1. Explain the institution of slavery in the US? How did slave holders try to maintain order? How did slaves resist? Explain the Compromises US politicians made over the issue of slavery. How did democracy and capitalism contribute to the rise and fall of slavery? How did the Fourteenth Amendment pave the way for civil rights in America?
2. Explain the main elements of the Market Revolution. How did the Market Revolution spark major change? How did the Market Revolution affect Women, African Americans, and workers? How did the US Government contribute to the Market Revolution? What connections from the Market Revolution can one make to the current capitalist economic system we practice today? Describe the essential components of the Market Revolution. How did the Market Revolution cause significant change? What was the impact of the Market Revolution on women, African Americans, and workers? What role did the US government play in the Market Revolution? What connections can be seen between the Market Revolution and the contemporary capitalist economic system?
3. What caused the US Civil War? Explain the Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott supreme court decision. How did all three try to resolve the issue of slavery in America? How did they contribute to the US Civil War?
4. Explain the difference between Presidential Reconstruction and Congressional Reconstruction. What were some of the accomplishments and failures of Reconstruction? Explain the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution.