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1

What was the Wilmot Proviso?

A proposal that would ban slavery in any land, it was never passed

2

Who won the Election of 1848?

Zachary Taylor

3

What was the name for the bills that dealt with slavery in the states added since the
Missouri Compromise?

Compromise of of 1850

4

What required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves in 1850?

The fugitive slave act

5

Anyone who aided a fugitive slave could be, what two things?

Fined or imprisioned

6

What did the enforcement of this act do?

caused more anger in the north

7

What increased the amount of territory open to slaveholding in the U.S.?

Kansas-Nebraska act

8

What is popular sovereignty?

Letting people decide for themselves about an issue

9

Which territory was the first to have blood shed over slavery?

Bleeding Kansas

10

Who was the violent abolitionist that believed God had chosen him to end slavery?

John brown

11

What happened in the Sumner Brooks Incident?

Senator Charles summer lashed out against Andrew P. Butler

12

What did Antislavery Whigs & Democrats, and Free Soilers join together to
become?

Republican Party

13

Who did Dred Scott sue?

Stanford

14

What did the Dred Scott Decision do to the nation?

Divided it even more

15

Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that ruled on the Dred Scott case?

Chief Justice roger B Taney

16

According to the Dred Scott Decision, what did the Constitution do?

Stated that the constitution protected slavery

17

What Senate race became the center of national attention?

Lincoln and Douglass

18

What party was each candidate a part of in the Lincoln-Douglas race?

Republican

19

What was the main topic of the debates during the Lincoln-Douglas election?

Slavery

20

Who won the Illinois Senate race between Lincoln and Douglas?

Douglass

21

What was the name of the event when John Brown led men to attack a weapon
storage facility?

The raid on Harper's ferry

22

What was Brown hoping to start at the Raid on Harpers Ferry?

To start a rebellion against slaveholders

23

After this event, what became a rallying point for many abolitionists?

Brown's death

24

What was the first state to secede from the Union?

South Carolina

25

After seven states seceded, what was formed on Feb. 4, 1861?

Confederate states of America

26

How did the Confederate States of America justify secession?

Belief in state's rights

27

Who was the first President of the Confederate States of America?

Jefferson Davis

28

Whose hands did President Lincoln say the possibility of war was in?

The people's

29

Confederate guns opened fire on what on April 12, 1861?

Fort Sumter

30

What event marked the beginning of the Civil War?

The fort Sumter attack