The early 19th century was a time of swift and significant change for many Americans, from almost all walks of life, in many different ways. People also had different responses to these changes, either profiting off of them, resisting them, or simply trying to make sense of them and adapt as best they could. For this essay assignment, you will choose one of the following early 19th century trends: The Market Revolution, westward expansion, or the entrenchment of Southern slavery. In your essay you should explain how most Americans understood the changes around them, as well as who benefitted from them, who fought against them, and why. In formulating your essay, you should make use of at least two primary source documents as well as your textbook. Your thesis statement should answer the question: do you think these changes were positive for American society as a whole?

paper needs to be at least 4 pages long with resources.

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