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Causes of the Civil War #1

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  • Q1
    The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850 were attempts by the federal government to
    reduce the conflict over slavery
    control the migration of settlers to new western territories
    limit immigration from Europe
    settle border disputes with Mexico
  • Q2
    Most Southern political leaders praised the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) because it
    upheld the principle of popular sovereignty
    protected the property rights of slave owners in the territories
    supported the right of a state to secede from the Union
    granted citizenship to all enslaved persons
  • Q3
    In the 1850s, the phrase “Bleeding Kansas” was used to describe clashes between
    Chinese and Irish railroad workers
    Native American Indians and white settlers
    proslavery and antislavery groups
    Spanish landowners and new American settlers
  • Q4
    The publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, contributed to the start of the Civil War by
    convincing Congress to ban the importation of slaves
    pressuring the president to support emancipation
    intensifying Northern dislike of slavery
    exposing the dangers of cotton manufacturing
  • Q5
    The election results shown on this map most clearly reflect the influence of
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    ethnic conflicts
    sectional differences
    nationalist motives
    political stability

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