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