United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

1850s Issues

Stephen Douglas was a leading
Democrat throughout the 1850s
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131474

If there is any one principle dearer and more sacred than all others in free governments, it is that which asserts the exclusive right of a free people to form and adopt their own fundamental law, and to manage and regulate their own internal affairs and domestic institutions.

The above quote from Stephen Douglas refers to:

(A) the Compromise of 1850
(B) the Dred Scott v. Sanford decision
(C) bleeding Kansas
(D) the Kansas-Nebraska Act
(E) John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry

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