Primary Source: 'Democrats, Are You Ready?'

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Why does this article's author paint Lincoln in a negative light?

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1. Why does the author mention the names of Scales and Haywood when they are not presidential candidates?

2. What does the author of the article in the Raleigh Weekly Standard mean when he states that electoral votes for Douglas will be cast 'accordingly' by Breckinridge electors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the article Democrats, Are You Ready? with this worksheet/quiz combo. Areas you'll be covering include the reason the author of the article writes negatively about Abraham Lincoln and his mention of Haywood and Scales.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following areas will be addressed on the quiz:

  • The meaning of electoral votes being cast 'accordingly' by Breckinridge electors
  • The author's fear that makes him dislike the Constitutional Union party
  • Constitutional principle endorsed by the author in the article

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the article Democrats, Are You Ready?, including the fear of the author with regard to the Bell ticket
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason the author writes about Scales and Haywood and the Constitutional principle endorsed by the author
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason the author writes about Lincoln in a negative way

Additional Learning

To learn more about the article, you can review the lesson named Primary Source: 'Democrats, Are You Ready?'. These points will be discussed:

  • Major issue of slavery between the Democrats and Republicans
  • Lincoln's victory in the election that led to the Civil War
  • Breckinridge's editorial that was published in a North Carolina newspaper
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