How Much Do You Know About The 1850s?

It Was The Decade Leading To The Civil War. How Much Do You Know About It?
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A Supreme Court ruling involving this former slave outraged many in the North:
Frederick Douglass
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth
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Which US senator proposed the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act?
Abraham Lincoln
Henry Clay
Stephen Douglas
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Question 3/12

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The admission of which state in 1850 reignited talk of secession and civil war?
Missouri
California
Kansas
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Question 4/12

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In 1859, this man led an attack on a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, which was intended to be the first step in a massive slave rebellion:
Denmark Vesey
Nat Turner
John Brown
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Which of the following was a candidate for president in the election of 1860?
Henry Clay
John C. Breckinridge
Roger B. Taney
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Question 6/12

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During the latter part of the 1850s, Kansas became known as what?
Bleeding Kansas
Murder Kansas
Abolitionist Kansas
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Which member of Congress was beaten senseless inside the Senate chamber by South Carolinian Preston Brooks?
Stephen Douglas
Charles Sumner
John C. Calhoun
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Question 8/12

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The controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act was proposed to solve a North-South dispute over which of the following?
A transcontinental railroad
Banning the slave trade
Relocating the US capital
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Question 9/12

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Southern states felt compelled to secede from the Union with the election of Abraham Lincoln because he was a/an:
Abolitionist
Republican
Democrat
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Question 10/12

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Although he was not on the ballot in several Southern states, Lincoln was able to win the election of 1860 because:
The Democrats did not nominate a candidate
The Democrats were split
He was widely popular
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Question 11/12

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Which was the first Southern state to secede?
Georgia
South Carolina
Alabama
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Question 12/12

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Which president is often criticized for doing too little as the country slid towards civil war?
James Buchanan
Zachary Taylor
James Monroe
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1
A Supreme Court ruling involving this former slave outraged many in the North:
Frederick Douglass
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth
2
Which US senator proposed the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act?
Abraham Lincoln
Henry Clay
Stephen Douglas
3
The admission of which state in 1850 reignited talk of secession and civil war?
Missouri
California
Kansas
4
In 1859, this man led an attack on a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, which was intended to be the first step in a massive slave rebellion:
Denmark Vesey
Nat Turner
John Brown
5
Which of the following was a candidate for president in the election of 1860?
Henry Clay
John C. Breckinridge
Roger B. Taney
6
During the latter part of the 1850s, Kansas became known as what?
Bleeding Kansas
Murder Kansas
Abolitionist Kansas
7
Which member of Congress was beaten senseless inside the Senate chamber by South Carolinian Preston Brooks?
Stephen Douglas
Charles Sumner
John C. Calhoun
8
The controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act was proposed to solve a North-South dispute over which of the following?
A transcontinental railroad
Banning the slave trade
Relocating the US capital
9
Southern states felt compelled to secede from the Union with the election of Abraham Lincoln because he was a/an:
Abolitionist
Republican
Democrat
10
Although he was not on the ballot in several Southern states, Lincoln was able to win the election of 1860 because:
The Democrats did not nominate a candidate
The Democrats were split
He was widely popular
11
Which was the first Southern state to secede?
Georgia
South Carolina
Alabama
12
Which president is often criticized for doing too little as the country slid towards civil war?
James Buchanan
Zachary Taylor
James Monroe