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The Free Soil Party:

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a. cost Henry Clay the presidency by siphoning off votes from him in New York.

b. was powerful enough to convince James Polk not to seek reelection.

c. demonstrated that antislavery sentiment had spread far beyond abolitionist ranks.

d. strongly opposed the Wilmot Proviso but agreed to let it pass as part of a compromise.

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This was the site where the Civil War began.

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a. Appomattox

b. Gettysburg

c. "Bleeding" Kansas

d. Fort Sumter

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Acquisition of part of ___________ territory raised the issue of the extension of slavery

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a. Canadian

b. Oregon

c. Mexican

d. British

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In the controversial Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court declared

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a. blacks were only free when they entered a free territory

b. Only the national government could end slavery in the territories

c. The Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional

d. Dred Scott was free

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The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850:

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a. won the grudging support of Ralph Waldo Emerson as a necessary compromise.

b. gave new powers to federal officers to override local law enforcement.

c. was declared unconstitutional in the Dred Scott case.

d. angered southerners by weakening an earlier law on fugitive slaves.

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The caning of Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks:

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a. actually helped the new Republican Party.

b. was unusual because both men were proslavery Democrats.

c. showed the extreme violence of which northern abolitionists were capable.

d. was denounced by most southerners as barbaric.

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Where did the bulk of the fighting occur in the Mexican War?

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a. Texas

b. southern Mexico

c. central Mexico

d. New Mexico

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The opening of Japan to American ships was important because:

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a. the United States needed to purchase much rice.

b. Japan could serve as a refueling station on the way to China.

c. the United States could prevent war between Japan and China.

d. Japan had a large slave population.

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Abraham Lincoln combined the moral fervor of an abolitionist with:

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a. a respect for order and the Constitution.

b. principles of the Dred Scott decision.

c. the principles of the Compromise of 1850.

d. the idea of giving blacks the right to vote.

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Under the constitution of independent Texas:

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a. people of African heritage were denied civil rights.

b. Native Americans gained equal rights.

c. any race could purchase land.

d. all Mexicans were declared a separate race.

e. slavery was banned.

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He was president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

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a. Abraham Lincoln

b. Robert E. Lee

c. Ulysses S. Grant

d. Jefferson Davis

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This was the site where the Civil War officially came to an end.

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a. Appomattox

b. Fort Sumter

c. "Bleeding" Kansas

d. Gettysburg

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Which of the following caused division within the Confederacy?

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a. the abundance of food which came from slave labor

b. the heavy taxes on planters, who resented paying the majority of the war's costs

c. the draft, which allowed southerners to be exempt if they owned a certain number of slaves

d. the freeing of slaves in some states to create a helpful ally.

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He was president of the United States during the Civil War.

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a. Jefferson Davis

b. Abraham Lincoln

c. Robert E. Lee

d. Ulysses S. Grant

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The Emancipation Proclamation

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a. did not provide any military advantages to the Union

b. "freed" the slaves in the border states only

c. was widely opposed in the North

d. "freed" the slaves of all states in rebellion

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At the first Battle of Bull Run:

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a. both sides suffered more casualties than they did in any other single day during the war.

b. the Union won a smashing victory.

c. the end came with a chaotic retreat of the Union.

d. the Confederates swept norQuestion 30

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In the Confederacy, some states:

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a. distributed food to needy white families.

b. talked about seceding a second time.

c. used slaves as part of local militias.

d. officially accepted the Emancipation Proclamation.

thward and briefly captured Washington, D.C.

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Among the Confederacy's advantages during the Civil War was:

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a. The experience and talent of its military officers

b. that the Lower South had long had significant manufacturing facilities.

c. its military-aged white male population was slightly higher than the Union's.

d. that its rail network was more advanced than the Union's.

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Who took over for Joseph E. Johnston as top field commander of the Army of Northern Virginia?

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a. Jefferson Davis

b. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

c. Alexander Stephens

d. Robert E. Lee

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During the Civil War, northern white women:

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a. were recruited to sell war bonds door to door.

b. were allowed to accompany their husbands into battle if they did not have children.

c. began obtaining jobs as government clerks.

d. staged "bread riots" in major cities to protest food shortages.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1866:

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a. allowed states to determine essential citizenship standards.

b. provided African-Americans with the right to vote.

c. defined the rights of American citizens without regard to race.

d. won the support of President Andrew Johnson.

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General Sherman marched from Atlanta to the sea in order to:

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a. engage Lee in battle.

b. link up with Grant's army.

c. secure Richmond for the Union.

d. demoralize the South's civilian population.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Slaughterhouse Cases that:

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a. the federal government has sole authority under the Commerce Clause to regulate the meatpacking industry.

b. voting rights of African-Americans under the Fifteenth Amendment cannot be abridged or denied by any state.

c. most rights of citizens are under the control of state governments rather than the federal government.

d. Reconstruction had progressed too far and was now officially ended.

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Radical Republicans:

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a. embraced the principle of equal rights for all.

b. agreed on the need to end slavery but disagreed with one another over whether the freed slaves were entitled to civil rights.

c. wanted legitimate democracy in the South, with power to be shared by planters and freed slaves.

d. tended to come from the border states that had seen most of the vicious fighting during the Civil War.

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Why was Andrew Johnson acquitted on charges of impeachment?

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a. Many feared a constitutional crisis because, without a vice president in office, no one knew who would succeed Johnson as president.

b. Ulysses Grant urged Republicans to acquit Johnson because convicting him might hurt Grant's chances in the presidential election.

c. Johnson's lawyers assured moderate Republicans that he would behave for the rest of his term, so several voted to acquit him.

d. No one would testify against him.

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For most former slaves, freedom meant:

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a. voting.

b. jobs.

c. land ownership.

d. jury duty.

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Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce were the first two black:

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a. U.S. senators.

b. mayors of southern towns.

c. federal judges.

d. governors.

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To replace the freedmen in the South after the Civil War, a few laborers were brought in from where?

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a. China

b. Mexico

c. Canada

d. South Carolina

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The election of 1876:

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a. was won by Ulysses S. Grant, by a narrow count.

b. was won by Rutherford B. Hayes, by a landslide.

c. was finally decided by the Supreme Court.

d. involved disputed votes in Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana.

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Howard University is well known as:

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a. a black university in Washington, D.C.

b. the first medical school to admit women.

c. the oldest university in New England.

d. the law school where Abraham Lincoln earned his degree.

 

 

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