US History Chapter 10 -The Union in Crisis-

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In the late 1840s, what led to the question of whether slavery should expand to the territories?

The results of the Mexican War

Abolitionists believed that slavery

morally wrong and wanted to end it.

Who wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854?

Stephen Douglas

What event started "Bleeding Kansas"?

Border ruffians raided the anti-slavery town of Lawrence, Kansas

Which of these were nullified by the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

Missouri Compromise

Seceding states believed that they had to leave the Union in order to

protect their property and their way of life.

How did Lincoln approach the issue of slavery in his speeches?

He condemned slavery and affirmed the idea of African American’s natural rights

What is the "domestic institution" that Lincoln is referring to in his inaugural address?


James Buchanan promised to

end the agitation over the issue of slavery.

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncles Tom’s Cabin infuriated the South because it

spread anti-slavery sentiment in the North.

The events of "Bleeding Kansas" can be attributed to

the competition of opposing political groups.

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 angered northerners because it

increased federal intervention in the affairs of independent states.

In the election of 1848 the major parties were forced to take a stand on slavery because of

the rise of the Free Soil Party.

"Bleeding Kansas" demonstrated that popular sovereignty was

an unworkable solution for the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Which of the following events directly caused the outbreak of the Civil War?

The attack at Fort Sumter

To what did Abraham Lincoln refer when he said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."?

What provision did the Compromise of 1850 include?

California would be admitted as a free state

The election of 1860 showed that the North and the South were two distinct political entities because

Lincoln won without a single Southern electoral vote.

What was Lincoln’s view on African Americans?

They were entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Why did South Carolina secede from the Union?

They believed that Lincoln was hostile to slavery

Why did the Confederate States of America write a constitution that prohibited importing slaves from other countries?

To win the support of Britain and France

Why was Abolitionist John Brown executed?

For his attempt to seize the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry

The Dred Scott decision stated that slaves

were the property of their owners.

Why did John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry fail?

Few Americans would join a rebellion organized by Brown

Why did Crittenden’s Compromise fail?

Lincoln convinced senators to vote against the compromise

Why did Lincoln refer to the right of each State to control its own affairs in his inaugural address?

To assure the Southern states that they would make their own decision about slavery

What conductor on the Underground Railroad was known as "Black Moses"?

Harriet Tubman

Who was the Free-Soil Party’s candidate for President?

Martin Van Buren

Under the new Fugitive Slave Act passed in 1850,

citizens who helped runaway slaves could be imprisoned.

In Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address, he declared that

no state can lawfully leave the Union by its own action.

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