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Stepping Stone 6

1. In what ways do the two banknotes suggest the coming of the Civil War?

2. How do views on slavery differ in the verse (Documents C and D)?

3. How did Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh differ on the question of slavery?

4. How did John C. Calhoun tie slavery and expansion together in 1850?

5. How did the debate over slavery reveal contrasting views of history and the nature of man?