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This paper is worth 100 points. The due date is Saturday August 10, 12 noon. Papers should be typed, double-spaced in MS Word, using regular font and standard margins. Your paper should be 3 pages in length. Upload this paper in Canvas.
You should use the chapter sections to write most of your paper. Use the specific sources listed to illustrate, emphasize, etc. your main point/s. Please note: the assignment does not ask you to simply summarize each of the sources. You should use the textbook and sources to write a coherent answer to the question.
From the 1830s on, the major political debate in the United States revolved around the question of slavery. Why do you believe that slavery was the major political issue in the United States from the 1830s? How did the federal government resolve the issue (Chapters 11-14).
Corwin, Against the Mexican War (section 11.2.1)
Dew, Defense of Slavery (12.2.1)
Video: the Compromise of 1850 (13.1.1)
Supreme Court Rules in Dred Scott (13.2.1)
Abraham Lincoln Defines his Position on Slavery (14.2)
Emancipation Proclamation (14.2.2)
Video: Emancipation Proclamation (14.2.2)