Read Making America: p. 320-326 Toward a House Divided for additional material to answer the questions associated with the map exercises.
Compare Map 13.2 The Compromise of 1850 with the earlier 10.1 Map illustrating the Missouri Compromise.
1. Explain the social, economic, and political changes that occurred between the two compromises and what impact these changes had on the nation’s future.
Compare maps of the Kansas-Nebraska Act (Map 13.3) and the Louisiana Purchase (Map 8.2)
2. How might southerners have responded to northern allegations that they had behaved nefariously by supporting the Kansas-Nebraska Act?