Who Was Stephen Douglas? - Facts, Debates & Timeline


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Which political party did Stephen Douglas belong to?

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1. Which legislative accomplishment launched Douglas to national prominence?

2. Which of Douglas's political accomplishments opened new territories to slavery based on popular sovereignty'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This practice quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of information about Stephen Douglas. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on the political party Douglas belonged to and his political accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessment, you will be tested on:

  • The political party Douglas was a member of
  • Legislative accomplishment that made Douglas well-known nationally
  • Popular sovereignty
  • 1858 Illinois election for U.S. Senator

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the accomplishments of Douglas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about slavery
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related politics lesson

Additional Learning

To understand more about the accomplishments of Douglas, review the accompanying lesson, Who Was Stephen Douglas? - Facts, Debates & Timeline. This lesson will look at the following objectives:

  • Learn about Douglas' childhood
  • Discusses the Mexican-American War
  • Explains the contributions of Senator Henry Clay
  • Find out about the death of Douglas