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What was the Wilmot Proviso?

Proposal to ban all slavery in the land gained from Mexico

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Who won the Election of 1848?

Zachary Taylor

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What required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves in 1850?

The fugitive slave act

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Anyone who aided a fugitive slave could be, what two things?

Fined or imprisoned

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What did the enforcement of this act do?

Angered the north

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What increased the amount of territory open to slaveholding in the U.S.?

Kansas-Nebraska act

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What is popular sovereignty?

Letting the people decide on a important issue

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Which territory was the first to have blood shed over slavery?

Kansas

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Who was the violent abolitionist that believed God had chosen him to end slavery?

John Brown

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What happened in the Sumner Brooks Incident?

After senator summer lashed out against senator Butler Butler's cousin rep.Preston brooks beat summer with a cane

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What did Antislavery Whigs & Democrats, and Free Soilers join together to become?

The Republicans

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Who did Dred Scott sue?

His former owner

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What did the Dred Scott Decision do to the nation?

Divides the nation

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Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that ruled on the Dred Scott case?

Rogers Taney

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According to the Dred Scott Decision, what did the Constitution do?

Support slavery

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What Senate race became the center of national attention?

Lincoln vs Douglas

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What party was each candidate a part of?

Republicans- Lincoln

Democrats - Douglas

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What was the main topic of the debates during that election?

Slavery

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Who won the Illinois Senate race?

Douglas

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What was the name of the event when John Brown led men to attack a weapon storage facility?

The raid on harpers ferry

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What was Brown hoping to start at the Raid on Harpers Ferry?

Slave revolution

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After this event, what became a rallying cry for many abolitionists?

Browns death

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What was the first state to secede from the Union?

South Carolina

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After seven states seceded, what was formed on Feb. 4, 1861?

The CSA

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How did the Confederate States of America justify secession?

They felt their states righted were being infringed on

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Who was the first President of the CSA?

Jefferson Davis

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Whose hands did President Lincoln say the possibility of war was in?

The people

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Confederate guns opened fire on what on April 12, 1861?

Fort sumpter

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What event marked the beginning of the Civil War?

The fort sumpter attack