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1. Why did the issue of a transcontinental railroad help to reopen the sectional controversy? They weren't sure where to locate the railroad's eastern terminus, the point where the line would connect with the existing rail network east of the Mississippi. Northerners wanted it to be located in Chicago. Southerners wanted it to be located in St. Louis, Memphis, or New Orleans. The railroad now became part of the north/south struggle. 2. Who were the new Republicans? Which groups comprised this party? What was its platform? 3. Explain the maneuvering by pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces to gain control of the Kansas government. What did both sides come to believe that Kansas symbolized for the nation? Due to the…show more content…
Lincoln pursued various plans to colonize free Blacks outside of the United States, but none of these had a major effect. 8. What were the goals of John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA? John Brown's raid on the federal aresenal at Harper's Ferry, VA was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown's raid, accompanied by 20 men in his party, was defeated by a detachment of U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee. John Brown had originally asked Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, both of whom he had met in his formative years as an abolitionist in Springfield, Massachusetts, to join him in his raid, but Tubman was prevented by illness, and Douglass declined, as he believed Brown's plan would fail. 9. On what constitutional interpretation was the concept of secession based? What was the reaction of the United States government to the southern states that seceded first? The constitutional interpretation based on the concept of secession was that states had their own rights and could do what they pleased as a state. The United States governments reaction is that they were outraged but did not want to start a war. 10. What compromises were proposed to bring these states back into the Union? Why did they fail? The Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 were proposed to bring these states back into

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