Unit V: Westward Expansion & Sectionalism
Unit Description: As the nation expanded from sea to shining sea, and exerted itself further on the global stage, growing sectional tensions - especially over slavery, the balance between states rights and federal power, and economic governance - resulted in political and constitutional crises. These ultimately culminated in the United States Civil War.
Unit Essential Questions
Territorial Expansion of the U.S.
The Missouri Compromise
The Compromise of 1850
Lincoln Douglas Debate
Kansas-Nebraska Act & Sectionalism
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)