The Crittenden Compromise: Summary & Significance


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In American history, the proposal that eleven Southern states break away from the Northern states is known as what?

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1. The Democrats' proposal to prevent secession and civil war is known as what?

2. States in which slavery had been legal prior to the Civil War are sometimes referred to as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Crittenden Compromise was a proposal debated in Congress prior to the Civil War. Your understanding of this compromise and key terms associated with it will be tested.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your understanding of the Crittenden Compromise, including:

  • The provisions of the compromise
  • States the compromise protected
  • Key objectors

Skills Practiced

Exercise these skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use your knowledge to discern the Crittenden Compromise's importance
  • Information recall - remember what you've read by recognizing the tactic used by the southern states to break away from the northern states
  • Knowledge application - identify which business practice would have been preserved had the Crittenden Compromise been accepted

Additional Learning

To discover more about the Crittenden Compromise, check out the lesson titled The Crittenden Compromise: Summary & Significance. This tutorial examines:

  • John Crittenden's goal behind proposing the compromise
  • The Republican's response to the Crittenden Compromise
  • Events that followed the rejection of the Crittenden Compromise