week 3 assignment case study 1

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9,10(section 10.4), 11(section 11.5), 13
  • 1 primary source that corresponds with your selected topic
  • minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)
  • OpenStax. (2019). U.S. history. OpenStax CNX. Retrieved from https://cnx.org/contents/p7ovuIkl@6.18:gMXC1GEM@7/Introduction (this is the required text)


Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing.

Option 1: The American System, Transportation, and Communication
Read the following primary source:

  • (Links to an external site.) Of Debates in Congress (Clay’s Debate of the American System in 1832) (Links to an external site.) (Click on “Next Image” to see all pages of the debate: pp.258-262.)

Then, address the following:

  • Describe the idea of Henry Clay’s “American System”
  • Based on Clay’s economic vision of America, analyze how the American system would build American Market and economy?
  • Analyze the role of mechanization and communication in the American system.

Option 2: The Indian Removal Act of 1830
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Evaluate the rationale that the president Jackson used in the removal of the Native Americans from the east of the Mississippi River. Did the removal have the intended impact?
  • Identify the responsibility given to the president under the Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Compare Jackson’s action toward Native Americans in the context of his First Inaugural Address with the path of events during the Trail of Tears.
  • Determine if the removal of the Native Americans from the east of the Mississippi River violate of the principles found in the Declaration of Independence?

Option 3: The Abolitionist Movement
Read the following primary source:

  • (Links to an external site.)Declaration of Sentiments of American Anti-Slavery Society (1833) (Click on arrows to view all images of the document. Click on plus and minus signs to enlarge or reduce size of images.)

Then, address the following:

  • Assess if abolitionist were Responsible reformers or irresponsible agitators?
  • Explain how abolitionist upheld the Declaration of Independence as the foundation of antislavery and abolitionist thought.
  • Assess the effect of the Gag rule not the abolitionist Movement.
  • Analyze how the women’s rights movement would gain momentum from the antislavery movement.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including the title page or reference page)
  • 1- inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • Reference page
  • in-text citations that correspond with your end references
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