The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
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Slavery in the Western Territories To many nineteenth century Americans, the expansion of slavery into Western territories caused a great deal of controversy. Since the drafting of the Constitution in 1787, the North and the South had grown further apart in terms of economy, ideology, and society. The North, especially, was afraid that the South… MORE
Historian James M. McPherson of Princeton University is a Civil War expert. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Battle Cry of Freedom and served as the President of the American Historical Association. In the video below, he discusses the aftermath of the American Civil War in a guest lecture at Stanford University in… MORE