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History

Causes of the Civil War - Quiz

QuestionAnswer
Before the Civil War, which group most actively supported and assisted the Underground Railroad? Abolitionists
Lincoln's statement, "A house divided against itself cannot stand", referred to the conflict between: the north and the south
The publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin helped to: change many peoples attitudes concerning slavery
The invention of the cotton gin cause the need for slavery to: increase
The Missouri Compromise: maintained the balance of free and slave states in the US
In the Compromise of 1850 , the South's main concession to the North was the provision concerning: the admission of California
Even Southerners who did not own slaves defended slavery because: they thought that slavery was needed for the Southern economy to survive
Violence erupted in Kansas as a direct result of the: Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
In the Compromise of 1850, popular sovereignty would decide salvery in: New Mexico
The Underground Railroad helped free slaves by: setting up hiding places and routes to reach the North and Canada
The Dred Scott decision angered northerners becuase it: allowed slavery in all the territories
According to the Fugitive Slave Act: escaped/runaway slaved must be returned
Popular Sovereignty means: voters in each territory would decide the slavery question
Which of the following statements about Uncle Tom's Cabin in NOT true? It was based on the author's eyewitness view of slavery
What opinion did Abraham Lincoln state in the Lincoln-Douglas debate? slavery should be limited to the states where it already exists
During the first half of the 19th century, the abolition movement worked to: end slavery
The emotional impace of slavery erupted in Congress when: Senator Charles Sumner was beaten by Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina with a cane
The South believed they needed slavery because: cotton growing required a large supply of labor
The election of Abra ham in 1860 immediately led to the: session of South Carolina
In the 1850's, the phrase "Bleeding Kansas" was used to describe clashes between: Proslavery & anti-slavery groups
Which litery work exposed the evils of slavery and was called propaganda by the South? Uncle Tom's Cabin
The abolitionist was excuted as a result of an unseccessful raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. John Brown
The Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act were all efforts to: settle disputes over the spread of slavery in the west
The Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Dred Scott was an important decision because it stated that: Slaves were property, not citizens
Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin? Harriet Beecher Stowe
Created by: cmiller621