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  1. Election of 1852
  2. Compromise of 1850
  3. Border States
  4. Republic of Texas
  5. Free Soil Party
  1. a Forestalled the Civil War by instating the Fugitive Slave Act , banning slave trade in DC, admitting California as a free state, splitting up the Texas territory, and instating popular sovereignty in the Mexican Cession
  2. b BETWEEN: Franklin Pierce (Democrat) and Winfield Scott; RESULTS: WHIG party splits over nomination Fillmore v. Scott; Antislavery North vs. Southern Whigs that disliked Winfield Scott; Doomed Whig Party - Democratic party united under Pierce! Leads to formation of sectional parties instead of national parties. VICTOR: Franklin Pierce (Democrat)
  3. c this political group opposed expansion of slavery into western territories
  4. d Slave states--Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri--that remained loyal to the Union; the secession of these states would have considerably strengthened the South.
  5. e Independent nation of Texas, which lasted from 1836 until 1848, when Texas was annexed to the United States

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1866 - enacted by radical congress - forbade president from removing civil officers without senatorial consent - was to prevent Johnson from removing a radical republican from his cabinet (Stanton)
  2. a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)
    especially prevalent during 1840s
  3. Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws
  4. a 3-minute address by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War (November 19, 1963) at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg

    captured the spirit of liberty and morality ideally held by citizens of a democracy
  5. after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000

5 True/False questions

  1. California Gold Rush1866 - Prohibited abridgement of rights of blacks or any other citizens.


  2. Nat Turner's Insurrection1865 - Agency set up to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It furnished food and clothing to needy blacks and helped them get jobs


  3. King CottonExpression used by Southern authors and orators before the Civil War to indicate the economic dominance of the Southern cotton industry, and that the North needed the South's cotton. In a speech to the Senate in 1858, James Hammond declared, "You daren't make war against cotton! ...Cotton is king!".


  4. Reconstruction ActsDuring the Civil War, conscription created public unrest and class resentment b/c:
    -immigrants felt like they were drafted more often
    -families lost their breadwinners
    -wealthy could avoid the draft by paying or hiring substitutes
    -men who had over a certain amount of slaves were exempt (to keep order in Southern society and allow for food production)


  5. Fugitive Slave Lawfounded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence


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