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Foy Ch. 15 Test

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What act divided what was left of the Louisiana Purchase in two? Kansas Nebraska Act
What territory had two governments in 1856? Kansas
Which fugitive slave from Virginia was arrested in Boston in 1854? Anthony Burns
What Senator of South Carolina asked that the slave states be allowed “to separate and part in peace?’ John C. Calhoun
What government body handed down the decision in the Dred Scott case? Supreme Court
What was the name for the eruption of violence that destroyed a Kansas town? Sack of Lawrence
Within a decade of its publication in 1862, what anti-slavery novel shocked the nation and had sold 2 million copies? Uncle Tom's Cabin
Who won the presidential election of 1856? James Buchanan
You are a slave who has run away from your plantation in Virginia and has sought refuge in New York. What law allows you to be arrested and brought back to your owner, even if you're in a free state? Fugitive Slave Act
Who was the abolitionist who led an attack along the Pottawatomie Creek? John Brown
Who was the Republican nominee for president in 1856? John C. Fremont
The Confederate States of America formed their own constitution that gave citizens the right to do what? own slaves
What policy gave American citizens the power to decide whether to allow slavery in the territories? Freeport Doctrine
John is from Louisiana. He believes that northerners should mind their own business and allow southerners to have slaves. He doesn't care about what is best for the country as a whole, but what is best for the South. What is this an example of? sectionalism
What Illinois senator wanted to run a railroad to the Pacific from Chicago? Stephen Douglas
The debate over the growth of what issue influenced the election of 1852? slavery
Referring to the Mexican Cession, what document stated that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist in any part of [the] territory?” Wilmot Proviso
On March 7, 1850, what Senator of Massachusetts spoke in front of the Senate in favor of the Compromise of 1850? Daniel Webster
A debate began throughout the nation after what slave sued for his freedom in 1846? Dred Scott
What man beat a senator unconscious with a cane? Preston Brooks
Proposed by Henry Clay, what compromise called for California to enter the Union as a free state, among other conditions? Compromise of 1850
Abraham Lincoln is said to have called what person the “little lady who made this big war?’ Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Republican Party nominated what man from Illinois for the U.S. Senate in 1858? Abraham Lincoln
What was the first state to secede from the Union? South Carolina
Who was the senator from Massachusetts who spoke out against the pro-slavery population of Kansas? Charles Sumner
At what event did Abraham Lincoln argue with Stephen Douglas that the nation cannot be "half free and half slave?" Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Who led the raid on Harper’s Ferry? John Brown
If you believe that the Constitution should be the law of the land and not disobeyed, what political party would you be in? Constitutional Union Party
The seceded states chose what man from Mississippi as the president of the Confederacy? Jefferson Davis
What compromise made the practice of slavery illegal north of latitude 36°30'? Missouri Compromise of 1820
If you are against slavery spreading to the new western territories, what political party would you join? Republican Party
What was the issue that made the Republican Party a “single-issue party?” slavery
The candidate from which political party won the presidency in 1852? Democratic
The Democratic Party named what man as their presidential nominee in 1852? Franklin Pierce
Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1857? Roger B. Taney
What event led many southern whites to feel that their way of life was threatened and the only solution was to secede from the Union? John Brown's raid on the Harper's Ferry arsenal.
How did people in the South believe their lives would change if Lincoln ended slavery? Their economy and way of life would be destroyed.
What states joined South Carolina to form the Confederate States of America? Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas
What did Lincoln say in his inaugural address with regard to the seceding states? He would keep all government property in the seceding states.
What was Lincoln's campaign promise regarding slavery He would not abolish slavery where it already existed.
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