AP US HISTORY UNIT 6 GUIDE Covering Pageant Chapters 15-18 KEY PEOPLE Dorthea Dix James Russell Lowell Stephen Foster Oliver Wendell Holmes James Fenimore Cooper Elizabeth Cady Stanton Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau Walt Whitman William Cullen Bryant Francis Parkman Brigham Young Horace Greeley Harriet Beecher Stowe Denmark Vesey William Lloyd Garrison Nat Turner Sojourner Truth Frederick Douglass Elijah P. Lovejoy Winfield Scott Zachary Taylor James K. Polk John Slidell David Wilmot John C. Fremont Stephen Douglas Harriet Tubman William H. Seward James Gadsden Millard Fillmore KEY CONCEPTS American Temperance Society Unitarianism Second Great Awakening Transcendentalism Mormons Abolitionism The Liberator American Anti-Slavery Society Peculiar Institution Manifest Destiny Webster-Ashburton Treaty Bear Flag Revolt Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Wilmot Proviso Popular Sovereignty Free Soil Party Fugitive Slave Law Underground Railroad Compromise of 1850 Clayton-Bulwar Treaty Kansas-Nebraska Act Ostend Manifesto POSSIBLE ESSAY QUESTIONS 1. Why did women prove so prominent in the reform crusade of the early nineteenth century? What contributions did they make to social reform? 2. Explain why the "gag resolution" symbolized the threat that slavery constituted for all Americans, both North and South. 3. Write your definition of aggression. Then use this definition to argue that the war against Mexico was or was not a war of American aggression. 4. Explain the widespread popularity of the concept of popular sovereignty as a way to resolve the issue of slavery in the territories. Then explain why, ultimately, it failed.