It must be banned in any territory acquired from Mexico.
What did the Wilmost Proviso say about slavery?
It could not be banned until a territory became a state.
What did the Calhoun Resolution say about slavery?
The gold rush
What was the greates spur to American settlement of California?
They feared the loss of power in the Senate
Why did the South resist the admission of California as a state?
admission of California as a free state, abolition of the slave trade in the District of Columbia, and the organization of the New Mexico territory without reference to slavery
What were the provisions of the Compromise of 1850?
The climate of the new territories cannot support slavery.
According to Daniel Webster, why was the debate over slavery in the new territories needless?
Fugitive Slave Law
Which provision of the Compormise of 1850 actually worsened tensions between the North and the South?
Uncle Tom's Cabin
What was probably the most effective propaganda tool for abolition?
To insure that the transcontinental railroad would benefit Illinois.
Why was the Kansas-Nebraska Act introduced?
What party became the real successor to the Whig party?
Who was responsible for the sack of Lawrence?
Territories can prohibit slavery by refusing to adopt laws that establish it.
What was the basic position of the Freeport Doctrine?
the immorality of slavery
According to Lincoln, wat was at the heart of his debate with Douglas?
the election of Lincoln
What event caused the lower South to secede?
Lincoln's call for troops
What event caused the upper South to secede?
Free Soil Party
What party's slogan was "Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor and Free Men?"
What federal arsenal was attacked in 1859 in hopes of sparking a slave revolt?
Constitutional Union party
What party was created in 1860 by conservative Northerners and Southerners who wanted to preserve the Union?
Where was the first shot fired in teh Civil War?
fanatical antislavery terrorist
last Democratic, procompromise president(1857-61) before the Civil War
president of the Confederate States of America
Stephen A. Douglas
Illinois Senator who scrapped the Missouri Compromise to benefit his state
John C. Freemont
war hero and the first Republican canidate for president
first Rebpulican president
Democratic president (1853-57) who supported compromise on slavery
Supreme Court chief justice who denied that blacks had the rights of citizenship
war hero and antislavery president who died in office at a crucial time
Constitutional Union candidate in the crucial election of 1860
John C. Breckinridge
Southern Democratic candidate in the crucial election of 1860
Southerner who attacked a northerner in the Senate chamber
John J. Crittenden
failed, last-ditch compromise to save the Union
former slave who was denied any rights as a citizen
California gold rush
acceptance of slavery in the South, rejection of slavery in the territories
belief that each territory can decide on teh satus of slavery within its borders
leaving the Union