Sectionalism in U.S. History: Definition & Conflict


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What two wars defined the beginning and end of the Antebellum Period?

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1. Before the Civil War, where was the issue of slavery really becoming a divisive topic?

2. What did the Missouri Compromise accomplish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In many respects, the history of the United States is defined by something called sectionalism. This quiz and worksheet will serve as a great assessment and study guide for learning about the importance and role of sectionalism in US history. Some points you will be tested on include the time period in which sectionalism was most prominent and its effects on national politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The time frame of the Antebellum period
  • Where the issue of slavery was most divisive
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • The Compromise of 1850
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on American issues involving sectionalism
  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the Antebellum period in United States history
  • Knowledge application -use the understanding of this subject you have gained from the lesson to identify key compromises, laws and issues that were driven by sectionalism in the Antebellum period

Additional Learning

Learn even more about this subject with the associated lesson called Sectionalism in U.S. History - Definition & Conflict. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Antebellum period
  • The issue of slavery
  • Attempts at compromise
  • Effects of sectionalism