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DBQ desperation and only another four hours to write

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Chajinka's picture
Joined: Dec 2005
DBQ desperation and only another four hours to write

Ok, so here's the question:

In the early nineteenth century, Americans sought to resolve their political disputes through compromise, yet by the 1860's this no longer seemed possible. Analyze the reasons for this change.

I think my brain turned off. The documents include Henry Clay's speech to the senate, "Declaration of the National Anti-Slavery convention", an editorial cartoon depicting the whole cane episode in the House, the "Resolution of the Pinkney Convention" and Daniel Webster's speech to the senate,a map showing the split of the presidential election of 1860, and a section of an Abraham Lincoln speech.

I hate to whine, but I'm stuck, and I'm tired. So please help me. What would you mention?

wingless's picture
Joined: Aug 2005

missouri compromise, mexico cession, compromise of 1850, fugitive slave law, kansas-nebraska act, split of democratic party over dred scott case and bleeding kansas, 4 way battle for president in election of 1860, and secesion.

mention opposition to each compromise, tensions between the two, and how each one affected the mindset of the common people of each region.

there's alot of info in this dbq. i just did this one a few days ago.

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