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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Lincoln and Slavery

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Based on statements made in the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858 and Lincoln's Presidential campaign speeches, Abraham Lincoln's position on slavery was seen by most contemporaries as:

A

Controversially abolitionist.

B

Moderate, as he seemed to want to stop the spread of slavery but would allow it to continue to exist where it already did exist.

C

In favor of the idea of popular sovereignty.

D

In favor of allowing the Supreme Court to make key decisions about the future of slavery in the US.

E

Pro-Southern or at least sympathetic to the Southern position on slavery.