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Buildup to the American Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was significant about the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Question 2 2. The election of _____ convinced the South that it was time to secede from the Union.

Question 3 3. John Brown chose Harper's Ferry in the state of _____ to make his last stand against slavery.

Question 4 4. What were American anti-slavery forces called?

Question 5 5. Which statement correctly describes the Dred Scott decision?

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Question 6 6. Who attacked Senator Charles Sumner in the nation's capital building?

Question 7 7. Which criminal activity was used by the pro-slavery forces to put fear in the hearts of the Free State supporters?

Question 8 8. John Brown was put on trial for _____ after the Harper's Ferry incident.

Question 9 9. Which event was the trigger for South Carolina's secession?

Question 10 10. What position did Lincoln take in his 'House Divided' speech?

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Question 11 11. How was the Fifth Amendment used in the Dred Scott case?

Question 12 12. John Brown's group of soldiers included _____.

Question 13 13. What prompted the last four states to secede and join the Confederacy?

Question 14 14. Which future general helped arrest John Brown at Harper's Ferry?

Question 15 15. Senator James Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

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Question 16 16. The Fugitive Slave Act required _____ to help capture and turn over runaway slaves and denied them from having a _____.

Question 17 17. In the 1850s, what was Lincoln's position regarding the end of slavery?

Question 18 18. What did President Lincoln attempt to send to Fort Sumter?

Question 19 19. John Brown talked to _____ in the hopes of having the respected abolitionist join his cause.

Question 20 20. Who was an author and abolitionist who wrote about the life of slaves?

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Question 21 21.

Complete this dialogue about President Buchanan:

President Buchanan did everything he could to avoid the Civil War.

Question 22 22. Which of the following places the events in correct chronological order?

Question 23 23. Which is true of the 1860 presidential election?

Question 24 24. Kansas would ultimately become a _____ state.

Question 25 25. How did the Dred Scott decision challenge the doctrine of popular sovereignty?

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Question 26 26. Which of these events took place in February 1861?

Question 27 27. What conflict sparked the Battle of Fort Sumter?

Question 28 28. What was the outcome of the Battle of Fort Sumter?

Question 29 29. Uncle Tom's Cabin gained success as a book and a _____ in the 19th century.

Question 30 30. Why did Dred Scott file a lawsuit?

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