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Expansion, Reform, and Controversy (1815-1860)

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Manifest destiny, or the belief that the new nation was “destined” to spread across North America, led to westward expansion. Nationalism accelerated the process as American explorers took their spirit of independence to demand more territory from Native Americans who were ill equipped to stop them. For these colonists, the lands out west represented potential wealth and freedom. As the nation set up new territories, disagreements arose as a result of opposing opinions in different areas of the country. Sectionalist controversies included slavery and women’s rights. When the federal government’s compromises did not solve the growing wedge between those who believed slavery to be a “necessary evil” and the abolitionists who fought against it, tensions mounted throughout the country.


There are >25 primary school level questions, 25-50 elementary school level questions, 50-100 middle school level questions, 250-275 high school level questions, and 25-50 advanced placement level questions about Expansion, Reform, and Controversy in Castle Learning. These multiple choice and constructed response questions can be used for review, homework, assessments and more.

Subtopics of Expansion, Reform, and Controversy include:

  • Defining Expansion, Reform, and Controversy
  • Understanding Culture Through Art and Literature
  • Characteristics of Different Communities
  • Impact of Technology on our World
  • International Holidays and Festivals

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Bloom’s Cognitive levels addressed in Expansion, Reform, and Controversy:

Question Attribute Elementary School Middle School High School
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Bloom’s Cognitive 5 – Evaluate

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Bloom’s Cognitive 6 – Create

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Bloom’s Knowledge levels addressed in Expansion, Reform, and Controversy:

Question Attribute Elementary School Middle School High School
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Bloom’s Knowledge 2 – Conceptual check.png check.png check.png
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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge levels addressed in Expansion, Reform, and Controversy:

Question Attribute Elementary School Middle School High School
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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge 2 – Skill/Concept check.png check.png check.png
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge 3 – Strategic Thinking cross.png check.png check.png
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge 4 – Extended Thinking cross.png cross.png check.png
Sample Questions from Expansion, Reform, and Controversy:
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Elementary School Sample Question – Teacher View

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Middle School Sample Question – Teacher View

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High School Sample Question – Teacher View

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