The Political Situation in 1860 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is most associated with the platform of the Republican Party's platform in 1860?

Question 2 2. Who were the two major candidates nominated for president by the Democratic Party in 1860?

Question 3 3. Which candidate for president in 1860 actually campaigned for themselves instead of relying on supporters to campaign for them?

Question 4 4. Why did the Republican party nominate Lincoln in 1860?

Question 5 5. Which party won the 1860 presidential election?

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Question 6 6. What was the primary focus of the Northern Democrats' platform?

Question 7 7. Which of the following was a reaction to Abraham Lincoln winning the presidency in 1860?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true about slavery in the newly formed American west?

Question 9 9. What is the most likely reason that John Bell was nominated for president in 1860?

Question 10 10. Which of the following was a challenge faced by Lincoln during the war?

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Question 11 11. Which candidate tried something unheard of at the time and campaigned for himself?

Question 12 12. What is popular sovereignty?

Question 13 13. Which party used the slogan 'Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Home'?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT true of the Republican Party?

Question 15 15. Who was the Southern Democrats' presidential candidate in the 1860 election?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was a reason for the split of the Democratic Party in 1860?

Question 17 17. What was the primary issue which Lincoln and Douglas debated?

Question 18 18. Who was the Northern Democrats' presidential candidate in the 1860 election?

Question 19 19. In which year was the Republican Party formed?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 21 21. Why were Southerners, particularly Southern Democrats, hoping to annex Cuba?

Question 22 22. Who did the Republicans nominate as their candidate for president in the election of 1860?

Question 23 23. A person who was more concerned about preserving the Union than slavery and states' rights would LIKELY be a member of what party?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT true of Abraham Lincoln?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is most notable about Lincoln's upbringing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was NOT a plank in the Republican Party's platform?

Question 27 27. What were the two major issues on which the Democrats could not agree?

Question 28 28. Why was Lincoln's plan for reconstruction not fully realized?

Question 29 29. Who was the Constitutional Union Party's presidential candidate in the 1860 election?

Question 30 30. What was the underlying purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation?

The Political Situation in 1860 Chapter Exam Instructions

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