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In the late 1840s, what led to the question of whether slavery should expand to the territories?
the results of the Mexican War
In the election of 1848, the major parties were forced to take a stand on slavery because of
the rise of the Free Soil Party
The Fugitive Slave Act angered Northerners because
it increased federal intervention in the affairs of independent states
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin infuriated the South because it
spread anti-slavery sentiment in the North
Under the new Fugitive Slave Act passed in 1850,
citizens who helped runaway slaves could be imprisoned
What was the final northern destination for most people escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad?
Why did Lincoln refer to the right of each State to control its own affairs in his inaugural address?
to assure the Southern states that they would make their own decision about slavery
Why did the Confederate States of America write a constitution that prohibited importing slaves from other countries?
to win the support of Britain and France
What event started "Bleeding Kansas"
Border ruffians raided the anti-slavery town of Lawrence, Kansas.
"Bleeding Kansas" demonstrated that popular sovereignty was
an unworkable solution for the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
What was Lincoln's view on African Americans?
They were entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Why did John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry fail?
few Americans would join a rebellion organized by Brown
Seceding states believed that they had to leave the Union in order to
protect their property and their way of life
The election of 1860 showed that the North and the South were two distinct political entities because
Lincoln won without a single Southern electoral vote
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