This product poses the essential question to students, does the United States have a mission to expand freedom and democracy (manifest destiny)? This assessment requires students to analyze the included 11 primary sources in order to write an essay in response to the question.
This packet includes various types of primary sources including images, texts, and maps. The primary sources provide information for both sides of the argument giving students unbiased and thorough support.
This is a great activity for a summative assessment, or you could adjust it by taking out the essay component or tweaking the question to suit your needs.