Sectional Crisis (1850-1861) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What were the different factions fighting over in 'Bloody Kansas?'

Question 2 2. What prompted the last four states to secede and join the Confederacy?

Question 3 3. In what way did Buchanan bring the nation closer to Civil War?

Question 4 4. The Fugitive Slave Act required _____ to help capture and turn over runaway slaves and denied them from having a _____.

Question 5 5. How did the Dred Scott decision challenge the doctrine of popular sovereignty?

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Question 6 6. would have been more likely to support John Brown while would have denounced him.

Question 7 7. John Brown's group of soldiers included _____.

Question 8 8. Victory over _____ led to America's increase in land size but also trouble balancing the free and slave states.

Question 9 9. What issue split the Democrat Party in the 1860 presidential election?

Question 10 10. How did the South respond to Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860?

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Question 11 11. Which was NOT part of the Dred Scott decision?

Question 12 12. Which future general helped arrest John Brown at Harper's Ferry?

Question 13 13. What did Abraham Lincoln gain from his series of debates against Stephen Douglas?

Question 14 14. Kansas would ultimately become a _____ state.

Question 15 15. What role did Uncle Tom's Cabin play in the fight over slavery?

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Question 16 16. Uncle Tom's Cabin gained success as a book and a _____ in the 19th century.

Question 17 17. What conflict sparked the Battle of Fort Sumter?

Question 18 18. What was significant about the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Question 19 19. Which event was the trigger for South Carolina's secession?

Question 20 20. A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.' Who spoke these words?

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Question 21 21. Which criminal activity was used by the pro-slavery forces to put fear in the hearts of the Free State supporters?

Question 22 22. The election of _____ convinced the South that it was time to secede from the Union.

Question 23 23. What position did Lincoln take in his 'House Divided' speech?

Question 24 24. John Brown talked to _____ in the hopes of having the respected abolitionist join his cause.

Question 25 25. Which event is considered the start of the Civil War?

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

Question 27 27. In the 1850s, what was Lincoln's position regarding the end of slavery?

Question 28 28. Which is true of the 1860 presidential election?

Question 29 29. Which is a true statement?

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

Sectional Crisis (1850-1861) Chapter Exam Instructions

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