A Dividing Nation

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A Dividing Nation

Quiz on the causes of the civil war


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The 36/30 line divided the rest of the United States into Free and Slave

    • B. 

      The 30/36 line divided the Missouri and Kansas/Nebraska Territory

    • C. 

      The 36/30 line divided the Louisiana Territory into Free and Slave

    • D. 

      The 36/30 line divided the Northern and Southern states

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      It made them move to Kansas to try to stop slavery

    • B. 

      It made them care less about slavery

    • C. 

      It made more people decide slavery was a good thing

    • D. 

      It made more people abolitionists

  • 3. 
    The Kansas - Nebraska Act created the territories of
  • 4. 
    Bleeding Kansas was a result of the Kansas - Nebraska act because
    • A. 

      Proslavery and antislavery settlers rushed to Kansas to vote

    • B. 

      John Brown started problems in Kansas and the South was upset

    • C. 

      Antislavery 'Border Ruffians" were attacking people in Missouri

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, VA, caused a stir in the South, but what really worried southerners was
    • A. 

      The fact that other southerners were supporting Brown

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln's approval of John Brown

    • C. 

      The North's reaction to John Brown as a hero

    • D. 

      The fear that there might be more people like Brown in the South

  • 6. 
    Which event caused the Southern states to secede from the Union?
    • A. 

      The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    • B. 

      Fort Sumter

    • C. 

      The Election of 1860

    • D. 

      John Brown's Raid

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      John Brown's Raid

    • B. 

      Fort Sumter

    • C. 

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • D. 

      The Election of 1860