Civil War Causes

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Civil War – Causes

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Choose the BEST answer for the questions below.

  1. The economy of the SOUTH mainly focused on:

  1. Agriculture/Cash Crops B. Tobacco

C. Plantations D. Manufacturing/Industry

  1. What was the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case?

  1. Dred Scott was awarded his freedom because he had lived in two free states.

  2. Dred Scott was not awarded his freedom because he owed several fines.

  3. Dred Scott was not awarded his freedom because the Court claimed that slaves were not citizens and had no authority to file lawsuits.

  4. None of the above

  1. After Lincoln’s election, which man called for Georgia to remain in the Union?

  1. Joseph Brown B. Thomas Cobb

C. Alexander Stephens D. Robert Toombs

  1. According to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, popular soveignty (people voting) would be used to determine whether slavery would be allowed in Kansas & Nebraska.

  1. True B. False

  1. Which definition BEST explains the Missouri Compromise?

  1. It said slaves captured in free states had to be returned to slave states.

  2. It allowed slavery in Maine but did not allow slavery in Missouri.

  3. It said that Missouri was not allowed to be a slave state.

  4. It maintained a balance of power between slave and free states.

  1. Which was NOT a part of the Compromise of 1850?

  1. California entered the union as a free state.

  2. Slave trading ended in Washington D.C.

  3. The territories of New Mexico & Utah would decide if they wanted to be a free or slave state.

  4. Congress would pass a fugitive slave law to give freedom to slave who ran away to free states.

  1. The North supported tariffs (taxes) on imports/exports because they saved Northern factories from going out of business.

  1. True B. False

  1. What was the “Georgia Platform”?

  1. It was a statement supporting states’ rights.

  2. It was a statement supporting the Compromise of 1850.

  3. It was a statement supporting popular sovereignty.

  4. It was a stage that speakers would stand on to deliver speeches.

  1. Southern states opposed (were against) tariffs and believed that they could nullify them.

  1. True B. False

  1. The idea behind the concept of State’s Rights is that state has the right to nullify any U.S. law that was not specifically outlined in the Constitution.

  1. True B. False

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