PART 1: IDs – Choose FIVE (5) of the following.Fully define the term, provide context (answering the “who, what, when, and where” about it), then, provide its larger significance (answering the “why does it matter?” question).Answers must be in complete sentences, no bullet points.Be as specific as possible, and include examples.[10 points each, 50 points total]
- American Colonization Society
- Frederick Douglass
- Compromise of 1850
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- Brooks-Sumner Affair
- Dred Scott Decision
- John Brown
- Crittenden Compromise
- Battle of Antietam
- Emancipation Proclamation
PART 2: (1 x 50 points) The essay needs to be as long as it takes for you to FULLY answer the question.There is no set minimum or maximum number of pages.Also, do not simply drop names as though we know that you know who these people or places or things are.Be sure to define everything.Write the essay as though you are explaining the answer to someone who did not take this course and who, therefore, may not know what you’re talking about.
- Explain the events leading up to and ending with the Compromise of 1850.What was the Wilmot Proviso? What was the Northern stand on the expansion of slavery in the late 1840s? What was the Southern stand? What was popular sovereignty? List all 5 of Henry Clay’s proposals that became the Compromise of 1850.Who sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and what were his reasons? What does the term “Bleeding Kansas” refer to?
- Explain the events that transpired from John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry to the first shots fired at Fort Sumter in April, 1861. Why did the South secede? What was Lincoln’s view of secession? Which side did the border slave states commit to and why? What was the Crittenden Compromise and why did Lincoln and the Republicans refuse to endorse it?