FC: Unit 5 Assessment Banks Fisher
2: The Pre-Civil War Era
3: This was a very tense portion of American History. Also known as the Antebellum years, these years were extremely chaotic due to the massive amount of change that would occur during and after the upcoming civil war. Issues between the North and the South were extremely common in this period of time. A major issue was slavery. People in the North found that slavery was extremely immoral. They fought for the emancipation of all blacks, and in fact made slavery illegal in all northern states. The south on the other hand was 100% pro slavery due to the fact that it gave then free labor on their plantations (which was extremely important to the Southern economy). Another major issue can be found in states rights. The North believed in one large federal government, while the South thought that individual state governments should be equally as powerful (if not more powerful) the Federal Government. John C. Calhoun argued in “South Carolina Exposition and Protest” that states should have the right to nullify laws that they found to be unconstitutional because the states themselves had created the Constitution. Others, such as President Andrew, believed that the federal government had authority over the states. The debate reached its highest point in what is known as the Nullification Crisis of 1832–1833, which almost caused an early civil war.
4: TOM | The biggest trickster the south has ever seen | Always looking for some sort of an adventure to embark on; whether is robbing the Arabs at a Sunday school picknick, or freeing a slave that is already free
5: HUCK | A young boy with a great heart, but grew up with a Drunk father | Goes on an adventure worthy of some sort of an award. | Can live off of nothing but a raft, a friend, and a little bit of fun
6: Happiness can be found through isolation from society
7: Judgment prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. -Wayne Dyer
8: Examples of society can be found in literature throughout this section | Just look at the jungle
10: This novel showed the meat packing industry and the society of the people who worked there. The conditions of the immigrants that worked there were absolutely terrible, and the food that came out of it was disgusting. This novel is treated as some what of an informational piece of text that reflects the life styles of the people who worked there. It makes the readers simithatic for the workers, and even inspire some to make a change about it (Theodore Roosevelt).
12: How does the relationship between 2 characters change them?
13: Huck and Jim both have massive effects on one another throughout the novel. Both of them are forever changed by their interactions with one another. Huck learns that people are people no matter what color they are. Huck also allows Jim to live the life of a child, which was something Jim was never able to experience due to slavery. Both of these character's interactions with each other not only allow their characterizations to become=more intriguing, but also allows the reader to make personal connections with the characters.