Each question should be answered:

  • contain a minimum of 120 words.
  • consist of a summary, paraphrase, synthesis of material you are reading/studying in this course.
  • be written in your own words – do not quote the work of others verbatim.
  • discuss the subject matter that you are studying – do not simply agree/disagree.

1. What global changes prompted the Monroe Doctrine? What were its provisions? How does it show Americas growing international presence?

2. Given that most northern states had abolished slavery by the 1830s, how is it useful to think of slavery as a national rather than regional economic and political system?

3. Describe the difference between gang labor and task labor for slaves, and explain how slaves tasks varied by region across the old south.

4. What were the similarities and differences between the common school and institutions like asylums, orphanages, and prisons that were created by reformers?

5. How did western expansion affect the sectional tensions between the north and south?

6. What made the American civil war the first modern war?

7. The women’s movement split into two separate national organizations in part because the 15th amendment did not give women the vote. Explain why the two groups split.