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Mexican General Santa Anna warned that which U.S. action would mean war?
a) the invasion of Mexico
b) the crossing the Nueces River
c) the capture of Mexico City
d) the annexation of Texas

The phrase “Manifest Destiny” refers to the belief that the United States
a) had a right to all of the land claimed by Mexico.
b) had a divine mission to spread liberty across the continent.
c) ought to give up all claim to land between the Mississippi and the Pacific.
d) had a right to all of Oregon Country.

Lincoln’s call for volunteers to defend Fort Sumter led directly to
a) the secession of the Upper South states.
b) a Union victory in the fighting at Fort Sumter.
c) a split in the Democratic Party.
d) the creation of the Confederate States of America.

What was the greatest impact of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry?
a) Northerners and Southerners reached a temporary “cease-fire.”
b) The raid deepened the division between North and South.
c) The raid caused the decline of the Whig Party.
d) The federal government agreed to let state governments decide all slavery issues.

During his 1858 senatorial election debates with Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln argued that
a) slavery was a moral issue.
b) whites and African Americans should have social and political equality.
c) slavery should be prohibited in the South.
d) southern states should secede.

Which of the following did the Supreme Court uphold in the Dred Scott decision?
a) The slave trade should be abolished in Washington, D.C.
b) The federal government should protect the slaveholder, not the slave.
c) Slavery was unconstitutional.
d) Slaveholders could not take slaves into free states or territories.

What did Senator Stephen Douglas propose in the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
a) to make Kansas and Nebraska slave states
b) to uphold the Missouri Compromise
c) to rely on popular sovereignty to decide if slavery should be legal in the territories
d) to allow slavery in Nebraska but not in Kansas

The Wilmot Proviso, which stated that slavery would not be permitted in any territory gained from Mexico,
a) was voted into law in 1846.
b) was initially defeated, then passed into law.
c) was attached as an amendment to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
d) never became a law.

Which of the following is true of both the North and the South in the mid-1800s?
a) Both regions cherished their democratic tradition.
b) Both regions had strong communications systems.
c) Cotton was the most important cash crop in both regions.
d) Both regions had about the same amount of industrial production.

How did the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin affect American society in the 1850s?
a) It convinced many Northerners that enslaved people were property.
b) It resulted in the passage of laws protecting slaves from owners who beat them.
c) It caused some slaveholders to allow slaves to buy their freedom.
d) It convinced many Northerners that slavery would ruin the nation.

The Civil War began with the
a) secession of South Carolina.
b) illegal formation of the Confederate States of America.
c) attack on Lawrence, Kansas, a center of free-soiler activity.
d) Confederate attack on Fort Sumter.

In 1860 and 1861, seven southern states seceded from the Union in protest of the
a) election of Republican Abraham Lincoln as President.
b) federal government’s refusal to punish John Brown.
c) brutal beating of Charles Sumner in the Senate.
d) Dred Scott decision.

Abolitionists objected to the Dred Scott decision because it
a) freed enslaved people who left the South.
b) strengthened the Missouri Compromise.
c) outlawed due process as called for by the Fifth Amendment.
d) meant Congress had no power to ban slavery anywhere.

Under popular sovereignty, the decision whether or not to allow slavery in a territory was made by
a) Congress.
b) the voters of the territory.
c) the Supreme Court.
d) the President.

The purpose of the Fugitive Slave Act was to
a) provide safety for escaped slaves.
b) force all Americans to help catch escaped slaves.
c) offer freed slaves land in the West.
d) ban slavery in Washington, D.C.

The territory the United States gained after the Mexican War
a) helped to resolve tensions between the North and South.
b) was opened to settlers with or without slaves.
c) contributed to worsening relations between the North and South.
d) did not affect the slavery issue.

Many southern whites criticized northern business owners for
a) not caring about their workers.
b) assuming personal responsibility for workers.
c) trying to control workers’ lives.
d) refusing to hire African Americans.

Many northern whites objected to slavery because they believed it
a) made the South better off than the North
b) made the South politically stronger than the North.
c) violated principles of the Christian religion.
d) made southern whites lazy.

As a result of the Bear Flag Revolt, Captain John C. Frémont
a) drove out the Mexican army.
b) moved into California.
c) crossed into New Mexico.
d) none of the above

In general, the policy of President James K. Polk was one of
a) limiting the growth of the United States.
b) expansion across the continent.
c) stopping expansion with the annexation of Texas.
d) stopping expansion with the annexation of Texas.

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