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100

Gold was first discovered in California on this man's ranch

Who is John Sutter?

100

these two Illinois politicians held seven influential debates on the issue of slavery

Who are Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas?

100

This political party arose as an anti-slavery party that opposed the expansion of slavery into new territories, but did not advocate the abolition of slavery in the South

What is the Republican party?

100

This compromise that sought to reinstate the Missouri Compromise line of 36°30′ for the Western territories and guarantee the protection of slavery where it already existed failed to pass the Republican-controlled Congress

What is the Crittenden Compromise?

100

Thousands of slaves escaped the South via this network

What is the Underground Railroad?

200

This term refers to the first major batch of California gold rush miners

What is forty-niners?

200

This 1856 Democratic presidential candidate from Pennsylvania was sympathetic to the South

Who is James Buchanan?

200

Prior to the 1860 presidential election this political party not only controlled the South but also had a strong voter turnout in the North

What is the Democratic Party?

200

This act was largely responsible for the virtual civil war in "Bleeding Kansas"

What is the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

200

This former slave went before the Supreme Court which denied that blacks had rights as U.S. citizens

Who is Dred Scott?

300

the South resisted the admission of California as a state because Southerners feared their loss of power in this legislative body

What is the Senate?

300

he was Zachary Taylor's vice-president

Who is Millard Fillmore?
300

Southern senators blocked this bill amendment each time it passed in the House of Representatives

What is the Wilmot Proviso?

300

this agreement was necessary before California could be admitted as a free state

What is the Compromise of 1850?

300

This powerful novel aroused public opinion against slavery

What is Uncle Tom's Cabin?

400

Gold was first discovered in California in this year

What is 1848?

400

Southern representative that caned a Northern senator in the Senate chamber

Who is Preston Brooks?

400

this political position held that residents of a territory should decided the status of slavery in their territory

What is popular sovereignty?

400

this provision of the Compromise of 1850 called for the return of runaway slaves to bondage

What is the Fugitive Slave Act?

400

he was the fanatical abolitionist that raided Harper's Ferry

Who is John Brown?

500

Most forty-niners used this route to get to California

What is the Oregon Trail?

500

This Illinois senator was one of the leading proponents of popular sovereignty

Who is Stephen Douglas?

500

this term refers to radical Southerners that advocated the South's leaving the Union as the only way to preserve the Southern way of life

What is Fire-Eater?

500

he became known as "the Great Compromiser" due to his role in the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise Tariff of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850

Who is Henry Clay?

500

this Supreme Court chief justice denied that blacks had citizenship rights

Who is Roger Taney?

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