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The Popular Sovereignty Panacea
Know: Mexican Cession, Fire-eaters
29.What were the advantages and disadvantages of popular sovereignty?

Political Triumphs for General Taylor
30.Why was the Free-Soil party formed? Was it important? Explain.

"Californy Gold"
31.Did the California Gold Rush make people rich? Explain.

Sectional Balance and the Underground Railroad
Know: Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman
32."The South was in a politically weak position in the 1850's." Assess this statement.

Twilight of the Senatorial Giants
Know: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster
33.What effect did Webster's speech have?

Deadlock and Danger on Capitol Hill
Know: William H. Seward, Higher Law
34.How did William Seward contribute to the tension between North and South in 1850?

Breaking the Congressional Logjam
Know: Compromise of 1850
35. What factors led to the acceptance of the Compromise of 1850?

Balancing the Compromise Scales
36.Explain the quote, "No single irritant of the 1850's was more consistently galling to both sides...."

Defeat and Doom for the Whigs
37. What was important about the election of 1852?

Expansionist Stirrings South of the Border
Know: William Walker, Commodore Matthew C. Perry
38.Explain the Ostend Manifesto, and what consequences it had.

The Allure of Asia
Know: Treaty of Wanghia, Caleb Cushing, Commodore Perry
39.Is China or Japan more important to American trade today?

Pacific Railroad Promoters and the Gadsen Purchase
40.What was the reason for the Gadsen Purchase?

Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Scheme
Know: Stephen A. Douglas
41.Why were northerners so opposed to popular sovereignty?

Congress Legislates a Civil War
42. What were the effects of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
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