In this week’s chapter readings (Greenberg, chapters 6 and 7), primary source document (Appeal of the Independent Democrats in Congress, to the people of the United States), and videos (Death Runs Riot, The Abolitionists: Part 2, and The Abolitionists: Part 3), one of the primary issues facing America was the problem of racial hierarchy, and how that particular issue became a theme of Manifest Destiny in America at that time, and a major debate between two warring factions. 1,966 more words