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Causes of the Civil

Causes of the Civil War

John Brown led a raid where? On a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
What created a break in the Democractic party during the 1860 presidential election The issue of slavery
Who was chosen as the Know-Nothings candidate for President in the 1856 presidential election Millard Fillmore
What banned slavery in any lands the US acquired from Mexico The Wilmot Proviso
Who was the first president of the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis
What Supreme Court case ruled that the Constitution protected slavery? Dred Scott Decision
South Carolina was the first state to vote to secede from the Union.
Attack on Fort Sumter marked what? The beginning of the Civil War
Border ruffians refers to ? Pro-slavery activists who crossed the Kansas border to vote.
In what state did rival pro-slavery and antislavery governments exist at the same time? Kansas
What political party grew quickly due to its anti-immigrant views American Party
Name used in 1856 newspaper stories about events in Lawrence, Kansas "Bleeding Kansas"
John Brown was a... violent abolitionist
What act put the issue of slavery to popular vote Kansas-Nebraska Act
Line that marked the division between slave states and non-slave states 36'30' North Latitude
Popular sovereignty was proposed as an alternative to ... The Missouri Compromise
Lincoln was largely unknown before the congressional election of? 1858
Stephen Douglas accused Lincoln of wanting African Americans to be fully equal to whites.
What party did the Antislavery Whigs, Democrats and Free-Soilers join together to form Republican Party
Secessionists used ___ to support their views States' rights
The North was more _____________ than the South which allowed Lincoln to win the election of 1860. Populous ( populated)
What is the name for a war between citizens of the same country? Civil War
Popular sovereignty would decided slavery in the rest of the Mexican Cession. Ended the slave trade in DC, A stronger fugitive slave law known as the Fugitive Slave Act. California would enter as a free state were all components of the ? Compromise of 1850
How did the Republican party view slavery? They wanted to ban it in the new territories and leave slavery alone where it existed.
What did white Southerns believe about Republicans in the 1860 election? That a victory by Lincoln and the Republicans would interfere with slavery and promote slave revolts.
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