What was Abraham Lincolns philosophy on the slavery issue BEFORE the Civil War (be careful here)? How did Robert E. Lee feel about slavery? What impact did the Mississippi (“The Delta”) cotton industry have on slavery? How did Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens feel about slavery and States’ Rights?
–What was Manifest Destiny and how did it impact the Oregon Trail travelers? What were three of the key trails into the west? What happened with the Donner Party in 1846-7?
–After the American victory after the Mexican-American War, the United States inherited the entire Southwest part of our nation. One of the key areas inherited is California. What significant event took place in 1848-49 that impacted the nation and the world? What is “Sutter’s Mill?” Who owned it and what happened to him? What is significant about the “Celebrated Frog of Calaveras County?”
–What happened at the Alamo and who were the key players in this event? What happened at the massacre at Goliad and what happened at San Jacinto? Who were the key players and what was the final result?