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US History

Chapter 5 More Questions

QuestionAnswer
What did Uncle Tom's Cabin describe? the ills of slavery
Who was the first President of the Republican Party to be elected President? Abraham Lincoln
What was the Republican Party's position on slavery? opposed to slavery
What is important about the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott v. Sanford? the Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent could not be citizens
What did the 13th Amendment do? outlaw slavery
What did the 14th Amendment do? grant citizenship to African-Americans
What did Uncle Tom's Cabin describe the ills of slavery
What did the 15th Amendment do? guarantee African-Americans the right to vote
What happened as a result of the John Brown raid? tensions between the North and South increased
Why did Sherman and Grant use a scorched earth policy against the South toward the end of the Civil War? They wanted to defeat the Confederate armies and break the South's will to keep fighting
What were the provisions of the Compromise of 1850? California admitted as a free state, Utah & New Mexico territories given popular sovereignty in the slavery issue, a strict Fugitive Slave Act was passed, allowing escaped slaves in the North to be returned to the South, the slave trade in Washington DC a
Why did Andrew Johnson & the Radical Republicans often clash? Johnson wanted to be lenient to the South, Rep. wanted to change the South, Johnson often vetoed legislation, Congress overrode Johnson's vetoes angering the Radicals
What did Lincoln describe in the Gettysburg Address? the reasons for creating the US
What challenge did Lincoln give Americans in the Gettsburg Address? remember the dead, continue fighting for the ideas on which the US was created
Why was the Freedman's Bureau founded? help former slaves and refugees
What happened in the South after the Compromise of 1877 ended Reconstruction? white southerners regained control
How did southerners intimidate blacks and keep them from voting? White southerners printed the names of whites who help blacks, black tenant farmers were coerced into voting democrats, informal military groups practiced on election days, KKK burned crosses on people's lawns
How were battles different in the Civil War than they were in the Revolutionary War? battles were fought with more soldiers
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