What was at stake in the arguments Americans were having over whether or not slavery should have been allowed to spread into the western territories.
Now that you have read the textbook and watched the videos about westward expansion, use your notes to write a paper that explains what was at stake in the arguments Americans were having over whether or not slavery should have been allowed to spread into the western territories. Start by explaining how the various western territories were acquired. Then discuss the debates over the spread of slavery into those new territories. Make sure to include the key milestones and points of argument in the debate, including the annexation of Texas, the war with Mexico, the Wilmont Proviso, the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott case, John Brown’s Raid, and the Election of 1860.
Type your paper in a Word document and upload it in this assignment.
Double space your essay, and make sure to cite the material you use with parenthetical citations. For example, if you are citing one of the videos, put the title of the video and the time stamp in parentheses at the end of the sentence.
You paper should be 3-5 pages in length.