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1

In August 1846 what representative proposed an addition to a war appropriations bill?

David Wilmont

2

What amendment proposed that any territory the United States gained from Mexico would not permit slavery?

Wilmont Proviso

3

Who prepared a series of revolutions to counter the Wilmont Proviso, but it never came to a vote?

John C. Calhoun

4

Which senator from Michigan proposed popular sovereignty?

Lewis Cass

5

With the 1848 election approaching the Whigs chose whom to run for president?

Zachary Taylor

6

What were the two types of Northern Whigs?

Conscience Whigs, and Cotton Whigs

7

The free-soil party was made of what groups?

Antislavery Democrats, Conscience Whigs, members of Liberty Party

8

Who won the 1848 election?

Zachary Taylor

9

What state applied for statehood as a "free state"? in 1849

California

10

Who tried to find a compromise that would enable California to join the Union?

Henry Clay

11

How many resolutions did Henry Clay offer for California?

Eight

12

Who wrote a response saying that Clay's compromise would not save the union?

John C. Calhoun

13

Who succeeded president Taylor after he died?

Vice President Millard Fillmore

14

What compromise broke down the orignal compromise and ended up getting all parts passed?

Compromise of 1850

15

Under what act did a person claiming that an African American had escaped from slacery had only to point out that person as a runaway to take him or her into custody?

Fugitive Slave Act

16

Who was the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad?

Harriet Tubman

17

Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

18

The opening of Oregon and the admission of California to the Union had convinced Americans that a what should be built?

Transcontinental Railroad

19

In 1853 Mexico accepted $10 million for the what purchase, that would allow the railroad to apss through Northern Mexico?

Gadsen Purchase

20

Douglas proposed that he would undo the what?

Missouri Compromise

21

Despite Douglas' proposition what act was passed?

Kansas-Nebraska Act

22

What senator delivered a speech accusing pro-slavery senators of forcing Kansas into the ranks of slave states?

Charles Sumner

23

During Charles Sumner's speech he singled out who? Who then beat Sumner with a cane for doing this?

Andrew P. Butler, Preston Brooks

24

Former Whigs, members of the free-soil party, and a few antislavery Democrats made what party?

Republican Party

25

Eventually the Republican Party absorbed what other group?

The Northern Know Nothings

26

Republican elected who to run in the 1856 election?

John C. Fremont

27

Who did the Democrats nominate for the 1856 election?

James Buchanan

28

Who did the American party nomiate for the 1856 election?

Millar Fillmore

29

Who ended up winning the 1856 election?

James Buchanan

30

What chief Justice ruled against Scott and was extremely racist in the Dred Scott case?

Roger B. Taney

31

What group voted to accept the Lecompton Constitution?

The Senate, (the house blocked it)

32

IN 1858 who was the republican candidate chosen to run for the Senate?

Abraham Lincoln

33

Who was the democrat thatdebated with Abraham Lincoln

Stephen A. Douglas

34

During a deate with Lincoln, Douglas tried to avoid the dilemma of slavery by formulating an answer that became known as what?

Freeport Doctrine

35

Who planned to seize the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry?

John Brown

36

Who was the democratic candidate in 1860?

John C. Breckinridge

37

The Constitutional Unionists chose whom as their candidate in 1860?

John Bell

38

The Republicans chose who for the 1860 election?

Abraham Lincoln

39

What was the first state to vote for an Ordinance of Secession?

South Carolina

40

What was the one island stronghold that reamined out of Southern hands?

Fort Sumter

41

Lincoln asked Republicans to stand firm so what compromise would not pass?

Crittenden's Compromise

42

What was the name of the seceeded states?

Confederate State of America

43

Confederate forces bombarded what fort for 33 hours?

Fort Sumter

44

Presiden Lincoln called for how many volunteers?

75,000

45

Lincoln imposed what in Baltimore, where mobs had already attacked federal troops?

Martial Law

46

What state stayed Neutral until 1861

Kentucky

47

Which state stayed with the Union despite it's location?

Missouri