The Impacts of Anti-Slavery Petitions to Congress


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What did John C. Calhoun propose that Congress do regarding anti-slavery petitions?

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1. How did Congress decide to handle anti-slavery petitions in 1836?

2. Which group was responsible for launching a large-scale petition drive during the 1830s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and printable worksheet are designed to assess your knowledge of the impacts of anti-slavery petitions to Congress. You will be quizzed on Senator John C. Calhoun's reaction to the large number of petitions as well as how many petitions were received between 1837 and 1838 alone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to quickly gauge your knowledge of:

  • How Congress decided to handle the anti-slavery petitions in 1836
  • John C. Calhoun's proposition to Congress
  • Group responsible for launching a large-scale petition during the 1830s
  • Demands made by anti-slavery petitioners

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the goals of the anti-slavery petitioners
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Congress dealt with the anti-slavery petitions

Additional Learning

Keep learning about these petitions and their effects by looking at the lesson called The Impacts of Anti-Slavery Petitions to Congress. This lesson can help you accomplish these goals:

  • Define petition
  • Determine the goals of the anti-slavery petitioners in the 1830s
  • Identify what John Quincy Adams fought against
  • Understand what the anti-slavery petition movement highlighted