LESSON E1AIM: Was Manifest Destiny Justified?A. What is the main point of the Chapter 12 intro section?B. What did you learn from Figure 12.1?C. How did the Southern defense of slavery change?D. Why did Southern defense of slavery become even more adamant after 1831?E. How did some slaves resist slavery?F. Why did many American southerners move to Texas in the 1820’s and 1830’s?G. Why did Texans declare independence from Mexico in 1836?H. Why didn’t the U.S. annex Texas in 1836?I. What did “Manifest Destiny” mean?
J. Was Manifest Destiny a form of Imperialism? Why or why not?K. Why did “Oregon Fever” develop?L. What were the key issues in the election of 1844?M. Who won? What party? Why?SummaryA. Compare and contrast Manifest Destiny to the westward expansion of the 17thand 18thcenturies
LESSON E2AIM: What were the causes and results of the Mexican War (1846-1848)?A. What evidence is there to indicate that President Polk provoked the Mexican War?B. Were Polk’s actions justified? Why?C. We had a border dispute with Britain at the same time over Oregon. We did we not fight Britain also?D. What did the Wilmot Proviso call for?E. Why did some Americans oppose the Mexican War? NOTE: Pattern of dissent in almost everywar!!F. What were the main causes of the Mexican War?G. Did the Wilmot Proviso become law or not? Why or why not?H. What was the difference between abolitionism and the “free soil” movement?
I. What were the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? List them in order of importanceJ. What states were formed from the Mexican Cession?K. Who won the 1848 election? Why? Which party?SummaryA. How might the Mexican Wat help lead to the Civil War?B. How should we evaluate Polk as president?
LESSON E3AIM: How did the Compromise of 1850 try to solve the dispute over the expansion of slavery?A. How did the California gold rush of 1849 cause sectional conflict?B. Create a small chart on the Compromise of 1850 that covers the provisions of the compromiseon one side, and which section EACH provision favored and why on the other sideC. Note: Senators Clay, Calhoun, and Webster were very famous Senators. Sometimes they are called the Triumvirate. Yet, none of them was ever elected president although Clay ran several times.D. Do you think the Compromise of 1850 will end the dispute over slavery? Why or why not?E. Why did the Fugitive Slave Law infuriate northerners? How did it also wind up infuriating southerners?F. How did Uncle Tom’s Cabinanger both sections?G. How did the Fugitive Slave Law begin the breakdown of the Second Party System?H. What was the Ostend Manifesto and why did it cause many northerners to fear a “slave power” conspiracy?