The Growing National Crisis

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The Growing National Crisis:  The 1850s 1. Many Southerners supported the Compromise of 1850 because it: a. Provided that cotton be substituted for currency as a medium of exchange. b. Made the number of free states and slave states equal. c. Legalized slavery in all the newly acquired territories. d. Provided for the possible creation of five states out of Texas. e. Provided for the return of fugitive slaves. 2. Despite earlier efforts to settle the issue, the slavery question became a major issue in  the 1840s and 1850s because the: a. U. S. Supreme court had a northern majority. b. Nation was expanding to the west. c. Evangelists of the second awakening raised the issue frequently. d. Existing political parties needed an issue which would unite their members. 3. By opening territory north of 36º 30' to slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the: a. Dred Scott decision. b. Northwest Ordinance. c. Missouri Compromise. d. Wilmot Proviso. e. Compromise of 1850. 4. Stephen Douglas' advocacy of popular sovereignty in the Kansas-Nebraska Act ignited  rather than dispelled the flames of sectionalism. Popular sovereignty sought to: a. Allow blacks to vote in the Kansas-Nebraska territories. b. Force the Supreme Court to rule on slavery's constitutionality. c. Forbid masters from returning runaway slaves to the South. d.
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2010 for the course HIS HIS 1043 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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