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Western Expansion and the issue of slavery

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  • Q1
    plan that opposed slavery into the western territories
    Compromise of 1820
    The Great Compromise
    Compromise of 1850
    Wilmot Proviso
    30s
  • Q2
    the process of taking states of the union
    secession
    popular sovereignty
    nullification
    All of the above
    30s
  • Q3
    the idea that citizens of each new territory should be allowed to decide if they wanted to permit slavery or not
    Freedom vote
    popular sovereignty
    Wilmot Proviso
    secession
    30s
  • Q4
    book that changed Northern perception of Africans and slavery
    Underground Railroad
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Tubman's book
    All of the above
    30s
  • Q5
    was apart of the Compromise of 1850 and was created by Henry Clay. This law benefits slaveholders
    All of the above
    Fugitive Slave Act
    Compromise of 1820
    Run away slave Act
    30s
  • Q6
    informal but well organized system that helps thousands of enslaved persons escape
    Underground Railroad
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Fugitive Slave Act
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    30s
  • Q7
    this law organized the Nebraska territory
    Fugitive Slave Act
    Tubman's Law
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Run away slave act
    30s
  • Q8
    personally guided 300 slaves to freedom
    Jame Oglethore
    All of the above
    Frederick Douglas
    Harriet Tubman
    30s
  • Q9
    The discovery of gold brought thousands of new residents to
    California
    Maine
    Oregon
    Texas
    30s
  • Q10
    The issue of slavery's expansion divided the country not along party lines, but along
    religious lines
    sectional lines
    international lines
    judicial lines
    30s
  • Q11
    The first battleground between those favoring the extension of slavery and the opposing it was
    Oregon
    Nebraska
    California
    Kansas
    30s
  • Q12
    A person claiming that an African American had escaped from slavery had only to point out that person as a run away to take him or her in custody
    Popular Sovereighty
    Wilmot Proviso
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Fugitive Slave Act
    30s
  • Q13
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act had enraged many people who opposed the extension of slavery because it repealed the
    Fugitive Slave Act
    Lecompton constitution
    Missouri Compromise
    Freeport Doctrine
    30s
  • Q14
    What became a political issue itself and further intensified the sectional conflict rather than removing the issue of slavery in the territories from politics as hoped?
    the Republican Party
    the Dred Scott Case
    the Lincoln and Douglas debates
    the election of 1856
    30s
  • Q15
    A person claiming that an African American had escaped from slavery had only to point out that person as a runaway to take him or her into custody under the
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Popular Sovereignty Act
    Wilmot Proviso
    Fugitive Slave Act
    30s

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