US History

US History

 Choose 5 of the 6 questions below and write a short essay IN YOUR OWN WORDS for each. At least one page per question. Be sure to use specific examples from the textbook to support your claims, (text will be provided) but do not just copy from the text. 

1) In what ways does the United States Constitution manifest the principles of both republican and democratic forms of government? In what ways does it deviate from those principles? (HINT: ch. 7)

2) What led to the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts? What made them so controversial? Do you think Acts like these are justified in times of crisis? Why or why not? (HINT: ch. 8)

3) Industrialization in the Northeast produced great benefits and also major problems. What were they? Who benefited and who suffered? Did the benefits outweigh the problems, or vice versa? (HINT: ch. 9)

4) If you were defending the Cherokee and other native nations before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1830s, what arguments would you make? If you were supporting Indian removal, what arguments would you make? Provide BOTH arguments. (HINT: ch. 10)

5) What are the economic AND political issues raised by having an imbalance between free and slave states? Why did the balance of free and slave states matter? (HINT: ch. 11)

6) What are the major arguments put forward by proslavery advocates? How would you argue against their statements? (HINT: ch. 12)

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