Select one of the following essays.
Your answer must include an introduction, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You cannot quote from the textbook or use outside sources.
1. Discuss the deepening political, economic, social, and slavery-related divisions between North and South in the years 1820-1860. How was each region becoming more distinctive, and how were the two regions becoming more opposed to each other?
2. How did the actions of Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, David Walker, and the slaves aboard the Amistad and the Creole resonate throughout the country? Compare the effects of their actions in the North and South.
3. Discuss the various types of slave resistance. How did individual slaves’ circumstances—age, gender, location, or skill level, for example—make it more or less difficult to defy their masters or escape permantently?