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  • Q1
    Which of these laws did the Kansas-Nebraska Act effectively repeal?
    the Fugitive Slave Act
    the Compromise of 1850
    the Missouri Compromise
    the Wilmot Proviso
  • Q2
    The disputes between proslavery and antislavery residents in the Kansas Territory resulted in
    two governments.
    no government.
    each town having its own government.
    one ineffective government.
  • Q3
    Why was Senator Charles Sumner beaten unconscious on the floor of the Senate?
    He verbally attacked a southern senator.
    He spoke out against southern violence.
    He criticized the proslavery legislature in Kansas.
    He was an outspoken abolitionist.
  • Q4
    Which of the following best describes those who disapproved of the ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford?
    proslavery advocates
    African Americans and northerners
  • Q5
    Why was the nation interested in the Senate race between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln?
    Douglas supported slavery and Lincoln wanted to limit its expansion.
    Both candidates wanted slavery abolished.
    Illinois was the largest state at the time.
    They were both widely known.
  • Q6
    Why was John Brown considered a hero by many northerners?
    He attempted to lead a slave army.
    He had earlier murdered antislavery settlers in Kansas.
    He successfully raided a federal arsenal at Hanks Ferry.
    He was a martyr willing to give his life up for what he believed in.
  • Q7
    What does Lincoln mean, when he says, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
    The government must reach an agreement on the slavery issues or slavery will spread.
    The divisions brought about by the issue of slavery may result in the dissolution of the United States as a nation.
    Citizens in small towns who cannot resolve their disagreements over the issue of slavery will eventually take arms against each other.
    The tensions among the three branches of government over the issue of slavery threaten to change the structure of the government.
  • Q8
    The main reason that the South supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act was that the South
    supported Stephen Douglas.
    hoped that Kansas would become a slave state.
    knew the act would not be enforced.
    approved of popular sovereignty.
  • Q9
    The Kansas Territory was called "Bleeding Kansas" because of
    the attacks on Free-Soil newspapers.
    the murders of five abolitionists.
    the battles between proslavery and antislavery settlers.
    the misery of the slaves owned by proslavery settlers.
  • Q10
    The Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford stated that Congress did not have the power to
    protect free African Americans.
    return escaped enslaved African Americans.
    outlaw the Missouri Compromise.
    outlaw slavery anywhere.
  • Q11
    The main goal of the new Republican party in the 1850s was to
    stop the spread of slavery.
    replace the Whig party.
    eliminate slavery.
    be a voice for the common person.
  • Q12
    The idea that God and history had selected America to expand its boundaries over the continent of North America was known as
    Manifest Destiny.
    divine right.
    white supremacy
  • Q13
    Abraham Lincoln
    believed slavery was morally wrong but was not an abolitionist.
    believed the expansion of slavery would hurt the spread of free labor.
    had been a Democrat before he became a Republican.
    tried to avoid the slavery issue in his debates with Douglas.
  • Q14
    The single event that did the most to convince white Southerners they could not live safely in the Union was
    the Pottawatomie Massacre.
    the election of Lincoln.
    the Dred Scott decision.
    John Brown's raid.
  • Q15
    What led to the violence in Kansas in 1855?
    the repeal of the Compromise of 1850
    the rivalry between proslavery and antislavery settlers
    the verdict in Dred Scott v. Sandford
    the election of Abraham Lincoln as President

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