True/False Quiz

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Because of his discourteous behavior in the Senate, Charles Sumner was not reelected by his home state of Massachusetts.
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Northerners rejected extension of the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific because it would have opened most of the land in the Mexican cession to slavery.
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Because of a sustained business depression, economic issues preoccupied voters in the election of 1852.
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Stephen Douglas hoped the Kansas-Nebraska Act would rekindle the spirit of manifest destiny and strengthen his prospects as a presidential candidate.
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The "sack of Lawrence," a raid on the free-state capital of Kansas by supporters of slavery, touched off a small-scale civil war in that territory during the summer of 1856.
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By transforming political questions into moral issues, northern and southern religious leaders increased the chances for compromise.
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Although Dred Scott lost his case before the Supreme Court in 1857, U.S. territories were thereafter closed to slavery.
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In his political campaigns, Abraham Lincoln presented himself as an abolitionist, committed to the emancipation of slaves throughout the United States.
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Stephen Douglas enjoyed widespread southern approval until his Freeport Doctrine suddenly alienated supporters in that section.
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When he lost the Republican party's presidential nomination to Lincoln in 1860, William Seward became the candidate of the new Constitutional Union party.
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