APUSH Chapter 14 Homework

APUSH Chapter 14 Homework
1. What was the Wilmot Proviso? What was its fate?
2. The Free soil Party was formed in 1848. Describe its membership and what they
stood for.
3. Describe the series of resolutions that resulted in the Compromise of 1850.
4. What were the motivations for the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854? Describe the
Kansas-Nebraska Act. What were the consequences of it?
5. Describe the intent of the Ostend Manifesto. How was it interpreted?
6. In the 1840s and 1850s immigrants from Ireland and Germany came in droves to
America. Describe how nativists reacted to these immigrants (give specifics).
7. What was the Know-Nothing Party? Briefly describe their beliefs. Why did they
8. Describe the rise of the Republican Party. Briefly describe their beliefs.
9. Why was the Kansas Territory called “Bleeding Kansas”? Describe the “sack of
Lawrence” (home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks). What role did John
Brown play in the Kansas “border war”?
10. Briefly describe the roles of religion and literature in North and South
11. Describe the background, final decision, criticisms, and implications of the Dred
Scott case of 1857.
12. Briefly describe the Lecompton Controversy.
13. Contrast the positions taken by Republican Abraham Lincoln and Democrat
Stephen Douglas debates for the Illinois Senate race of 1858. (You may make a
T-chart to answer this if you wish)
14. Describe John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry. What was the outcome?
15. Describe the Presidential election of 1860.
16. Contrast the various historical interpretations that have been advanced to explain
the reasons for southern secession.
Bonus Question
From what you read on pages 401-403, make an inference as to why the University of
Kansas and the University of Missouri are hated rivals.