Unformatted text preview: -raised issues about slavery and sectionalism-“free state” no blacks in the stae; Opposing slavery did not mean free, multi-racial citizenry-”South” as proto-national grouping connected to world economy-Jacksonian Democracy: opportunity and expansion for everyone with minimal government interference=human progress=Christianity-Social Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest among Humans HW assignments: Willa Cather’s Professor’s House to page 160. Quiz Monday: on lecture and book to page 160 US Identity and Destiny-Emulate other Western powers in Africa and Asia-No more continental frontier-Rise of science and pseudo-scientific discourse about “races”-Threatened US vision of itself as homogenous and as a democracy...
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- -westward expansion 1820s-1860s