(Answered) HIST405N Week 3 Assignment: Case Study

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9, 10 (section 10.4), 11 (section 11.5), 13
  • Lesson
  • 1 primary source that corresponds with your selected topic (noted in the topic instructions)
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Optional Resources to Explore
Feel free to review the library guide for scholarly sources and videos at the following link:

The purposes of each case study assignment include the following:

  • To hone your abilities to research using scholarly sources
  • To advance critical thinking and writing skills
  • To compile a response to the prompts provided
  • To explore a historical topic and make connections to change over time

Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing.

Option 1: The American System, Transportation, and Communication
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Describe the idea of Henry Clay’s “American System.”
  • Based on Clay’s economic vision of America, analyze how the American System would build the American market and economy?
  • Analyze the role of mechanization and communication in the American System.

Option 2: The Indian Removal Act of 1830
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Evaluate the rationale that President Jackson used in the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River. Did the removal have the intended impact?
  • Identify the responsibilities given to the President under the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
  • Compare Jackson’s actions toward Native Americans in the context of his First Inaugural Address with the path of events during the Trail of Tears.
  • Determine if the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River violate the principles found in the Declaration of Independence?

Option 3: The Abolitionist Movement
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Assess if abolitionists were responsible reformers or irresponsible agitators?
  • Explain how abolitionists upheld the Declaration of Independence as the foundation of antislavery and abolitionist thought.
  • Assess the effect of the Gag Rule on the Abolitionist Movement.
  • Analyze how the women’s rights movement would gain momentum from the antislavery movement.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page
  • In-text citations that correspond with your end references


The Abolitionist Movement

For this assignment, I chose to work on the abolitionist movement. It was created to bring slavery to an end.  It called on the federal government to set the slaves free and cease the Atlantic slave trade (Corbett et al., 2017). The institution of slavery was mainly observed in the South. In this discussion, I will analyze how abolitionists used the Declaration of Independence, their influence on the women’s rights movement, and the impact of the gag rule on slavery.

Responsible Reformers or Irresponsible Agitators

The abolitionist movement was primarily composed of responsible reformers, except for a few who acted as irresponsible agitators. Their overall idea was to use legal means. These included protests, demonstrations, and petitions to oppose the institution of slavery in the South (Corbett et al., 2017). However, there were a few radical and aggressive members. These included John Brown. In 1859, Brown galvanized nearly two dozen abolitionists and led a raid of an armory at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. They had hoped to use the weaponry seized from there to use violence against slavery (Corbett et al., 2017)……Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $10