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Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. John Brown's group of soldiers included _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following were reactionary measures taken by abolitionists/northerners against the Fugitive Slave Act?

Question 4 4. John Brown talked to _____ in the hopes of having the respected abolitionist join his cause.

Question 5 5. What is the most likely reason that John Bell was nominated for president in 1860?

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Question 6 6. What group supported Pierce's endeavor?

Question 7 7. Who was the Southern Democrats' presidential candidate in the 1860 election?

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

Question 9 9. In the 1850s, what was Lincoln's position regarding the end of slavery?

Question 10 10. How did many Northerners respond to the Dred Scott decision?

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Question 11 11. Who attacked Senator Charles Sumner in the nation's capital building?

Question 12 12. A person who was more concerned about preserving the Union than slavery and states' rights would LIKELY be a member of what party?

Question 13 13. How did the Dred Scott decision challenge the doctrine of popular sovereignty?

Question 14 14. Who was the Northern Democrats' presidential candidate in the 1860 election?

Question 15 15. Kansas would ultimately become a _____ state.

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Question 16 16. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that _____.

Question 17 17. John Brown chose Harper's Ferry in the state of _____ to make his last stand against slavery.

Question 18 18. The attempted acquisition of Cuba and the Ostend Manifesto made Pierce's presidency largely _____.

Question 19 19. John Brown was put on trial for _____ after the Harper's Ferry incident.

Question 20 20. The Ostend Manifesto was named after Ostend, Belgium. Who crafted and campaigned for the manifesto?

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Question 21 21. How were runaway slaves treated during the Civil War with the Fugitive Slave Act still in place?

Question 22 22. What was the primary focus of the Northern Democrats' platform?

Question 23 23. If Spain refused to sell Cuba, the Ostend Manifesto threatened the Spanish with which of the following?

Question 24 24. For what reason was the Fugitive Slave Act adopted?

Question 25 25. What is true of the case Dred Scott vs E.I Emerson?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is FALSE of Dred Scott?

Question 27 27. Which future general helped arrest John Brown at Harper's Ferry?

Question 28 28. Which argument was used by the Scotts in 1846 during their court case against Mrs Emerson?

Question 29 29. The Fugitive Slave Act was an inclusion in what larger piece of legislation?

Question 30 30. What were American anti-slavery forces called?

Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America Chapter Exam Instructions

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