Mid Year Unit Exam

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1.  James Polk went to war with Mexico
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2.  Which of the following was NOT an essential feature of the factory system?
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3.  John Tyler initiated the politics of Manifest Destiny
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4.  Which one of the following was an important premise of Manifest Destiny?
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5.  ________, the hero of San Jacinto, became the first president of the Texas Republic.
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6.  The arrival of large numbers of immigrants
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7.  The rallying cry "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" referred to which desired territory?
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8.  For the American economy, railroads
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9.  Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of the Young America movement?
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10.  Manifest Destiny was based, in part, on
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11.  The increasing employment of immigrants in the 1840s and 1850s
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12.  In ________, Herman Melville produced a novel, original in form and conception, to fulfill the demand of Young Americans for a New Literature.
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13.  The majority of immigrants became
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14.  Characteristic of the change in labor in the 1830s and 1840s was
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15.  The ________ immigrants to the United States settled in the Northeast and faced prejudice.
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16.  For former rural folk, the transition to industrial wage labor
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17.  The major factor that pushed the Irish immigrant to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s was
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18.  In 1830, California, Texas, and New Mexico were under the sovereignty of
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19.  One of the most important effects of the American industrial revolution was
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20.  California in the 1830s and 1840s was controlled by
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21.  The Mormon community, established in Utah,
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22.  Most German immigrants came to the United States to escape
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23.  The leader of the Mormon trek to Utah was
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24.  Which of the following was NOT Mexican territory in 1825?
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25.  Opposition to Tyler's plan for the annexation of Texas came, primarily, from
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26.  An important result of the changing character of labor was
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27.  Shippers did not immediately shift to the railroads because
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28.  Between the 1830s and 1840s, most of the immigrants to the United States came from
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29.  The inventor of the mechanical reaper was
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30.  The founder of the Mormon Church was
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31.  German immigrants
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32.  Who was president of the United States when the Mexican War began?
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33.  In the presidential election of 1844,
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34.  The transformation of the American economy in the 1840s and 1850s was primarily the result of
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35.  Local and state governments in the United States
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36.  The growth of American industry in the 1830s and 1840s was NOT influenced by
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37.  The evidence that shows that economics was a major motivation for immigration was found in the
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38.  The majority of Irish immigrants settled in the
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39.  California in the 1820s and 1830s
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40.  Which one of the following states actually existed for ten years as an independent nation before its admission to the Union?
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41.  The winner of the election of 1844 was
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42.  The most important overland route for American migration to the far West was
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43.  The American population moved westward in the 1830s and 1840s for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT
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44.  The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
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45.  The most plausible reason for the Texas Revolution was
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46.  The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 settled a boundary dispute between ________ over ________.
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47.  The United States expected the Mexican War
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48.  One of the first to use the phrase "Young America" was
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49.  The possibility of war with Great Britain over Oregon was increased by
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50.  Which of the following Mexican policies irritated the Anglo-American settlers of Texas in the early 1830s?
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51.  The Republican Party platform in 1860
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52.  The first significant effort to create a broadly based sectional party, addressing itself to voters' concerns about the extension of slavery, was the
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53.  The Republican Party
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54.  The Compromise of 1850
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55.  The anticipated economic stimulus which would help the development of Kansas and Nebraska was
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56.  A smaller civil war, which was a rehearsal for the later political disaster in the United States, was fought in which state during the late 1850s?
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57.  Southerners viewed the election of James Buchanan in 1856
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58.  In his debates with Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln
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59.  Northern attempts to attack slavery were limited by
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60.  The winner of the election of 1848 was
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61.  The failure of the political parties to develop distinctive issues in the election of 1852
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62.  The growing division between North and South during the 1840s and 1850s
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63.  Which of the following was not a presidential candidate in the 1860 election?
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64.  President ________ was a staunch opponent of the key elements contained in the Compromise of 1850.
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65.  The controversy in Kansas suggested that popular sovereignty
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66.  Which one of the following individuals was most responsible for coming up with the idea of popular sovereignty?
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67.  The political party known especially for its anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic philosophy was the
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68.  The Wilmot Proviso sought to
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69.  The Dred Scott Decision
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70.  In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court decision was largely the work of
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71.  The nativist third party that opposed immigration was known as the
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72.  The Kansas-Nebraska Act
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73.  Hinton R. Helper's The Impending Crisis of the South
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74.  The Lecompton constitution
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75.  The Republicans were successful in the election of 1860 because
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76.  The second party system describes
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77.  Underlying the rapid growth of the Republican party was its
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78.  The major reason for Winfield Scott's defeat in 1852 was his
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79.  The Free Soil movement supported the exclusion of slavery from the territories because of
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80.  The "free-state" capital of Kansas was at
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81.  Popular sovereignty failed in the 1854 Kansas elections because of
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82.  In the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Stephen Douglas attempted to set up territorial government on the basis of
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83.  Why did the Know-Nothings become popular?
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84.  Which of the following, more than anything else, gave birth to the Republican Party in the North?
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85.  In the Dred Scott case, the first question faced by the Supreme Court was
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86.  The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin was
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87.  Wilmot's Proviso
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88.  What bothered nativists most about the Irish and German immigrants was that so many of them were  
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89.  According to the principle of popular sovereignty,
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90.  On the issue of slavery, Republicans defended the rights of
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91.  The key organizer of the Compromise of 1850 was
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