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Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Summary & Analysis

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Which law(s) forbade people from forcibly removing African Americans from the state for purposes of slavery or servitude?

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1. Edward Prigg was convicted of violating which law?

2. Which law was enacted as a 'compromise' to help meet the wishes of both the North and the South?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet combo test your knowledge of notable laws and the outcome of the Supreme Court case Prigg v. Pennsylvania. Each multiple-choice question will ask you to choose the best answer from the four possible answers provided.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment resources will help you gauge your comprehension of:

  • Laws that forbade the kidnapping of freed or previously enslaved African Americans
  • Edward Prigg's conviction
  • The law that was established as a compromise for both Southern and Northern states
  • How certain states prevented state officials from assisting with the return of slaves
  • Why Pennsylvania anti-kidnapping laws were deemed unconstitutional

Skills Practiced

This quiz and matching worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Pennsylvania's laws and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edward Prigg and his court case
  • Distinguish differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the legal protections desired by the Southern states versus the protections Northern states wished to provide African Americans

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson titled Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Summary & Analysis provides more detailed information regarding this Supreme Court case. In addition to the topics discussed in the quiz, you'll also learn about:

  • Federalism
  • Emancipation
  • State powers versus federal government powers
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