Unit 12 Riotto - A House Divided

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  • 1. 
    In the 1850 Compromise, slavery in the Utah and New Territories was
    • A. 

      To be banned

    • B. 

      To be decided by the President

    • C. 

      To be decided by popular sovereignty

    • D. 

      To be ignored until statehood

    • E. 

      To be decided by the Supreme Court

  • 2. 
    The 1850 fugitive Slave Law included all of the following except
    • A. 

      The requirement that fugitive slaves be returned from Canada

    • B. 

      The denial of a jury trial to runaway slaves

    • C. 

      The denial of the right of runaway slaves to testify on their own behalf

    • D. 

      Increased fine and/or imprisonment for people who helped runaway slaves

    • E. 

      A reinforcement of Article IV of the Constitution

  • 3. 
    The personal liberty laws passed by many northern states was in response to 
    • A. 

      Slavery in D.C.

    • B. 

      Slavery in the territories

    • C. 

      The 1820 Compromise

    • D. 

      The 1850 Compromise

    • E. 

      The 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act

  • 4. 
    The 1852 presidential election
    • A. 

      Resulted in a southern Democrat as president

    • B. 

      Resulted in a split in the Democratic Party

    • C. 

      Marked the end of the Whig Party

    • D. 

      Marked the first appearance of the Free Soil Party

    • E. 

      Resulted in the creation of the Republican Party

  • 5. 
    Stephen Douglas proposed that slavery in the Kansas and Nebraska Territories be
    • A. 

      Decided by the President

    • B. 

      Decided by the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Decided by the Congress

    • D. 

      Decided by the residents of those territories

    • E. 

      Decided after statehood

  • 6. 
    Stephen Douglas' plans for the Kansas and Nebraska Territories required the
    • A. 

      Repeal of the Northwest Ordinance

    • B. 

      Repeal of the Missouri Compromise

    • C. 

      Repeal of the Tariff of Abominations

    • D. 

      Repeal of the Wilmot Proviso

  • 7. 
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • A. 

      Was a first hand account of slavery

    • B. 

      Was sold only in the US

    • C. 

      Was a romanticized account of slavery

    • D. 

      Had little influence on the abolitionist movement

    • E. 

      Had a huge political impact

  • 8. 
    In "Bleeding Kansas," _______ was proslavery and _______ was antislavery
    • A. 

      John Brown, Preston Brooks

    • B. 

      Stephen Douglas, Andrew Butler

    • C. 

      The Lecompton Constitution, the New England Emigrant Aid Society

    • D. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman

    • E. 

      Dred Scott, Harriet Scott

  • 9. 
    "Bleeding Congress" refers to the can beating of ______ by _______.
    • A. 

      Charles Sumner, Andrew Butler

    • B. 

      Andrew Butler, Charles Sumner

    • C. 

      Charles Sumner, Preston Brooks

    • D. 

      Preston Brooks, Charles Sumner

    • E. 

      Charles Sumner, John Brown

  • 10. 
    The Know Nothing Party's main thrust during the 1856 presidential campaign
    • A. 

      Was popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Was expansionism

    • C. 

      Proslavery

    • D. 

      Abolitionism

    • E. 

      Nativism

  • 11. 
    The 1856 presidential election
    • A. 

      Resulted in a southern Democrat as president

    • B. 

      Resulted in a southern Republican as president

    • C. 

      Resulted in a northern Republican as president

    • D. 

      Showed that the Republican Party was a political force to be contended with

    • E. 

      Resulted in a victory for the American Party

  • 12. 
    President James Buchanan's support of the Lecompton Constitution
    • A. 

      Further divided the Democratic Party

    • B. 

      Got Kansas admitted as a slave state

    • C. 

      Divided the Republican Party

    • D. 

      Marked the end of the American Party

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    For northerners, the most outrageous part of the Dred Scott decision was 
    • A. 

      That Scott had no right to sue

    • B. 

      That Scott did not automatically become free when he lived in free territory

    • C. 

      That Congress had no right to prohibit slavery in the territories

    • D. 

      That Scott was not a citizen

    • E. 

      That the President had no right to prohibit slavery in the territories

  • 14. 
    The Lincoln-Douglas debates resulted in
    • A. 

      Douglas's reelection to the Senate

    • B. 

