Expanding Toward War

  • How did the United States acquire the land in the west?
  • What was the spoils system and how was it controversial?
  • How did the Indian Removal Act affect Native Americans in the Southeast?
  • How did the issue of tariffs divide the country?
  • Why did nullification threaten the nation?
  • Why did people move west?
  • How did Texas become a state?
  • How did Manifest Destiny impact westward migration?
  • What areas did the United States gain as a result of Manifest Destiny?
  • What goals did the Lewis and Clark expedition have?  What did it accomplish?
  • What were the causes and effects of the War of 1812?
  • What were the effects of the War of 1812?
  • How did the invention of the cotton gin change Southern life?
  • How did economic differences lead to tensions between the North and South?
  • What were the terms of the Missouri Compromise?