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What nickname did Vice President John Calhoun give to the Tariff of 1828?
a) Tariff of Abominations
b) Tariff of Greed
c) Tariff of Northern Agression
d) Tariff of Terror

Manifest Destiny led to the United States involvement in a war with which nation?
a) Spain
b) England
c) Canada
d) Mexico

This man, an abolitionist from Kansas, plotted to take over the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
a) John Bell
b) John Calhoun
c) John Brown
d) John Breckenridge

The addition of which two states via the Missouri Compromise maintained the balance of power in the U.S. Senate?
a) Kansas, Nebraska
b) Missouri, Maine
c) Florida, Missouri
d) Missouri, Kansas

What word best defines nullification?
a) strong
b) useless
c) sleepy
d) empty

Why did the South challenge the Tariff of 1832?
a) They felt it was not being enforced.
b) They believed it was meant to harm them and help the North.
c) It taxed things that had nothing to do with them.
d) It was too high.

Which of the following is not true about the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law?
a) Runaway slaves had to go to Canada to be free
b) It stripped runaway slaves of any legal rights
c) It allowed popular sovereignty in western states
d) People who helped runaway slaves faced steep fines

Why were slaves not considered to be citizens?
a) They were property and not considered as human beings.
b) They were a conquered people.
c) Citizenship was not important
d) They did not want to be citizens

What principle made the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional?
a) right to free speech
b) personal property rights
c) separation of church and state
d) slavery was wrong

What invention was credited with saving slavery in the South?
a) spinning jenny
b) cotton gin
c) steam engine
d) loom

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