve peace?
- Why did Southerners become more defensive about slavery in the 1830s, and how did they respond?
- Why did the Mexican War and Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo usher in a new stage of crisis? What series of events between 1848 and 1860 led to deepening national divisions and ultimately to war?
- Your essay must be typed and double-spaced.
- Use question-answer format—write out the question, then write a short essay answering it. Do that for each question.
- It should be 6 pages
- Each question follows the outline à Use your outline—discuss every point on it.
- Use the information and detail in your notes.