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California's constitutional response to slavery included
A)a unanimous vote to exclude slavery.
B)allowing slaves to be kept only by miners.
C)a compromise offering suffrage to white males only.
D)both a unanimous vote to exclude slavery and a compromise offering suffrage to white males only.
The emphasis in Congress on balancing slave and free states
A)was to assure the South of veto power against North-supported motions.
B)led to extending the Missouri Compromise boundary to the Pacific coast.
C)permitted Utah and New Mexico to organize as free states.
D)all of these.
The Know-Nothing party
A)opposed Catholics, considering them to be loyal to a foreign government.
B)opposed foreign miners.
C)trounced the Democrats in elections in the 1850s.
D)all of these.
David Broderick and William Gwin came to California
A)as Know-Nothing party leaders.
B)as rivals with blindly destructive ambitions.
C)as Southern Democrats opposed to slavery.
D)all of these.
The first California constitution did all of the following EXCEPT
A)establish the permanent location of the capitol.
B)grant property rights to married women.
C)draw its language primarily from other state constitutions.
D)adopt federal land grant support for public education.
California was admitted to the Union on
A)October 18, 1849.
B)January 24, 1848.
C)September 9, 1850.
D)October 29, 1850.
Which of these statements is true of California during the Civil War?
A)Leland Stanford became the first Democratic governor in a decade.
B)Some 5,000 young men enlisted to fight for the Union.
C)The state was heavily pro-Confederacy, especially in coastal areas.
D)The state was heavily pro-Union.

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