Essay 1 -- Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national unity between 1800 and 1850. [Unit 3]

Essay 2 -- "Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals." Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to the years 1825-1850.

Essay 3-- Analyze the ways in which supporters of slavery in the nineteenth century used legal, religious, and economic arguments to defend the institution of slavery.

Essay 4 -- Compare the expansionist foreign policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James K. Polk. To what extent did their policies strengthen the United States? [Unit 3]

Essay 5 -- "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 reference to American expansionism in the 1840s.

Essay 6 -- In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence the following: abolitionism, the cult of domesticity, temperance, utopian communities?

Essay 7 -- Analyze the extent to which each of the following influenced the development of democracy between 1820 and 1840: Jacksonian economic policy, changes in electoral politics, westward movement, Second Great Awakening. [Unit 3]

Essay 8 -- To what extent and in what ways did the roles of women change in American society between 1790 and 1860? Respond with reference to each of the following areas: domestic, economic, political, social. [Units 2 and 3]

Essay 9 -- Analyze the effectiveness of political compromise in reducing sectional tensions in the period 1820 to 1861. [Units 3 and 5]

Essay 10 -- To what extent did the debates about the Mexican War and its aftermath reflect the sectional interests of New Englanders, westerners, and southerners in the period from 1845 to 1855? [Unit 5]

Essay 11 -- Compare the experiences of the following groups of immigrants during the period 1830 to 1860: English, Irish, German.

Essay 12 -- Use the following categories to analyze the ways in which African Americans created a distinctive culture in slavery: family, music, oral traditions, religions.

Essay 13 -- Analyze the social, political, and economic forces of the 1840s and early 1850s that led to the emergence of the Republican Party. [Unit 5]

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Essay 15 -- Analyze the political, economic, and religious tensions between immigrant Roman Catholics and native-born Protestants in the United States from the 1830s through the 1850s.