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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
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For what main reason did sectional differences develop in the United States?
economic conditions and interests in each region varied
The suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War and the passage of the USA Patriot Act during the war on terror both illustrate the national government's willingness to
limit civil liberties when the nation is facing immediate danger
Which statement best explains President Abraham Lincoln's justification for the Civil War?
President Lincoln's oath of office required him to defend and preserve the Union.
The Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) was significant because it
ruled that Congress could not ban slavery in the territories
"Since the Southern states never legally left the Union, they
should be restored to the Union as soon as possible"
The position expressed in this statement is most closely associated with the beliefs of
Which constitutional principle was the main focus of the North-South conflicts that led to the Civil War?
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."
-Abraham Lincoln, 1858
According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union
Which event was the immediate cause of the secession of several Southern states from the Union in 1860?
the election of President Abraham Lincoln, who opposed the spread of slavery into the territories
What was the controversy over Federal power versus States rights a basic cause of?
The Civil War
What was a major purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation?
to help the North win the Civil War
A major result of the Civil War was that the
Federal Government's power over States was strengthened
Which argument was used by President Abraham Lincoln to explain his policy of leniency toward the South after the Civil War?
Healing the nation's wounds quickly is essential.
Abraham Lincoln's 1858 warning that "a house divided against itself cannot stand" referred to sectional differences over the
issue of slavery
.Publication of The Liberator
.Dred Scott decision
The events listed above all contributed to the
outbreak of the Civil War
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