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18.Which of the following developments was most directly connected to the collapse of the Whig Partyin United States politics during the 1850s?
“What fault has there been on the part of the General Government of the United States? Why break upthis Union? Will any gentleman be so kind as to particularize a single instance worthy of debate, in which
AP U.S. HistoryScoring GuideUnit 5 Progress Check: MCQCopyright © 2017. The College Board. These materials are part of a College Board program. Use or distribution of these materials online orin print beyond your school’s participation in the program is prohibited.Page 11 of 19or later it would be divided into sundry [several] petty Confederacies. We would have a CentralConfederacy, a Confederacy of the States of the Mississippi Valley, a Pacific Confederacy, a WesternConfederacy, an Eastern Confederacy, a Northern and a Southern Confederacy.“. . . It is easy perhaps to break down this Government; but, sir, when we break it down it will not be soeasy a matter to build it up. . . . Gentlemen cry out against the tyranny of their own government, and yetdenounce [those opposed to secession] because we hesitate to allow ourselves to be thrust into theembraces of such a military dictatorship.”Waitman T. Willey, addressing the Virginia State Secession Convention, March 4, 186119.The excerpt best serves as evidence that, in 1861,Acitizens in the Northern states did not want Abraham Lincoln as presidentBcitizens in the Southern states were deeply divided over secessionCcitizens in the Northern states were prepared to accommodate slaveryDcitizens in the Northern states would not accept a Confederate government20.Which of the following conclusions can best be reached based on the sentiments expressed in theexcerpt?

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