QUESTION: How did Americans conceptualize citizenship in the decades prior to the Civil War? How were their conceptualizations influenced by race and region?

Use these primary sources: Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), Excerpts from “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs and “The Universal Law of Slavery” by George Fitzhugh, Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro” (1852), the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), and Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech “The Crime Against Kansas.”