The House Divides
John Browns body
a. Bleeding Kansas (1856)
i. The war that broke out in Kansas where 200 people lost their lives,
hundreds of proslavery Missourians crossed to vote fraudulent ballots.
b. Harpers Ferry raid (1
The United States in an Age of Revolution: The 1790s
Problem: from unity to division
Economic differences: Hamiltons economic plan (early 1790s)
a. Hamiltons vision: manufacturing economy + an energetic federal government,
A New Birth of Freedom?
The Confederate war machine and home front
a. Confederate women
i. Left alone on farms and plantations had to manage business affairs and
discipline slaves (jobs men did). Work in arms factories and as c
In the Quarter and the Pen: The World the Slaves Made
Missouri Compromise Historian uncovers that some conspiracy made in Charleston, SC may
have never happened. Reactions to conspiracy give idea about what planters and enslaved p
Central problem: why does the United States go from having the highest alcoholic
consumption rates in its history to some of the lowestall in one generation?
a. Average person is drinking about 4.2 beers a day
Antislavery, Abolitionism, and the War with Mexico
Counterfactual: Henry Clay, James K. Polk, and the Election of 1844
Radicalization of the antislavery movement
a. David Walkers Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World
The Challenge of Irish Immigration: How the Irish Became White Democrats
How did the Irish secure a better place in American society?
a. Embody various threats to the republic
What made Irish immigration unique?