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According to the text, the major paradox of American society before the Civil War was that most Americans continued to

believe in egalitarian democracy, even though society was becoming more stratified and the economic and social distances between the top and bottom of society were growing.

President Andrew Johnson was

impeached by the House, but not convicted by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Douglas set out to make Lincoln look like a(n)


Northern feelings seemed to reach a boiling point on the Fugitive Slave Law with the arrest and return of

Anthony Burns

The map "Battles in the West," depicts how control of the ________ was the focus of most of the battles in the West.

Mississippi River

Members of the peace societies in the North were often called


"We must either submit to degradation, and to the loss of property worth four billions, or we must secede." The source of this quote is

Mississippi Convention

In 1872 Horace Greeley and the Liberal Republicans focused on the issue of

supporting civil service reform and promoting low tariffs

The most vexing problem the Confederacy had during the Civil War was


The Freedmen's Bureau and the "black Republican" governments both

devoted much energy and and money to public education for former slaves

Thaddeus Stevens was the most prominent congressional advocate of a plan to give every adult male ex-slave

40 acres and a mule.

What happened in the Mexican War?

The president led the nation into war without a formal declaration of war from Congress.

President Johnson alienated moderate Republicans when he

vetoed the Freedmen's Bureau and Civil Rights bills.

Between the mid-1840s and the mid-1850s, the American economy

experienced one of the most remarkable periods of growth in the history of the world.

In May 1856, ________ slaughtered five unarmed, proslavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek in "bleeding Kansas."

John Brown

Zachary Taylor was chosen to run for president by the Whigs in 1848 because of his

military career

In 1846 the United States signed a treaty dividing the Oregon territory along the 49th parallel with

Great Britain

The California state constitution of 1849 banned slavery for primarily ________ reasons.


The election of 1868 seemed to indicate that

most white Americans opposed Radical Reconstruction.

Mexico's main grievance against the United States was based upon the

annexation of Texas.

Upon sensing the expansionist sentiment of voters in the election of 1844, Henry Clay

backed off his firm opposition to the annexation of Texas

At war's end, the human toll of the Civil War was

600,000, nearly as many as in all other U.S. wars combined.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel that brought home the evils of slavery to many in the North was

Uncle Tom's Cabin

In accordance with the joint resolution that annexed Texas,

up to 4 new states could be created from its territory.

What happened to the institution of slavery as slaves became more valuable and as northern opposition to slavery grew more vocal?

The system of slavery hardened perceptibly.

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