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Towards Civil War

Review over Chapter 16

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John Brown led a raid on a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
Attack on Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the Civil War
Who did The Know-Nothings chose as their candidate in the 1856 presidential election? Millard Fillmore
Who was the first president of the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis
What is the name for a war between citizens of the same country? Civil War
Which was the first state to vote to secede from the Union? South Carolina
In which state did rival pro-slavery and antislavery governments exist at the same time? Kansas
The Wilmot Proviso called for banning slavery in any lands the U.S. acquired from Mexico.
Lincoln was largely unknown before which election? 1858 congressional election
Name used in 1856 newspaper stories about events in Lawrence, Kansas “Bleeding Kansas”
The line that marked the division between slave states and non-slave states 36° 30' North Latitude
Put the issue of slavery to popular vote Kansas-Nebraska Act
Who was a violent abolitionist John Brown
The Compromise of 1850 included.. included the Fugitive Slave Act
What created a break in the Democratic Party during the 1860 presidential election. The issue of slavery
What is the term that refers to pro-slavery activists who crossed the Kansas border to vote? border ruffians
What was the third state to secede from the Union? Florida
What event marked the beginning of the Civil War The attack at Ft. Sumter
What did Lincoln believe about slavery That it was not moral
What party did the Antislavery Whigs, Democrats, and Free-Soilers join together to form? The Republican Party
What effect did the Northern states have on the Election of 1860? It was more populous which meant more votes
What is an arensal A storage site for weapons
What accusations did Douglas make about Lincoln? Lincoln wanted African Americans to be fully equal to whites.
Who considered John Brown a martyr? Anti slavery groups
What Supreme Court decision ruled that the Constitution protected slavery? Dred Scott decision
What caused the The American Party to grow quickly its anti-immigrant views.
What did secessionists use to support their views? States' rights
What approach did Senator Stephen A. Douglas propose as an alternative to the Missouri Compromise? popular sovereignty
Created by: mccrears