US History Unit Exam quiz

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Study for the coming US history Unit Exam

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Question 1

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The Hartford convention was held in 1804.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Who founded the Democratic-Republican Party?
Answer
  • John Adams and George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
  • Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant

Question 3

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The Federalist Party supported a strong national government and a friendly relationship with Great Britain.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Mark which of the following things Andrew Jackson did.
Answer
  • Beat his attempted assassin with a wooden cane
  • Hung John C. Calhoun
  • Became President of the United States
  • Hated the US bank
  • Belonged to the Union

Question 5

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Who was John Brown?
Answer
  • A freed slave who helped Abraham Lincoln end slavery.
  • A military leader for the Confederacy.
  • Abolitionist who led the raid on Harpers Ferry.

Question 6

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The slogan of the Republican Party was "Free land, Free slaves, Free Republic"
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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The Cotton Boom improved the economy and cotton was being produced faster than ever.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Who was Eli Whitney?
Answer
  • An abolitionist who wrote the journal, "North Star"
  • The inventor of the Cotton Gin
  • Tecumseh's life long enemy

Question 9

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What did the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments do for the United States?
Answer
  • They officially put an end to slavery.
  • They declared the western territories free land.
  • They banned freed slaves from leaving their home state.
  • They declared Texas American territory.

Question 10

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Tecumseh was the Native American leader of the Cherokee who tried desperately to keep his people in Georgia.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Check the territories the US bought in the Mexican-American War
Answer
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • Texas
  • Idaho
  • California
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma

Question 12

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The Dred Scott Decision is considered the one unconstitutional decision the Supreme Court has ever made.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 13

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Abraham Lincoln was America's second republican president.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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What was the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
Answer
  • The declaration of Kansas and Nebraska to be free states
  • The official statement that Kansas had slaves and Nebraska was free.
  • The order which said popular sovereignty would decide about slavery.
  • The law which said slave owners must buy new slaves in Kansas or Nebraska and not bring their own when moving there

Question 15

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William Lloyd Garrison was a radical Yankee abolitionist who founded the leading anti-slavery journal.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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The Emancipation Proclamation was Abe Lincoln's order and not another president's.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Check what was important to Northern Democrats.
Answer
  • Anti-Slavery
  • Pro-Slavery
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Protection for all Citizens

Question 18

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Who won the election of 1860?
Answer
  • John C. Breckenridge (Southern Democrat)
  • John Bell (Constitutional Union)
  • Stephen Douglas (Democrat)
  • Abraham Lincoln (Republican)

Question 19

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Thomas Jefferson purchased the west coast territory.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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Why did the Constitutional Union fight in the Civil War?
Answer
  • To get MORE LAND
  • To free other slaves
  • To keep the Union United
  • To ally with Britain against the Confederacy.

Question 21

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How were steamboats used at this time?
Answer
  • For tourists staying by the river
  • Trade on the River
  • Reaching the West Coast
  • A different form of living, alternative to houses
  • Civil war fighting

Question 22

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The 3/5 clause was made to make southerners happy.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 23

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Nat Turner had prophecies which told him to kill white people.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 24

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Why did Bleeding Kansas happen?
Answer
  • Slave owners were upset by the Missouri compromise and wanted more states on the Louisiana Territory to have slaves.
  • Slave owners wanted to get more land in Kansas, so they violently forced the citizens to vote for slavery.
  • There was a law that any fleeing slaves found in Kansas should be killed.

Question 25

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The Missouri Compromise let Missouri be free among slave-owning Louisiana territory.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Who was Frederick Douglas?
Answer
  • The vice president of the United States from 1860-1868
  • A freed slave from Maryland
  • A white abolitionist from Massachusetts
  • The leader of the Tennessee militia

Question 27

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The Trail of Tears, despite its name, was fairly peaceful and the Native Americans enjoyed their new homes.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 28

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What was decided for California in the Compromise of 1850?
Answer
  • It would be slave-owning.
  • Slavery would be determined by popular sovereignty.
  • It would be free.

Question 29

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Was the Raid on Harper's Ferry successful?
Answer
  • Yes
  • No

Question 30

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Who was the war of 1812 between?
Answer
  • Texas and the US
  • Shawnee and the US
  • UK and the US
  • UK and Canada

Question 31

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Which political party favored states' rights and a weak federal government?
Answer
  • The Democratic Party
  • The Republican Party
  • The Constitutional Union Party

Question 32

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Manifest Destiny stated that it was wrong to take over the west
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 33

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Southern Democrats supported the notion of westward expansion.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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