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American History Homework Four

Lecture - Questions

American History Homework Four
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture and answer 6 out of these 8 questions:

1. Explain why the North supported higher tariffs, but the South opposed them.

2. Do you think States have the right to secede from (leave) the United States? Discuss, including a mention of "nullification doctrine."

3. Who was the most politically conservative of the early presidents, after George Washington? Explain.

4. Many say the War of 1812 was an unnecessary war. Your view, please?

5. Choose any mystery or discussion question from the lecture, and write about it.

6. Pick the decision you like most, and the one you like least, by the Marshall Court. Explain.

7. Identify the figures in the cartoon, provide an approximate date, and describe the likely viewpoint of the cartoonist:


The text in the cartoon from left to right (clockwise direction) is:

John Bull: Pray Mr Bruin try if you can make up this little Difference between us-The Wasps and Hornets have Stung me so hard I wish I had never disturbed their Nests.
Columbia: I thank you Mr Bruin but I cannot trust the Bull. 'Tho he has promised to draw his HORNS he must be safe bound to the Stake before I treat with him.
Bruin: Let me unite your hands Madam-Johny and I have been very friendly since I sent him my Fleet to take care of----

8. Describe something that surprises you about the map of the United States in 1840.

Honors Questions

Answer three out of the following questions (in addition to the questions above):

H1. I think we overpaid in buying the Louisiana Purchase, and that it was unconstitutional also. Do you agree?

H2. Pick your favorite political party from the lecture, and explain why.

H3. Discuss any debate topic or mystery related to 1800-1840.

H4. It is said that Andrew Jackson was the first modern president. Why, and would you have voted for him?

H5. Some issues are so divisive -- and so wrong -- that they cause infringement of other constitutional rights. Give a few examples from history, and today.