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Ch. 15, Slavery and Sectionalism
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What is an accurate description of the concept of "states rights?"
It is the belief that the needs of the states should come before the needs of the nation.
What is meant by "nullification?"
It means, "to do away with."
Which state threatened to secede over tariffs amid the "Nullification Controversy" in 1832?
Which state entered the Union as a free state as a result of the Missouri Compromise?
Which state entered the Union as a slave state as a result of the Missouri Compromise?
The outcome of the Missouri Compromise can best be explained in this way.
Power sharing in congress was maintained as one slave state and one free state were added to the Union.
Who proposed the Missouri Compromise?
What did southern states get in exchange for their vote to bring California into the Union according to the Compromise of 1850?
A federal law, the Fugitive Slave Act, was passed that required runaway slaves be returned to their owners.
What was the position of Georgia's government when it presented the Georgia Platform of 1850?
Georgia stated that as long as the North honored the Federal Fugitive Slave Act, Georgia would remain in the Union.
According to the Missouri Compromise, slavery was not to exist north of what border?
Missouri's southern border
Which even occurred as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
The territory of Kansas erupted into violence.
Popular sovereignty, contained within the Kansas-Nebraska Act, stated the following.
People in the territories could decide the issue for themselves.
What was the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dred Scott case?
That Scott, as a slave, was not a citizen and therefore had no right to sue.
What did Dred Scott claim in his lawsuit, Dred Scott v. Sanford?
Since he had lived for a period of time in a free territory, he was free.
What was the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dred Scott case on the nation?
It further divided the North and South over the issue of slavery.
Who was the Republican nominee for president in 1860?
How did the southern states react to the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860?
They began to secede from the Union.
What was the republican party's platform towards slavery in the presidential election of 1860?
It called for a halt to the spread of slavery into new territories.
Who became Vice President of the Confederacy, even though he had argued against secession?
According to the terms of the Compromise of 1850, how did California enter the Union?
California entered as a free state with no slavery.
What was the purpose of the Fugitive Slave Law?
It required the return of runaway slaves to their owners.
What was unique about the election of 1860?
It was the first time a candidate won with votes from only one section of the country.
Which Georgians held positions of leadership in the Confederate States of America?
Robert Toombs, and Alexander Stephens
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