Wilmot Proviso of 1846: Definition, Summary & Significance


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The Wilmot Proviso of 1846 called for the prohibition of which of the following?

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1. The Wilmot Proviso was aimed at who/what?

2. The Wilmot Proviso was attached as an amendment to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of the Wilmot Proviso of 1846. During the quiz, you will be tested on its purpose and historical significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Prohibition intended by the Wilmot Proviso of 1846
  • Catalyst for the Wilmot Proviso
  • Congressional item to which the Wilmot Proviso was attached

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Wilmot Proviso
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the amendment's historical significance
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about its defeat in a different light

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Wilmot Proviso of 1846: Definition, Summary & Significance, for more information on this subject. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines the Wilmot Proviso
  • Explains conflict within the Democratic Party
  • Covers sectionalism
  • Explores why the Wilmot Proviso was defeated