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Southern states began to secede following the election of 1860 because
a) Lincoln vowed to outlaw slavery.
b) northern businesses threatened to boycott southern goods.
c) Lincoln turned against them after they helped elect him.
d) Lincoln won the presidency without any southern electoral votes.

Republicans chose Abraham Lincoln as their candidate because
a) he was well known throughout the country.
b) the views of William Henry Seward seemed too extreme.
c) he had beaten Stephen Douglas once before.
d) the Border States insisted on a candidate from Kentucky.

In the election year of 1860, the Democratic Party
a) united against slavery.
b) split into northern and southern divisions.
c) nominated John Bell.
d) was replaced by the Constitutional Union Party.

By attacking the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, John Brown hoped to
a) start the Civil War.
b) capture runaway slaves.
c) start a slave uprising.
d) promote the southern cause.

In the 1858 Illinois Senate race, Stephen Douglas defeated
a) Abraham Lincoln.
b) James Buchanan.
c) Robert E. Lee.
d) John Brown.

The goal of the Lecompton Constitution was to
a) establish slavery in Kansas.
b) abolish slavery in all territories.
c) abolish slavery in Kansas.
d) uphold the Missouri Compromise.

The decision in the case Scott v. Sandford protected the rights of
a) slave owners.
b) fugitive slaves.
c) recent immigrants.
d) southern politicians.

Angered by insults aimed at his uncle, Preston Brooks used a cane to beat
a) Stephen Douglas.
b) Andrew Butler.
c) John Brown.
d) Charles Sumner.

The Kansas-Nebraska bill gave Kansas voters the right to
a) choose or reject slavery.
b) organize Emigrant Aid societies.
c) give women the vote.
d) establish two capitals.

“Bleeding Kansas” earned its name from clashes over
a) the Dred Scott decision.
b) religious differences.
c) slavery.
d) land ownership.

Who were the main supporters of the new Republican Party?
a) slaveholders
b) antislavery Northerners
c) antislavery Southerners
d) southern industrialists

How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act affect slavery in the new territories?
a) It established 36°30' as the boundary line between free and slave territories.
b) It granted citizens of the territories the right to decide if slavery should be allowed.
c) It granted Congress the right to decide on the slavery question in the territories.
d) It banned slavery from all new territories after 1858.

Why did the Whig Party collapse in the 1850s?
a) It was too diverse.
b) It was absorbed by the Democratic Party.
c) Its leaders refused to compromise.
d) It did not address the issue of slavery.

Which of the following best describes how John C. Calhoun viewed the North?
a) as a moral leader
b) as a weakened power
c) as a tyrannical power
d) as a champion of liberty

What did the Fugitive Slave Act specify?
a) It provided safe havens for escaped slaves.
b) It offered freed slaves western land on which to live in freedom.
c) It ordered the return of escaped slaves to their owners.
d) It banned slavery in the North.

Which of the following was a provision of the Compromise of 1850?
a) California would be a free state.
b) Missouri would be a free state.
c) Slavery would be prohibited in New Mexico and Utah.
d) No new states or territories would be allowed to have slaves.

The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo stated that Mexico
a) had lost the Mexican War.
b) had won the Mexican War.
c) had reached a stalemate.
d) would try to recover Texas.

With which issue was the Wilmot Proviso concerned?
a) slavery east of the Mississippi River
b) slavery in the Northwest Territory
c) slavery in the territory acquired from Mexico
d) the annexation of Texas

Secessionists believed that they had a right to leave the Union, because
a) they had joined it voluntarily.
b) it had been created unconstitutionally.
c) they were being unfairly taxed.
d) the North refused to compromise.

States from the Upper South seceded when
a) federal troops fired on Fort Sumter.
b) Lincoln called for volunteers.
c) Fort Sumter surrendered to southern forces.
d) the Confederacy elected Jefferson Davis as its president.

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