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US Studies Ch 15

Owen's Review

An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country is called what? Sectionalism
The plan that preserved the balanced slave and free states in the Senate was what? Missouri Compromise
The main issue in the presidential election of 1844 was what? The annexation of Texas
Who proposed that neither Congress nor local governments had the authority to ban slavery from a territory? John C. Calhoun
President Millard Filmore persuaded several Whig representatives to not cast votes or to what? Abstain
Which state was a free state? Maine
Which state was a slave state? Missouri
What were runaway slaves called? fugitives
To leave the Union means to do what? secede
The law that required all citizens to help catch runaway enslaved people was called what? The Fugitive Slave Act
Which act did Sam Houston predict would "convulse the country from Maine to the Rio Grande"? Kansas-Nebraska Act
Missourians who traveled in armed groups to cross the border and vote in elections became known as what? border ruffians
Rival proslavery and antislavery governments existed in what state? Kansas
A war between citizens of the same country is what what? a civil war
What bought the freedom of enslaved people? Antislavery groups
What was the boundary of slavery? 36 degrees 30'N latitude
What was allowing the people to decide called? popular sovereignty
What was the fighting between proslavery and antislavery forces called? Bleeding Kansas
Who was a violent abolitionist? John Brown
Antislavery Whigs, Democrats and Free-Soilers joined together to form what? The Republican Party
What Supreme Court decision meant that the Constitution protected slavery? The Dred Scott case
Who believed that slavery was a moral issue? Abraham Lincoln
Which man's death became a rallying point for abolitionists? John Brown
Lincoln was relatively unknown throughout the country before when? the congressional election of 1858
Who sued for freedom? Dred Scott
Who was the Republican candidate in 1856? John C. Fremont
Who was the Democratic candidate in 1856? James Buchanan
Who was the Know-Nothing candidate in 1856? Millard Fillmore
Who was known as "the Little Giant"? Stephen A. Douglas
The first state to vote to secede was? South Carolina
The first president of the Confederate States of America was who? Jefferson Davis
Southerners justified secession with the theory of what? states' rights
What event marked the beginning of the Civil War? Fort Sumter shelling
The Union captain of Fort Sumter was who? Abner Doubleday
Whose name was not on the Southern ballots? Abraham Lincoln
What is withdrawing from the Union called? secession
Who was the candidate of the Southern Democrats? John Breckinridge
What was formed on February 4, 1861? The Confederate States of America
Who proposed the last-minute compromise? John Crittenden
Who was the Free-Soil Party candidate? Martin Van Buren
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