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1. What did the Wilmot
2. Why was the election
of 1848 significant?
3. All of the following
were components of the Compromise of 1850 except
4. All of the following
steeled Northern public opinion against the South except
5. Where did Franklin
Pierce and his Southern expansionist supporters acquire new territory?
6. Pierce’s administration
is best described as
7. Why did the Kansas-Nebraska
Act anger Americans in the North?
8. Who were the “border
9. Why did Stephen
Douglas push the Kansas-Nebraska Act through Congress in 1854?
10. John Brown’s
11. All of the following
were consequences of the Kansas-Nebraska Act except
12. The 1857 Dred
Scott v. Sanford decision prompted
13. Roger Taney declared
the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional on the grounds that
14. What statement
best describes President James Buchanan’s position?
15. All of the following
were true about the election of 1860 except
16. What did Lincoln
do in his first inaugural address?
17. In terms of structure,
the Confederate government was similar in many ways to
18. What did John
Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry demonstrate?
19. What did Stephen
Douglas’s Freeport Doctrine challenge?
20. Stephen Douglas
rejected the Lecompton Constitution on the grounds that
21. What did champions
of popular sovereignty believe?
22. What did Harriet
Tubman and other Underground Railroad “conductors” defy?
23. Why were the
Lincoln-Douglas debates significant in Lincoln’s political career?
24. The seizure of
25. Why did Southern
Democrats refuse to support Stephen Douglas in the election of 1860?
26. Britain and the
Union almost went to war over
27. Which of the
following was one reason the border states were so important to
28. Lincoln was different
from Davis in that he
29. Which of the
following states was not a border state?
30. What did the
Legal Tender Act do?
31. Why was Britain
not as dependent on Southern cotton as the Confederacy had believed?
32. The Richmond
Bread Riots were the result of
33. What did the
Emancipation Proclamation do?
34. William Tecumseh
Sherman’s March to the Sea
35. The Union victory
at Antietam was significant because
36. The Battles of
Gettysburg and Vicksburg
37. Which of the
following actions by Lincoln violated the Constitution?
38. Why did Lincoln
suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
39. The National
40. What did George
McClellan and other Peace Democrats want?
41. Why did Jefferson
Davis request the Hampton Roads Conference with the North?
42. All of the following
were Confederate strengths going into the Civil War except
43. Toward the end
of the war, many poorer whites in the South felt
44. All of the following
were Northern strengths going into the war except
45. The Confederacy
collapsed at the end of the war for all of the following reasons except
46. Lincoln’s primary
objective during the war was
47. What did Harriet
Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin do?
48. The First Battle
of Bull Run
49. The Battle of
50. Who won the presidential
election of 1864?
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