What was Manifest Destiny and role in the United States?
1) What was Manifest Destiny? What role has it played in U.S. political and cultural life?
2) why were many Americans opposed to the Mexican-American War?
3) How was the abolitionist movement different from other reform movements during the mid-1800s?
4) Compare and contrast the North and the South during the antebellum period. Were their social, political, and economic differences reconcilable or was civil war inevitable?
5) Historian Frederick Jackson Turner once argued that westward expansion was one of the fundamental experiences in American history. Do you agree or disagree?