Based on the text of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, what was the position of the Republican Party in 1858? Was the Republican Party an abolitionist party? Why or why not? If you were a pro-slavery advocate, how would you feel about the platform of the newly formed Republican Party? 12 points
Does the history of the cotton kingdom support or undermine the Jeffersonian vision of white farmers on selfsufficient farms? Explain your answer. 10 points
What roles did women and African Americans play in the American Civil War? Cite at least two specific examples for each group (2 women, 2 African Americans) to support your answer. 20 points
John Brown is often described as a terrorist. Do you agree with this description? Why or why not? What attributes might make him fit this profile? 10 points
What did the antebellum communal projects have in common? How did the ones most influenced by religion differ from those that had other influences? Use a specific example to support your argument. 12 points
Could the differences between the North and South have been worked out in late 1860 and 1861? Could war have been avoided? Provide evidence to support your answer. 10 points
In what ways were antebellum feminists radical? In what ways were they traditional? Explain some of the root problems within the movement that will eventually cause long term problems. 15 points
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