I need answers to these questions in short essays about United States history. Provide evidence, details or citation from the book. I will provide you with access to the eBook.
Book: David Emory Shi, America: The Essential Learning Edition — Volume I, 2nd Edition, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (2018).
Short Essays • response addresses all components of the question • response demonstrates a thorough understanding of historical context and accurately situates the material in a chronological framework • response aims to analyze, rather than merely describe, the material • analysis demonstrates sophistication and understanding of complexities and nuance • response provides appropriately selected specific examples as evidence • response is exceptionally well-written
- Essays should be three to five full paragraphs long for each question and you should strive to write in full sentences with grammatically correct language.
- 1- Why and how was slavery such a divisive issue from the turn of the nineteenth century to the Civil War? In answering this question, you should discuss the institution of slavery, its spread, and the political debates it generated. A complete response will take into account both white and black (free and enslaved) experiences, as well as address the role slavery played in the coming of the Civil War.
- 2- What were some of the key ways in which people fought for greater inclusion in American society from the early 1800s until the outbreak of the Civil War -- and to what extent did they succeed? In framing your response, you’ll want to draw comparisons between different groups of people (such as women, African Americans, Native Americans, white landowners, working class people, immigrants, etc.) and different topics, such as politics, reform work, religion, and so on.
- 3- America was founded on ideals of the inherent equality of “mankind” and liberty and justice for all. Based on what we’ve learned about American history from the establishment of the nation until the end of the Civil War, do you think that the United States lived up to those ideals? Why or why not? In building your argument, you should draw an examples that show change or continuity over time as well as diversity of experience within America.
Explanation & Answer
Expansion, Industrialization, and Growing Nationalism – Outline
Why and how was slavery such a divisive issue from the turn of the Nineteenth
century to the Civil War?
A. From the turn of the 19th century to the civil war, slavery became a significant
divisive issue in America
B. The countries of the north had diversified their economies and relied on
industrialization while the southern states still depended on large plantations
which required slaves for cheap labor.
C. Despite the push to end slavery, after the revolution, it became quite tricky. The
south became more committed to slavery
D. Southerners felt that the northerners were trying to kill their economy and
therefore staged ridicule and violence against the abolitionists
II. What were some of the key ways in which people fought for greater inclusion in
American society from the early 1800s until the outbreak of the Civil War and to what
extent did they succeed?
Throughout the history of the United States, different groups, including the AfricanAmericans, native-American, landowners, and immigrants, have tried to fight for
inclusion in various ways
African American fought for inclusion by escaping the region where they were racially
discriminated such as the southern states to northern states.
American women started to form movements to fight for their right and equality in the
The natives did not want only stage wars but also signed several treaties, including the
agreement of Hopewell that aim to place the Cherokees under the protection of the state.
III. America was founded on ideals of the inherent equality of "mankind" and liberty and
justice for all. Based on what we've learned about American history from the establishment
of the nation until the end of the Civil War, do you think that the United States lived up to
those ideals? Why or why not?
The concept of equality and freedom is not something that founders did not create for