1 Discuss the major elements of the compromise of 1850.
2 Could anything have been done to resolve the issues of the sectional crisis of the 1850s? Explain.
3 In what ways did popular sovereignty stir up sectional tensions in the 1850s?
4 What incidents and events played a primary role in the increasing southern fears concerning growing northern hostility toward the southern way of life?
5 What were the southern arguments for secession?