Opposing Viewpoints in American History, Volume 1 From Colonial Times to Reconstruction

ISBN-10: 0737731850
ISBN-13: 9780737731859
Edition: 2007
Authors: John C. Chalberg
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 187
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Colonial America (1582-1750)
Chronology
Preface
Origins of English Settlement
National and Economic Reasons to Colonize the New World (1585)
Religious Reasons to Colonize the New World (1629)
Virginia Is an Abundant New Paradise (1613)
Virginia Is Not a New Paradise (1624)
Contact and Conflict with Native Americans
Indians and Colonists Should Live in Peace (1609)
Indians Should Be Conquered and Exterminated (1622)
A Puritan Missionary's Account of Indians (1646)
A Puritan Captive's Account of Indians (1682)
Religious Disputes in the New World
The Colonies Should Allow Religious Toleration (1657)
Religious Toleration Is Unwise (1647)
A Defense of the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
An Attack on the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
The Great Awakening Is a Welcome Religious Revival (1743)
The Great Awakening Has Led to Harmful Religious Zealotry (1742)
Labor in Colonial America
Poor Europeans Should Come to America as Indentured Servants (1666)
Poor Europeans Should Not Come to America as Indentured Servants (1754)
Slavery Is Immoral (1700)
Slavery Is Moral (1701)
Forging a New Nation (1750-1800)
Chronology
Preface
The Decision to Break from Great Britain
Parliament Is Abusing the Rights of Americans (1764)
Parliament Is Not Abusing the Rights of Americans (1765)
America Must Seek Independence of Great Britain (1776)
America Must Reconcile with Great Britain (1776)
Revolutionary War
War Against the British Is Not Justified (1776)
War Against the British Is Justified (1775)
American Soldiers Should Act Together to Ensure Their Own Welfare (1783)
American Soldiers Should Act in the Nation's Interest (1783)
Creating a New Government
A Strong National Government Is Necessary to Ensure the Nation's Survival (1783)
Strong State Governments Are Maintaining Freedom and Prosperity (1787)
A Republic Must Be Small and Uniform to Survive (1787)
A Viable Republic Can Be Large and Diverse (1787)
The Constitution Needs a Bill of Rights (1788)
The Constitution Does Not Need a Bill of Rights (1788)
Jay's Treaty Should Be Rejected (1795)
Jay's Treaty Should Be Accepted (1796)
The Sedition Act Violates the Bill of Rights (1799)
The Sedition Act Does Not Violate the Bill of Rights (1799)
Antebellum America (1800-1850)
Chronology
Preface
Expanding Nation, Expanding Government
The Louisiana Purchase Should Be Approved (1803)
The Louisiana Purchase Should Be Opposed (1803)
The Federal Government Is Supreme Over the States (1819)
The Federal Government Is Not Supreme Over the States (1819)
Indians Should Be Removed to the West (1830)
Indians Should Be Allowed to Remain in Their Homeland (1830)
The Bank of the United States Should Be Abolished (1832)
The Bank of the United States Should Not Be Abolished (1832)
Social Reform Issues of the Antebellum Era
Suffrage Should Not Be Based on Property (1821)
Suffrage Should Be Limited to Property Holders (1821)
Immigrants Endanger America (1845)
Immigrants Do Not Endanger America (1845)
Women Hold an Exalted Status in America (1841)
Women Hold a Degraded Status in America (1848)
Manifest Destiny and War with Mexico
America Should Not Annex Texas (1844)
America Should Annex Texas (1845)
The United States Must Wage War on Mexico (1846)
The United States Fought Mexico to Gain Territory (1850)
Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Chronology
Preface
Slavery and the Road to Secession
Southern States May Be Forced to Leave the Union (1850)
The Union Must Be Preserved (1850)
Constitutional Rights Do Not Extend to Blacks (1857)
Constitutional Rights Do Extend to Blacks (1857)
Popular Sovereignty Should Settle the Slavery Question (1858)
Slavery Should Not Be Allowed to Spread (1858)
Secession Is Justified (1861)
Secession Is Not Justified (1861)
The Civil War
Freeing the Slaves Should Be the Primary War Aim (1862)
Preserving the Union Should Be the Primary War Aim (1862)
The Emancipation Proclamation Is a Significant Achievement (1862)
The Emancipation Proclamation Is a Worthless Act (1863)
War Justifies the Restriction of Civil Liberties (1863)
War Does Not Justify the Violation of Civil Liberties (1863)
Reconstruction
The South Is a Separate, Conquered Nation (1866)
The South Is Not a Separate, Conquered Nation (1867)
Blacks Should Have the Right to Vote (1866)
Blacks Should Not Have the Right to Vote (1867)
Index

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