Manifest Destiny and The Old South Unit Review Guide

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
Sam Houston
Battle of San Jacinto
James K. Polk
54’40 or Fight
Gen. Zachary Taylor
Rio Grande / Nuaces
Spot Resolution
Annexing California
Winfield Scott
Vera Cruz
Nicolas Trist
Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo
California Gold Rush
The Old South
King Cotton
Deep South
Southern Condition
Staple Crops
Yeoman Farmers
Eli Whitney
Cavalier Myth
Hill People
Peculiar Institution
Slave Codes
Gabriel Prosser
Denmark Vesey
Nat Turner
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
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
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:
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.