Chapter 15

A Divided Nation

As the United States expanded westward to the Pacific, the question of allowing slavery in the territories became a heated debate in the country. The North believed slavery would eventually die if it was contained to only those places where it already existed; the South believed slavery needed to expand to new areas if it was going to survive. Right or wrong, both the North and South began a long battle to

impose their will on the other eventually culminating in the secession of the Southern states.

Downloadable Worksheets

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Notebook Materials

These are worksheets used for all U.S. History classes. Since most of these activities are cut out and pasted into the notebook, print using only one side of the paper.

Information Worksheets

These are worksheets used outside of the classwork for various activities.