Manifest Destiny and The Career of Thomas Jefferson Essays

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There will be four essays. You will choose TWO and write a complete essay on EACH topic. Each essay is worth 50 pts.

Broad topics to think about for the essays.

  • The Roots of Manifest Destiny, Justification, Results. Pro or Con?
  • Assess the career of Thomas Jefferson.
  • Transformation of U.S. from Revolutionaries to Nationalists
  • Transformation of U.S. from Nationalists to Sectionalists

Vocabulary you should know for your essays (this is by no means complete)

List 1

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Embargo Act
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • John Marshall
  • Adams-Onis Treaty
  • American System
  • Transportation Revolution
  • James Madison
  • War of 1812
  • War Hawks
  • James Monroe
  • Era of Good Feeling
  • 2nd Bank of the U.S.
  • Panic of 1819
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Marbury vs. Madison
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Erie Canal
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Texas Revolution
  • William Henry Harrison

List 2

  • John Tyler
  • James Polk
  • 54’ 40 or Fight
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
  • Oregon Territory
  • Mexican War
  • Whigs
  • Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
  • Mexican Cession
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Stephen Douglas
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Republican Party
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Dred Scot
  • Lecompton Constitution
  • Charles Sumner
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • Election of 1860
  • Raid on Harper’s Ferry
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