The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Quiz

Eric Foner
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


The Dred Scott Decision was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants) were what? (from Chapter 4)


What clause in the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness? (from Chapter 9 and Epilogue)


When was the Wisconsin Enabling Act enacted? (from Chapter 4)


Who was an anti-slavery activist who was active in the New York Committee of Vigilance and the Underground Railroad and helped Frederick Douglass escape to freedom? (from Chapter 8)


Illinois had prohibited slavery in its constitution in what year when it was admitted as a state? (from Chapter 4)

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