Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 1. As a southern man with Union...

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Chapter 16 1. As a southern man with Union principles, Zachary Taylor a) advocated popular sovereignty. b) wanted immediate admission of California and another free state. c) supported the extension of slavery in the West but not in the North. d) opposed the Dred Scott decision. 2. The Dred Scott decision of the United States Supreme Court involved a) a slave who had been taken to live in Kansas. b) a slave suing for his freedom because his master had taken him into free territory. c) a former slave who sued for his wife’s freedom on the grounds that she had been married to a free black. d) a slave who had been freed by his master and who challenged the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. 3. Anthony Burns caused a sensation when a) he led an antislavery raid in "bleeding Kansas." b) soldiers captured the fugitive slave. c) he appeared as a character in Uncle Tom’s Cabin . d) he caned Charles Sumner on the floor of the U. S. Senate. 4. An important factor contributing to the Compromise of 1850 was a) the death of Zachary Taylor. b) Henry Clay’s proposal to resolve the crisis. c) Stephen Douglas’s idea to enact five separate laws. d) all of the above 5. The Pottawatomie Massacre occurred in a) California. b) Kansas.
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c) Nebraska. d) Missouri. 6. The mining communities in the West were unusual in that they a) were extremely unstable and disorderly. b) contained a high percentage of women. c) were ethnically quite homogeneous. d) all of the above 7. The Compromise of 1850 did not include a) maintaining the balance between free states and slave states. b) a strong federal law requiring the return of fugitive slaves. c) the abolition of slavery in Washington, D. C. d) admission of California as a free state. 8. Lewis Cass’s idea of popular sovereignty called for a) the citizens of a territory to decide the fate of slavery in that territory. b) a national referendum on controversial issues such as the tariff, slavery, and the national bank. c) electing presidents by popular vote without an electoral college. d) giving blacks, including slaves, the right to vote in national elections. 9. The efforts to preserve the Union in 1861 included a) an agreement to postpone the inauguration of Lincoln so that Breckinridge could be made president. b) the proposal of a constitutional amendment to guarantee protection for slavery everywhere it then existed. c) a plan to withdraw federal troops from all military installations in the South. d) passage of a law to outlaw slavery in all northern states. 10. The failure of Kansas to gain statehood before the Civil War can be attributed to a) the fervent desire of many to run a transcontinental railroad through the area. b)
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2008 for the course GOV 1500 taught by Professor Meader during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 1. As a southern man with Union...

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