Read Reading the American Past Chapter 14: The House Divided.
EVIDENCE: Using the documents on the House Divided and pertinent contextual information from
Understanding the American Promise answer the following question.
QUESTION: Why did the debate over slavery become a paramount political problem between 1846 and 1861? Why did Americans understand the problem of slavery in so many different ways?
All course essays will be: 750-1000 words in length; typed using 12-point Times New Roman font; double-spaced with one-inch margins, page numbers, and your name on the last page. Evidence should be cited in parentheses, including the relevant document title and page number.