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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Causes of the Civil War
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Early threats of secession came from ___________ ___________ of South Carolina.
The Compromise of 1850 admitted __________ to the Union as a free state
Organized New Mexico and Utah as territories with ________________
Paid _____________ for giving up some territory in New Mexico.
Ended slave trade in the _______________ __ ___________.
District of Colombia
Passed a strict law enforcing return of __________.
Part of the Compromise of 1850 set up harsh punishments for aiding runaway slaves was called the ________________________________.
Fugitive Slave Act
The novel _______________________, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, swayed many Northerners against slavery and turned Southerners against the North.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
What happened when California applied for statehood? Why?
Compromise of 1850 because they were threating them.
Which parts of the Compromise of 1850 were favorable to the South?
- Popular sovereignty would decide the issue of slavery in New Mexico.
-Texas debts are paid in exchange for giving up land.-Tougher Fugitive Slave Act.
Act that divided the Nebraska Territory and led to Kansas becoming a slave state:________________
Kansas town that was burned by proslavery settlers:_______________.
Who killed proslavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek?
The U.S Supreme Court ruled that ___________________ had no right to sue in federal court, and that the Missouri Compromise ban on slavery north of the 36 degree 30' line was ___________________________
Dred Scott, unconstitutional
For which political office did Abraham Lincoln run against Stephen A. Douglas?
John Brown and his men invaded a federal armory in _____________, Virginia, in 1859.
Many Southerners became more fearful about the possibility of a ____________.
In the election of 1860. Which candidate won the second-most popular votes, but only won 12 electoral votes?
Which state became the first to secede?
formally withdraw-from the Union
How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act cancel the Missouri Compromise?
It broke the Missouri Compromise
Why was Kansas known as "bleeding Kansas"?
The Attack from pro-slavery
Why did some southern states secede from the Union?
To protect their slavery
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