      Lincoln's election to the Senate

    • C. 

      Douglas's election to the Presidency

    • D. 

      Lincoln's election to the House

    • E. 

      Lincoln's "House Divided" speech

  • 15. 
    The Harper's Ferry raid resulted in 
    • A. 

      The election of Buchanan

    • B. 

      The Dred Scott decision

    • C. 

      The Lincoln-Douglas debates

    • D. 

      John Brown's execution

    • E. 

      Elijah Lovejoy's murder

  • 16. 
    In the 1860 presidential election, Lincoln
    • A. 

      Won the Border states of DE, MD, KY, MO

    • B. 

      Won a simple majority of the popular votes

    • C. 

      Won a few of the slave states

    • D. 

      Won every free state

    • E. 

      Lost to Douglas

  • 17. 
    Which of the following states the principle of "popular sovereignty?"
    • A. 

      Congress has the right to decide where slavery shall and shall not exist

    • B. 

      The settlers in a given territory have the sole right to decide whether or not slavery will be permitted there

    • C. 

      Individual citizens can decide for themselves whether or not to hold slaves

    • D. 

      The American people shall decide where slavery will exist through a national plebiscite

    • E. 

      Individual states have the right to reject congressional decisions pertaining to slavery

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements about the Dred Scott decisions is correct?
    • A. 

      It recognized the power of Congress to prohibit slavery in the territories, but refused on technical grounds to free Scott

    • B. 

      It stated that all Black people were not citizens of the US

    • C. 

      It upheld the constitutionality of the Missouri Compromise

    • D. 

      It upheld the principle of popular sovereignty

    • E. 

      The freed Scott, but not other slaves in circumstances similar to Scott's

  • 19. 
    The primary objective of the Know-Nothing Party was the 
    • A. 

      Abolition of slavery

    • B. 

      Establishment of free public schools

    • C. 

      Improvements of factory working conditions

    • D. 

      Prohibition of communitarian experiments

    • E. 

      Restriction of the rights of immigrants

  • 20. 
    The graph above refutes which of the following statements
    • A. 

      There were more Black people than White people in the antebellum south

    • B. 

      Most southern families held slaves

    • C. 

      Most southern families lived rural areas

    • D. 

      The southern population was much smaller than that of the North

    • E. 

      Slaveholders were an extremely powerful group

  • 21. 
    Which of the following provisions of the Compromise of 1850 provoked the most controversy in the 1850s
    • A. 

      The admission of California as a free state

    • B. 

      The establishment of the principle of popular sovereignty in the Mexican Cession

    • C. 

      The ban on the slave trade in D.C.

    • D. 

      The continued protection slavery in D.C.

    • E. 

      The strengthened Fugitive Slave Law

  • 22. 
    The Republican Party originated in the mid-1850s as a sectional party committted to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Opposition to the further extension of slavery into the territories

    • B. 

      Immediate emancipation of the slaves

    • C. 

      Repeal of Whig economic policies

    • D. 

      Restriction of immigration

    • E. 

      Acknowledgement of popular sovereignty as the basis for organizing federal territories

  • 23. 
    Which of the following principles was established by the Dred Scott decision?
    • A. 

      Congress could abolish slavery at will

    • B. 

      National legislation could not limit the spread of slavery into the territories

    • C. 

      The rights of all people are protected by the Constitution

    • D. 

      Slaves residing in a free state automatically became free

    • E. 

      Through squatter sovereignty, a territory had the sole right to determine the status of slavery within its territorial limits

  • 24. 
    The Compromise of 1850 did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Admitted Texas to the Union as a free state

    • B. 

      Admitted California to the Union under the principles of popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      Prohibited slavery in D.C.

    • D. 

      Enacted a stringent fugitive slave law

    • E. 

      Adjusted the Texas-Mexico Boundary

  • 25. 
    Which of the following best describes the position on slavery of most northerners during the sectional crises of the 1850s?
    • A. 

      They were willing to accept slavery where it existed but opposed further expansion to the territories

    • B. 

      The were active supporters of complete abolition

    • C. 

      They favored continued importation of slaves from Africa

    • D. 

      They advocated expansion of the slave system to provide cheap labor for northern factories

    • E. 

      They advocated complete social and political equality for all races in the U.S.

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