1) Explain how the issues of slavery in the territories acquired from Mexico disrupted American politics from 1848 to 1850. 2) Point out major terms of the Compromise of 1850 and indicate how this agreement attempted to deal with the issue of slavery. 3) Indicate how the Whig party disintegrated and disappeared because of its divisions over slavery. 4) Describe Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act and explain why it stirred the sectional controversy to new heights.1) Enumerate the sequence of major crises that led from the Kansas-Nebraska Act to secession and explain the significance of each. 5) Explain how and why “bleeding Kansas” became a dress reversal for the Civil War. 6) Trace the growing power of the REpublican party in the 1850s and the increasing divisions and helpsessness of the Democrats. 7) Explain how the Dred Scott decision and Brown's Harpers Ferry raid deepened sectional antagonism. 8) Trace the rise of Lincoln as the leading exponent of the Republican doctrine of no expansion of slavery. 9) Highlight the issues in the election of 1860, the sectional divisions it revealed, and explain why Lincoln won. 10) Describe the movement toward secession, the formatinon of the Confederacy, and the failure of the last compromise.
Assess the moral arguments and political actions of those opposed to the spread of slavery in the context of THREE of the following: -Missouri Compromise -Mexican War -Compromise of 1850 -Kansas-Nebraska Act