A reading assignment about the time before the Civil War and the uneasy peace that existed between the North and South, focusing on the issue of popular sovereignty in the western territories. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or if you don't have a textbook! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.