History Essay VII

Pick one of the notable pre-war era politicians or social figures addressed in the lecture, and assume their position and beliefs. After introducing yourself, choose two issues of note presented in this unit (1820-1861), and provide an editorial response (minimum of 250 words for each issue) that you feel best represents your chosen figure’s perspective during this period. Both responses will be submitted together as one document. You may not choose a work written by your selected figure, two works from the same (other) person, two works about any one issue, or any topics from outside of this unit. Do not reprint any actual editorials from the time as it will lead to steep deductions.


Figure: Abraham Lincoln

Issues of note:

1. The Kansas-Nebraska Act

2. Speech in Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854


*Due at 8pm EST Tomorrow*