Sectional Crisis (1850-1861): Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement correctly describes the Dred Scott decision?

Question 2 2. John Brown talked to _____ in the hopes of having the respected abolitionist join his cause.

Question 3 3. How did the Dred Scott decision challenge the doctrine of popular sovereignty?

Question 4 4. John Brown was put on trial for _____ after the Harper's Ferry incident.

Question 5 5. Which future general helped arrest John Brown at Harper's Ferry?

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Question 6 6. Victory over _____ led to America's increase in land size but also trouble balancing the free and slave states.

Question 7 7. What conflict sparked the Battle of Fort Sumter?

Question 8 8. Which of these events took place in February 1861?

Question 9 9. Who was President of the United States when South Carolina seceded from the Union?

Question 10 10. What was the outcome of the Battle of Fort Sumter?

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Question 11 11. Which is a true statement regarding secession in the American Civil War?

Question 12 12.

Complete this dialogue about President Buchanan:

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

Question 13 13. John Brown's group of soldiers included _____.

Question 14 14. Who was an author and abolitionist who wrote about the life of slaves?

Question 15 15. The election of _____ convinced the South that it was time to secede from the Union.

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Question 16 16. Kansas would ultimately become a _____ state.

Question 17 17. Senator John Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

Question 18 18. Which of the following places the events in correct chronological order?

Question 19 19. What was significant about the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Question 20 20. In the 1850s, what was Lincoln's position regarding the end of slavery?

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Question 21 21. Why did Dred Scott file a lawsuit?

Question 22 22. Which criminal activity was used by the pro-slavery forces to put fear in the hearts of the Free State supporters?

Question 23 23. How was the Fifth Amendment used in the Dred Scott case?

Question 24 24. What prompted the last four states to secede and join the Confederacy?

Question 25 25. Which event was the trigger for South Carolina's secession?

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Question 26 26. John Brown chose Harper's Ferry in the state of _____ to make his last stand against slavery.

Question 27 27. The Missouri Compromise which maintained a temporary balance of free and slave states was brokered by which politician?

Question 28 28. What did President Lincoln attempt to send to Fort Sumter?

Question 29 29. What position did Lincoln take in his 'House Divided' speech?

Question 30 30. Which of these is an example of popular sovereignty?

Sectional Crisis (1850-1861): Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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