Exam #3 History

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1
Proponents of popular sovereignty believed that
 
residents of a territory should decide the issue of slavery.
2
Effects of the Compromise of 1850 included...
 
sectional dissatisfaction by both sides.
3
Results of the Kansas-Nebraska Act included...
 
a blood civil conflict between proslavery and antislavery forces in Kansas.
4
In the controversial Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court declared that...
 
blacks were not citizens of the United States.
5
John Brown hoped that his raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia would...
 
start a slave rebellion in the state of Virginia.
6
Before the first battle of the Civil War, most people on both sides thought
 
their side would win easily.
7
All of the following were advantages for the North except
 
longer tours of duty produced a more experienced army.
8
The Emancipation Proclamation...
 
only freed slaves in unconquered territory.
9
The New York City Draft riot...
 
turned into violence based on social class and racism.
10
President Lincoln suspended the right of habeas corpus for the purpose of...
 
making it easier to arrest and hold suspected Confederate agents.
11
Short-staple cotton became a major profit-maker for all of the following reasons EXCEPT......
 
the majority of settlers in the Old Southwest owned large plantations that grew it.
12
Before 1850, who was the dominant power on the north and central Great Plains?
 
the warrior-hunters of the Sioux tribe.
13
Which practice did settlers bring to Texas that was illegal under Mexican law?
 
slavery
14
The actual fighting of the Mexican War began when American forces moved into...
 
the 100 miles between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers.
15
Manifest Destiny was used to justify...
 
the acquisition of territory in the west.
16
The Midwest was able to serve as the nation's breadbasket once it

 
had railroads to transport its wheat to distant markets.
17
By the 1850s the economy of the Midwest was integrated into the economy of what other region?

 
the Northeast
18
American fortunes in the fur trade were greatly helped by the development of

 
the annual rendezvous in Wyoming.
19
Life for white fur-traders included all of the following EXCEPT

 
close ties with the economic elite of the Northeast who dominated the fur trade.
20
The journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail took about

 
six months
21
The first large party on the Oregon Trail left from

 
Independence, Missouri.
22
Texas won independence

 
in the Battle of San Jacinto.
23
The concept of Manifest Destiny was closely tied to which political party?

 
Democrats
24
The joint British-United States occupation of Oregon was ended when

 
President Polk compromised with Britain on the boundary issue.
25
Polk's offer to buy California for $30 million

 
fell apart when Mexico refused to receive Polk's representative John Slidell.
26
The Mexican War

 
was initiated by the United States because President Polk wanted California and the Southwest....
27
American advantages in the Mexican War included

 
better leadership, artillery, and naval capacity.
28
The people who held the balance of cultural and political power in the Old Northwest were from

 
New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
29
Which of the following is an accurate statement?

 
Slaves, land, and cotton were the keys to wealth on the Southern frontier.
30
In the Southwest borderlands, the largest single group of people were the

 
indians
31
Americans first began coming to Texas

 
at the invitation of the Mexican government.
32
The rise of cattle ranching in California primarily benefited

 
Yankee merchants.
33
The Mormons

 
saw Utah as their Zion.
34
A cornerstone of President Polk's foreign policy was

                                                           
 
the acquisition of California.
35
The largest single group in the borderlands between the United States and Spanish America were

 
Indians
36
Which of the following did southerners gain in the Compromise of 1850?

 
the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act.
37
The 1852 election

 
showed that Americans were losing faith in the abilities of the political parties to govern.
38
The election of 1852 is significant for Catholic immigrants because....

 
much of the Democrats' support had come from the first-time votes of mainly Catholic immigrants....
39
The Kansas-Nebraska Act

 
allowed the residents of Kansas to vote on whether or not to allow slavery there.
40
One of the results of the Kansas-Nebraska Act was

 
"Bleeding Kansas."
41
The Lecompton Constitution

 
established Kansas as a slave state.
42
The Dred Scott decision

 
ruled that, in essence, Congress was constitutionally barred from prohibiting slavery in the...
43
After winning election to the presidency, and prior to assuming office, Lincoln

 
made it clear he did not favor the peace proposals of John Tyler and John Crittenden.

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