Review Chapters 13 and 14 in Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty and post a minimum of 600 words that answers the questions in the prompt below; then, reply to the posts of two of your classmates (250 words for each response). Be critical and discuss what they posted in a larger context, or remind them of some significant information that is related to their response. You need to do more than just agree with them. Critique them and build on what they are saying….
How did western expansion affect the sectional tensions between the North and the South? How did sectional voting patterns in the 1860 presidential election enable southern “fire-eaters” to justify secession? How did federal policies enacted during the Civil War transform the United States (economically, socially, ideologically)? What was the impact of the Civil War on civil liberties?
Be sure to cite specific information and examples from the textbook using parenthetical citation format, simply put the page number from where you found your information in parenthesis, like this (102). Don’t worry, these chapters are loaded with information that will allow you to answer these discussion questions. Try to write in your own words and do not use “direct quotes” in quotation marks. Be specific and avoid vague generalizations. You will need to examine Chapters 13 and 14, so get ready. All primary posts and replies need cited examples from the textbook.