In the fourth decade of the 19th Century America continued to aggressively expand westward
and this movement created conflicts over the issues of slavery and national identity. In the
decade of the 1850s these pressures fractured the Second Party System and set America on the
road to Civil War.
To complete this Lesson, you will do the following:
1) Read Chapter 13
2) Watch the Video: Crash Course US History: War and Expansion
3) Write a 1-2 page reflection paper on the previous two steps.