Essay Questions: Sectionalism

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Essay Questions:
Sectionalism
American History II
Compare and contrast life in the North and
South prior to the Civil War. How did this
explain sectionalism?
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Introduction
 In
general terms discuss how economy and lifestyle
create a society
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Life in North
 Northern
 Northern
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Life in South
 Southern
 Southern
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Economy
Urban Lifestyle
Economy
Rural Lifestyle
Conclusion
 Compare
directly and conclude
How did the pursuit of compromise affect the
country during the time period discussed in
class? Be specific (use specific compromises).

Introduction
 Discuss
reasoning for compromise and why
necessary.
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Compromise # 1
 Discuss
one specific compromise, what it was and
why it was written.
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Compromise #2
 Discuss
one specific compromise, what it was and
why it was written.
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Conclusion
 Restate
reasoning and discuss effect.
Explain how Sectionalism existed even in
colonial days and how that early division
developed into a deep division in society

Intro
 Define
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Sectionalism
Colonial
 Discuss
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Pre-Civil War
 Explain
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early division in American society
status of early division prior to civil war
Conclusion
 What
were final signs that war was becoming
inevitable.

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