1. What were the main concepts of Manifest Destiny?

2. Describe the factors that created a dynamic economic growth between 1820 and 1850.

3. Was the war with Mexico inevitable? Explain.

4. Discuss the major elements of the compromise of 1850.

5. In what ways did popular sovereignty stir up sectional tensions in the 1850s?

B. Read the hyperlinked article and respond to one of the questions.

-Explain how a bill passed in 1854 could be credited to sending the nation into civil war seven years later?


-What was Stephan A. Douglas attempting to achieve with the Kansas-Nebraska Act?