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"America: Past and Present" Ch.14


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According to the principle of popular sovereignty,
settlers would determine whether a territory would have slavery
Which one of the folioing individuals was mostly responsible for coming up with the idea of popular sovereignty?
Lewis Cass
Individuals who opposed the expansion of slavery into the territories because they feared its effect on the labor system were known as
Free Soilers
In the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Stephen Douglas attempted to set up territorial government on the basis of
popular sovereignty
The anticipated economic stimulus which would help at the development of Kansas and Nebraska was
the railroad
The key organizer of the Compromise of 1850 was
Stephen Douglas
In 1856, Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, almost beat Senator _____ of Massachusetts to death.
Charles Sumner
The first significant effort to create a broadly based sectional party, addressing itself to voters' concerns about the extension of slavery, was the
Free Soil Party
The Compromise of 1850
abolished the slave trade in the District of Columbia
The Wilmot Proviso sought to
ban slavery in the territory acquired from Mexico
The second party system describes
the vigorous competition between Whigs and Democrats
The political party known especially for its anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic philosophy was the
Know-Nothing Party
The Free Soil moment supported the exclusion of slavery from the territories because of
radical prejudice and fear of labor competition from slaves
LeCompton Constitution
fraudulently-elected state group in Kansas that created a pro-slavery state government.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote the famous anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin
Ostend Manifesto
urged the acquisition of Cuba by any means necessary
Bleeding Kansas
refers to the "civil war' in kansas over the expansion of slavery