5th Grade USA Studies 1565 To The Present: Week 17

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5th Grade USA Studies 1565 To The Present: Week 17


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. The most likely reason a state might choose to nullify a law is _______________________.
    • A. 

      A. it does not believe in the Constitution of the United States

    • B. 

      B. the Founding Fathers believed each state had the right to do so

    • C. 

      C. the people disagree with the decisions made by the federal government

    • D. 

      D. Democratic-Republicans are in charge of the state

  • 2. 
    2.  What was probably one result of the differences in population between the North and the South?
    • A. 

      F. The South had a greater number of representatives in Congress.

    • B. 

      G. The North had no representatives in Congress.

    • C. 

      H. The South had no representatives in Congress.

    • D. 

      J. The North had a greater number or representatives in Congress.

  • 3. 
     3. How did most people likely feel about Senator Clay when he suggested the Missouri Compromise?
    • A. 

      A. Northerners probably felt as though Clay wanted all states to be slave states.

    • B. 

      B. Southerners probably felt as though Clay wanted no states to own slaves.

    • C. 

      C. Northerners and Southerners probably felt angry that Clay did not know what he was doing.

    • D. 

      D. Northerners and Southerners probably felt that Clay was working to solve problems the best way he knew how.

  • 4. 
    4. Which statement about the Missouri Compromise is best supported by information from this week's issue?
    • A. 

      F. The plan settled a problem by making both sides give and take a little.

    • B. 

      G. The plan did not settle any problems at all.

    • C. 

      H. The plan was a success because no states could ever have slaves again.

    • D. 

      J. The plan was not a success because the boundary line was imaginary.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      A. Slaves could no longer be sold in Washington, D.C. following the Compromise of 1850.

    • B. 

      B. Senator Clay was responsible for helping to pass the laws that were a part of the Compromise of 1850.

    • C. 

      C. The Compromise of 1850 was not a good way to settle disagreements between the North and the South.

    • D. 

      D. People who lived in the New Mexico and Utah territories could decide on the slavery issue for themselves.

  • 6. 
    6. What would be the best alternative title for the subsection called "The Compromise of 1850"?
    • A. 

      F. California - The Sunny State From Mexico

    • B. 

      G. Both Sides Give and Both Sides Take

    • C. 

      H. Senator Clay - A Great Man From Kentucky

    • D. 

      J. Utah and Mexico - Territories With A Problem

  • 7. 
    7. What is the most likely reason Northerners were upset that Kansas and Nebraska were able to vote whether or not they wanted to be a slave state?
    • A. 

      A. All states north of the Missouri Compromise line were to remain free states.

    • B. 

       B. No other states were allowed to vote for themselves.

    • C. 

      C. Kansas should not have been allowed to become a state in the first place.

    • D. 

      D. Free soldiers did not want to have to go to Kansas to establish their own government.

  • 8. 
    8. What is the most likely reason the first Kansas election was considered unfair?
    • A. 

      F. It was not fair that Kansas was placed north of the Missouri Compromise line.

    • B. 

      G. People in Nebraska should have been able to vote also.

    • C. 

      H. More people voted than were registered to vote in the state.

    • D. 

      J. People used weapons to force Kansas citizens to vote.

  • 9. 
    9. Which of these is the best summary of the information in the article?
    • A. 

      A. Southern plantation owners needed slaves in order to make money from their farms. Northerners believed slavery was wrong. They wanted a railroad system to help slaves get to freedom.

    • B. 

      B. The Underground Railroad wasn't really a railroad. Even though there were conductors and stations the railroads were not real. Many people worked on the railroads.

    • C. 

      C. Slaves traveled from train station to train station trying to find freedom. Sometimes the slaves even went to Canada. The Southern plantation owners did not like when the slaves escaped because they needed their help on the farms.

    • D. 

      D. Northern abolitionists wanted slavery to be abolished. They organized a system of homes and people to help slaves escape. Many slaves used the Underground Railroad to reach freedom in as far away as Canada.

  • 10. 
    10. Why do you suppose most Southerners did not vote for Abraham Lincoln in the election of 1860?
    • A. 

      F. They probably did not trust a man who was an Illinois lawyer.

    • B. 

      G. They thought Stephen Douglas had been cheated out of a nomination by the entire Democratic party.

    • C. 

      H. They were probably hoping that John C. Breackinridge and Stephen Douglas could both be elected as presidents.

    • D. 

      J. They were probably fearful that his anti-slavery views would put an end to slavery in the South.

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