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This was the year Abraham Lincoln was elected U.S. president, which soon led to South Carolina seceding from the Union:
a) 1803
b) 1860
c) 1865
d) 1824

The Missouri Compromise, which kept the balance of slave states and free states, was passed in:
a) 1783
b) 1803
c) 1812
d) 1820

The Mayflower Compact, the document that established self-government, was signed in:
a) 1776
b) 1607
c) 1620
d) 1812

A committee of 5, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams, were appointed by Congress to write a formal statement of independence that was adopted in:
a) 1776
b) 1763
c) 1783
d) 1820

The U.S. doubled its size after buying land that gave them control of the Mississippi River in this year:
a) 1776
b) 1783
c) 1812
d) 1803

Pilgrims settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in this year:
a) 1607
b) 1776
c) 1620
d) 1820

This conflict, also known as the War Between the States, occurred from
a) 1812-1814
b) 1861-1865
c) 1775–1783
d) 1754–1763

The first permanent English settlement, Jamestown, was established in:
a) 1607
b) 1620
c) 1776
d) 1803

The Compromise which includes the Fugitive Slave Act was established in
a) 1803
b) 1812
c) 1850
d) 1860

The Emancipation Proclamation, which freed only those slaves in rebellion states, was issued in:
a) 1861
b) 1863
c) 1820
d) 1865

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