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United States presidential election, 1856: Quiz


Question 1: ________ was nominated for President on the 10th ballot over John C.
John KerryGeorge S. BoutwellBenjamin Franklin Butler (politician)Nathaniel Prentice Banks

Question 2: The convention chose Andrew J. Donelson of ________ for vice president with 181 votes to 30 scattering and 24 abstaining.
AlabamaArkansasGeorgia (U.S. state)Tennessee

Question 3: ________, U.S.
John M. ClaytonMartin Van BurenJohn C. CalhounWilliam L. Marcy

Question 4: Supreme Court Justice ________ of Ohio
Charles A. WickliffeJohn McLeanWilliam T. BarryWalter Q. Gresham

Question 5: The convention approved an anti-slavery platform, calling for congressional sovereignty of the territories, an end to polygamy in ________ settlements, and federal assistance for a transcontinental railroad.
MormonLatter Day Saint movementBrigham YoungJoseph Smith, Jr.

Question 6: ________
George H. W. BushGeorge W. BushHistory of the United States Republican PartyRepublican Party (United States)

Question 7: Former President ________ was nominated for President with 179 votes out of the 234 votes.
Grover ClevelandJohn TylerMillard FillmoreMartin Van Buren

Question 8: The party then succeeded in electing ________ the Speaker of the House in the 34th Congress.
Benjamin Franklin Butler (politician)John KerryGeorge S. BoutwellNathaniel Prentice Banks

Question 9: The Republican platform opposed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise through the ________ and the policy of popular sovereignty in deciding whether a state would enter the Union as a free or slave state.
Abraham LincolnBleeding KansasAmerican Civil WarKansas–Nebraska Act

Question 10: President ________ of New Hampshire
Franklin D. RooseveltJames K. PolkFranklin PierceJames Buchanan


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