Manifest Destiny and The Old South Unit Review Guide Manifest Destiny and the West Webster- Ashburton Treaty – 1842 John Louis O’Sullivan Santa Fe Trail Thomas Hart Barton John Sutter John Fremont Annexation of Texas Alamo Sam Houston Battle of San Jacinto James K. Polk Texas Oregon 54’40 or Fight Gen. Zachary Taylor Rio Grande / Nuaces Spot Resolution Opposition Annexing California Winfield Scott Vera Cruz Nicolas Trist Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo California Gold Rush The Old South King Cotton Deep South Tidewater Southern Condition Staple Crops Yeoman Farmers Eli Whitney Cavalier Myth Hill People Peculiar Institution Slave Codes Gabriel Prosser Denmark Vesey Nat Turner Abolition American Anti-Slavery Society Oberlin College Walkers Appeal William Lloyd Garrison The Liberator Frederick Douglas Grimke Sisters Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman Liberty Party Reasons for Slavery Sectionalism David Wilmot (Wilmot Proviso) Popular Sovereignty Lewis Cass Compromise of 1850 John C. Calhoun Daniel Webster Stephen A. Douglas Millard A. Fillmore Free-Soil Party Fugitive Slave Act Uncle Tom’s Cabin Ostend Manifesto William Walker (Nicaragua) Gadsden Purchase Kansas-Nebraska Act Bleeding Kansas John Brown Pottawatomie Massacre Charles Sumner Senator Andrew Butler Preston Brooks Republican Party Freeport Doctrine Gag-Rule James Buchanan Dred Scott v. Sanford Justice Roger Taney Lecompton Constitution Abraham Lincoln John Brown’s Raid John C. Breckenridge William H. Seward John Bell Manifest Destiny and The Old South Unit Review Guide Essay Questions “Although Americans perceived Manifest Destiny as a benevolent movement, it was in fact an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others.” Assess the validity of this statement with specific references to American expansionism in the 1840s. Compare the expansionist foreign policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James K Polk. To what extent did their policies strengthen the United States? Slavery was the dominating reality of all southern life.: Assess the validity of this generalization for TWO of the following aspects of southern life from about 1840 to 1860: Political Social Economic Intellectual life Given the fact that three-fourths of southern whites did not own slaves, why did virtually all of them support slavery as an institution? “By the 1850s the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created.” Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, assess the validity of this statement.