1. The Dred Scott decision

1. upheld the Compromise of 1850.
2. ended slavery in the territories.
3. established that slavery was legal in any territory.
4. ruled that slaves could sue their owners in a federal court.

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2. Sectional rivalries during the period from 1820 to 1860 centered
mainly around the issues of

1. foreign policy, the abolition of slavery, and the currency system.
2. States rights, the extension of slavery, and tariffs.
3. tariffs, the currency system.
4. Conservation, foreign policy and women suffrage.

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3. Which argument did President Abraham Lincoln use against the
secession of the Southern States?

1. Slavery was not profitable.
2. The government was a union of people and not of states.
3. The Southern States did not permit their people to vote on secession.
4. As the Commander in Chief, he had the duty to defend the
United States against foreign invasion.

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4. An underlying cause of the Civil War was

1. the North's unwillingness to compromise on tariffs.
2. the Supreme Court's unwillingness to rule on slavery.
3. sectional tensions created by slavery.
4. the Democratic party's commitment to abolitionism.

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5. Which event was the immediate cause for the secession of several States in 1860?

1. the Dred Scott decision.
2. the Missouri Compromise.
3. the raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
4. the election of President Abraham Lincoln.

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