Your response to each essay must be at least 500…

Your response to each essay must be at least 500…

Your response to each essay must be at least 500 words in length.
1. Were the Alien and Sedition Acts constitutional? If you believe they were not, justify your answer using evidence from the Bill of Rights.
2. The turbulent election of 1800 stoked fears that party divisions would ruin the country. Discuss the outcome of the election and Jefferson’s peaceful “revolution of 1800.” Discuss some of the early challenges to his presidency which tested his resolve to keep the government small.
3. The politics of race produced the most divisive issue during Monroe’s term. Discuss the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and how it highlighted the country’s ability to compromise as well as laid the foundation for future conflict.
4. Discuss the character and impact of the economic and legal revolutions on the American economy between 1815 and 1840. Did this market revolution have to be so antagonistic toward laborers? Explain your answer.
5. Between 1840 and 1850, the United States gained one-third more land than it had previously, achieving its expansionist goal of stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Briefly discuss three major land acquisitions made during that decade. Include important events and their final outcomes, and outline which lands were added to America.
6. Although a new nation was created under the Constitution in 1789, there were already significant differences between the North and the South. Discuss the evolution of the South as a distinctive region economically. What role did slavery play? How did white Southerners enforce slavery and argue its positive aspects?
7. What motivated so many Americans to fight and kill one another in the long and bloody American Civil War? What did they believe they were fighting for?
8. Although moderate Republicans did not champion black equality, southern obstinacy and President Johnson’s leniency toward the South forged unity among Republican factions. Rather than accept Johnson’s claim that the “work of restoration” was done, Congress challenged his executive power. Discuss Congress’s passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments. What were the basic tenets of these amendments and what were the reactions to them? 

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