Lead-up to the Civil War Quiz

How much do you know about the events that led up to the American Civil War?  

  1. Abolitionists who wanted to disobey the Fugitive Slave Act cited which state laws?

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  2. Which 1860 presidential candidate championed popular sovereignty as a way to decide the slavery issue?

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  3. Which state was admitted as a free state under the Compromise of 1850?

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  4. The Ostend Manifesto was the American attempt to buy which Caribbean island?

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  5. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

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  6. Who was the first successful Republican presidential candidate?

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  7. John Bell led the _______Party in the election of 1860

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  8. Who was the Chief Justice who ruled against Dred Scot in the case Scot v. Samford?

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  9. After gaining notoriety for a massacre at Pottawatomie Creek, John Brown led a raid against the federal military arsenal located at________

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  10. Preston Brooks caned which senator in Congress for slurs against slavery?

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