Chapter 14 Study Guide: A Divided Nation

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  1. Where did most Southerns live by the mid-1850s?
    farms and small towns
  2. In what region (N, S, E or W) of the United States were most of the nation's cities located by the 1850's?
  3. What was the North's point of view on slavery by the 1850s?
    Most northern states outlawed slavery.
  4. How did slavery's effect the Southern economy?
    Slavery was profitable for the plantation owners.
  5. Describe how slaves resisted slavery.
    They held back from working, broke tools, pretended to be sick or escape.
  6. Which slave rebellion ended in the slaves returning to Africa?
    Amistad Rebellion
  7. How did Harriet Tubman and others help slaves reach freedom in the North?
    They used the underground Railroad.
  8. Which of the following describes the lifestyle of free African Americans?
    They lived in fear of losing their freedom.
  9. What problem did the Missouri Compromise solve?
    Northerners did not want more slave states than free states.
  10. What led to violence in Kansas in 1854?
    Northerners and Southerns disagreed over the results of the slavery vote.
  11. Why were people outraged a the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott case?
    The Court said African Americans had no rights.
  12. How did John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry affect the nation?
    It further divided the North and the South.
  13. What were Lincoln's and Douglas's views on slavery?
    Lincoln opposed slavery, but Douglas thought slavery had its place.
  14. Why did Southern states seceded from the Union?
    They wanted to keep slavery.
  15. What officially started the Civil War?
    battle at Fort Sumter
  16. What did the North hope to achieve by fighting the Civil War?
    An end to slavery
  17. Essay:
    Point of View: 
    Why did the Southern states prefer to buy manufactured goods from Britain rather than from the Northern states here at home?
    The British goods were cheaper.
  18. Essay:
    Main Idea and Details:
    Why did Southern states fear the outlawing of slavery?
    They were afraid their way of life and means of making money would change.
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Chapter 14 Study Guide: A Divided Nation
2014-04-23 20:09:53
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