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John Brown's abolitionist activities in the years leading up to the Civil War can best be described as
a) ways to promote the capture and return of slaves
b) evidence that debate over slavery could turn explosive and violent
c) a model of the type of civil disobedience encouraged by Henry David Thoreau
d) representative of the anti-slavery opinions favored by many Northerners at the time

Henry Clay's compromises promoted
a) individualism
b) rivalries between the North and South
c) nationalism
d) sectionalism

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was developed to
a) prevent the entry of more slave states into the Union
b) prevent the entry of more free states into the Union
c) preserve the delicate balance in the Union between free states and slave states
d) prohibit the expansion of slavery in the Louisiana Purchase

The Nullification Crisis in 1832 was significant because all of the following actions occurred EXCEPT
a) other states in addition to South Carolina were encouraged to secede
b) South Carolina issued the Ordinance of Nullification, stating states had the final authority in laws passed by Congress
c) Calhoun argued that national laws must benefit each region of the United States
d) South Carolina claimed that the states gave the federal government its authority

In the antebellum years, northern and southern states often disagreed on all of the following political issues EXCEPT
a) The doctrine of states rights (10th amendment)
b) Protective tariffs
c) Expansion of slavery
d) Suffrage of women and Black people

The Mexican-American War began after
a) Mexico expelled Slidell
b) Zachary Taylor cross the Nueces River and occupied Mexico City
c) Abraham Lincoln issued the “Spot Resolution”
d) American and Mexican troops clashed in the disputed territory along the Nueces River and the Rio Grande

The primary motivation for the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 was
a) To begin mining for gold found in the Gadsden Purchase
b) To facilitate the building of a southern route for a transcontinental railroad
c) To create a slaveholding state in the West
d) To renegotiate the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

In the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case in 1857, the court maintained that
a) The Fugitive Slave Act was unconstitutional.
b) Poll taxes were legal
c) Black people were denied U.S. citizenship; therefore, they could not sue in a court of law
d) “Separate but equal” could be a standard applied to the use of public facilities

The Compromise of 1850 did all of the following things EXCEPT
a) Admitted California as a free state
b) Allowed New Mexico and Utah to vote through popular sovereignty on whether to be admitted as a free or slave state
c) Created the Fugitive Slave Act
d) Abolished slavery in the District of Columbia

The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed
a) Admitted Kansas as a slave state and Nebraska as a free state
b) Admitted Kansas as a free state and Nebraska as a slave state
c) Kansas and Nebraska to be slave-owning if they choose through popular sovereignty
d) Admitted Kansas and Nebraska as slave states.

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