#10. The sentiments expressed in the excerpt above were most directly a result of which the following? a. The end of the second party systemb. The election of Lincoln in 1860c. The secession of the Southern states from the Uniond. The highly visible campaign of abolitionists against slavery For questions #11-12 refer to the excerpt below “The van of the Caucasian race now atop the Rocky Mountains, and spread down upon the shores of the Pacific. In a few years a great population will grow up there, luminous with the accumulated lights of European and American civilization. Their presence in such a position cannot be without its influence upon eastern Asia.…Civilization, or extinction has been the fate of all people who found themselves in the track of the advancing Whites, and civilization, always the preference of the Whites, has been pressed as an object, while extinction has followed as a consequence of its resistance. The Black and Red races have often felt their ameliorating influence.” Congressional Speech by Senator Thomas Hart Benton, 1846 Congressional Globe , May 28, 1846. #11. The passage above was most likely a reaction to which of the following events or processes? #12. The excerpt above is best understood in the context of the For questions 13-15 refer to the excerpt below “It is a fact well known to every intelligent Southerner that we are compelled to go to the North for almost every article of utility and adornment, from shoepegs and paintings to cotton-mills, steamships and statuary…owing to the absence of a proper system of business amongst us, the North becomes, in one way or another, the proprietor and dispenser of all our floating wealth, and that we are dependent on Northern capitalists…and that, instead of building up…our own States, cities, and towns, we have been spending our substance at the North, and are daily augmenting and strengthening the very power which now has us so completely under its thumb.…It is not so much in its moral and religious aspects that we propose to discuss the question of slavery, as in its social and political character and influences.”
Hinton R. Helper, The Impending Crisis of the South , 1857 Hinton R. Helper, The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It (New York: Burdick Brothers, 1857).
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