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The compromise proposed by Senator John Crittenden of Kentucky amended the Constitution to protect slavery where it already existed foreverCorrect. Crittenden hoped to stop the South from seceding by prohibiting Congress from ever banning slavery where it already was legal. As such, it made slavery a permanent reality protected by the Constitution. Southerners rejected his compromise because it closed off territory to the north from slavery, and Republicans refused its provision that allowed slavery to expand westward. received the support of Republicans anxious to avoid a possible civil warearned the support of southerners who feared that Lincoln was an abolitionistrequired the gradual phasing out of slavery over several decades.Question 24 / 4 ptsIn response to the founding of the Confederate States of America, President Abraham Lincoln announced that he would work with Confederate leaders in an effort to restore the Unionimmediately declared warargued that secession was unconstitutional
Correct. Lincoln argued that, in joining the Union, states had given up some of their sovereignty; they had no legal or constitutional right to secede. declared that he would recognize the CSA as an independent nation if its leaders would sign a treaty guaranteeing peaceQuestion 34 / 4 ptsWith the onset of military action at Fort Sumter, four more states announced secession from the Union, including
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West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, and DelawareIllinois, Ohio, Indiana, and KentuckyTexas, Louisiana, Florida, and GeorgiaQuestion 44 / 4 ptsWhich statement below best characterizes the advantages the South possessed at the outset of the Civil War?