Holt United States History Chapter 15: A Divided Nation (1848-1860) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was Stephen Douglas relevant to the legacy of Henry Clay in the 1850 Compromise?

Question 2 2. Who was an author and abolitionist who wrote about the life of slaves?

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

Question 4 4. The Missouri Compromise which maintained a temporary balance of free and slave states was brokered by which politician?

Question 5 5. What position did Lincoln take in his 'House Divided' speech?

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Question 6 6. Senator John Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

Question 7 7. The Fugitive Slave Act required _____ to help capture and turn over runaway slaves and denied them from having a _____.

Question 8 8. Which of these is an example of popular sovereignty?

Question 9 9. Which was NOT a part of the Compromise of 1850?

Question 10 10. John Brown talked to _____ in the hopes of having the respected abolitionist join his cause.

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Question 11 11. John Brown was put on trial for _____ after the Harper's Ferry incident.

Question 12 12. What is the most likely reason that John Bell was nominated for president in 1860?

Question 13 13. Which candidate tried something unheard of at the time and campaigned for himself?

Question 14 14. Which is true of the 1860 presidential election?

Question 15 15. Who was President of the United States when South Carolina seceded from the Union?

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Question 16 16. Which statement correctly describes the Dred Scott decision?

Question 17 17. Uncle Tom's Cabin gained success as a book and a _____ in the 19th century.

Question 18 18. How did the views of David Wilmot and John Calhoun on slavery differ?

Question 19 19. In the 1850s, what was Lincoln's position regarding the end of slavery?

Question 20 20. Why was California statehood controversial?

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Question 21 21. How was the Fifth Amendment used in the Dred Scott case?

Question 22 22. What was significant about the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Question 23 23. Which party used the slogan 'Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Home'?

Question 24 24. Who attacked Senator Charles Sumner in the nation's capital building?

Question 25 25. Why did Dred Scott file a lawsuit?

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Question 26 26. John Brown's group of soldiers included _____.

Question 27 27. Victory over _____ led to America's increase in land size but also trouble balancing the free and slave states.

Question 28 28. Which future general helped arrest John Brown at Harper's Ferry?

Question 29 29. Which criminal activity was used by the pro-slavery forces to put fear in the hearts of the Free State supporters?

Question 30 30. How did the Dred Scott decision challenge the doctrine of popular sovereignty?

Holt United States History Chapter 15: A Divided Nation (1848-1860) Chapter Exam Instructions

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