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Unformatted text preview: Chapters 18-19 Test 2004 Identification Describe and state the historical significance of the following: Freeport Doctrine Stephen A. Douglas Multiple Choice 1. The debate over slavery in the Mexican Cession a. threatened to split national politics along North-South lines. b. nearly resulted in the return of the territory to Mexico. c. resulted in the formation of the Republican party. d. resulted in strong hostility to further expansionism. e. all of these. 2. Stephen A. Douglas's plans for deciding the slavery question in the Kansas-Nebraska scheme required repeal of the a. Compromise of 1850. b. Fugitive Slave Act. c. Wilmot Proviso. d. Northwest Ordinance. e. Missouri Compromise. 3. The new Free Soil party in 1848 found major support from those who (5) a. favored high tariffs. b. had wanted all of Oregon up to the 54 40' line. c. condemned slavery as immoral. d. wanted to keep slavery out of the territories. e. believed that slavery harmed white labor. 4. By 1850, the South a. was experiencing economic difficulties. b. feared that slavery might be abolished in states where it already existed. c. remained concerned about its weak voice in national government. d. was relatively well off, politically and economically. e. recognized that slavery expansion was over. 5. As a result of reading Uncle Tom's Cabin , many northerners a. found the book's portrayal of slavery too extreme. b. vowed to halt British and French efforts to help the Confederacy. c. rejected Hinton Helper's picture of the South and slavery. d. swore that they would have nothing to do with the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law. e. sent guns to antislavery settlers in Kansas ("Beecher's Bibles"). 6. The impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act was to (2) a. bring a final solution to the question of slavery in the territories. b. give the North the upper hand in the debate on slavery. c. enrage the antislavery abolitionists. d. lessen the prospects for future compromises between North and South. e. make Stephen Douglas the most controversial national politician. 7. Stephen A. Douglas proposed that the question of slavery in the Kansas-Nebraska Territory be decided by a. popular sovereignty. b. making Kansas a free territory and Nebraska a slave territory. c. the Supreme Court. d. admitting California, Kansas, and Nebraska to the Union as free states. e. the winner of the next presidential election. 8. The situation in Kansas in the mid-1850s indicated the impracticality of __________ in the territories. a. abolitionism b. free soil c. popular sovereignty d. slavery e. cotton growing 9. The United States' victory in the Mexican War resulted in a. renewed controversy over the issue of extending slavery into the territories....
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- Spring '07
- Uncle Tom's Cabin