In what ways did the early nineteenth –century reform movements for abolition and women’s rights illustrate both the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the early American republic?
The American Pageant: Chapter 17&18: Themes: Expansion under Polk, Manifest Destiny, war with Mexico, popular sovereignty, the Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act, the economics of expansion.
Threads of History: Expansion of the United States: 1783-1853
Threads of History: Compromises and the Union
The American Pageant: Chapters 19 & 20: Themes- Abolition in the 1850s, Dred Scott case, financial panic of 1857, election of 1860 crisis, coming of the Civil War, wartime diplomacy, economic changes in the North and South, women and the war, and issues of civil liberties.