The Spread of Slavery and the Missouri Compromise As territories were settled and applied to Congress for statehood, Congress had to debate whether each one would be a slaveholding state or a free state. The issue was representation in Congress, especially in the ...
The Second Great Awakening The Great Awakening of the mid-1700s had caused an increase in the number of Protestant congregations in America. The new philosophy of salvation by faith in God and by the public confession of sincere repentance for sins, had flown in ...
Women’s Rights When the nineteenth century began, an American woman was not permit- ted to vote or hold office. By law, she had few rights to her own property or her own earnings. She could not take custody of her children in the event of divorce. There were ...