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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
US History Quiz
Terms in this set (16)
Which argument did President Abraham Lincoln use against the secession of the Southern States?
The government was a union of people and not of states.
The abolitionist movement, the women's suffrage movement, and the 1960's civil rights movement are all examples of reform efforts that
developed significant popular support
Which statement best explains President Abraham Lincoln's justification for the Civil War?
resident Lincoln's oath of office required him to defend and preserve the Union.
A major result of the Civil War was that the
Federal Government's power over the States was strengthened
Sectional differences developed in the United States largely because
economic conditions and interests in each region varied
"By the 1850's, the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord."
vast differences of opinion existed over the issue of States rights
Early in his Presidency, Abraham Lincoln declared that his primary goal as President was to
preserve the Union
The rulings of the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), and Korematsu v. United States (1944) all demonstrate that the Supreme Court has
sometimes failed to protect the rights of minorities
"Compromise Enables Maine and Missouri To Enter Union" (1820)
"California Admitted to Union as Free State" (1850)
"Kansas-Nebraska Act Sets Up Popular Sovereignty" (1854)
extension of slavery
Before the Civil War, slavery expanded in the South rather than in the North because
geographic conditions in the South encouraged the development of large plantations
"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
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. . . . I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. . . ." -Abraham Lincoln, 1858 The "divided house" referred to in this speech was caused primarily by
As the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln stated that his primary goal was to
preserve the Union
The Civil War affected the northern economy by
The North's rapid economic growth during the Civil War was stimulated by
increased government demand for many products
In the 1850s, why did many runaway slaves go to Canada?
The Fugitive Slave Act kept them at risk in the United States.
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