The Birth of the Republican Party: Contributing Factors & Platform


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1. Which of the following was NOT a plank in the Republican Party's platform?

2. Which party won the 1860 presidential election?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of the Republican Party. You will be tested on when it was formed and the 1860 presidential election.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Popular sovereignty
  • When the Republican Party was created
  • 1860 presidential election
  • A plank in the party's platform

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Republican Party
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the 1860 election
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about popular sovereignty in a different light

Additional Learning

To study more, review the lesson The Birth of the Republican Party: Contributing Factors & Platform. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the Missouri Compromise
  • Explains the Compromise of 1850
  • Covers the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Explores the impact of Abraham Lincoln