Can You Score Well In This History Quiz?

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Can You Score Well In This History Quiz?

Can you score well in this history quiz? It is no lie that if you learn more about your history, you have a little chance of repeating some of the evils that were done to the world. What do you know about the greatest rulers, empires, and what led to their fall? Take up this quiz and get to find out!


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  • 1. 
    Former Slave who became the most famous conductor on the underground railroad, aiding some 300 slaves out of the South and to freedom
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Mary Boykin Chestnut

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      George Fitzhugh

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • B. 

      James Adams

    • C. 

      William Henry Harrison

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 3. 
    Massachusetts leader in educational reform who sought to strengthen public schools by introducing graded schools, uniform curricula, and teacher training
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Horace Mann

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 4. 
    Leads military force against the Battle of New Orleans, becoming known as the Hero of the Port of New Orleans
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Aaron Burr

    • D. 

      John C. Calhoun

  • 5. 
    The runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist speaker, author, and publisher of his own newspaper
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • B. 

      Nat Turner

    • C. 

      Gabriel Poser

    • D. 

      Harriet Tubman

  • 6. 
    The northerner who invented the cotton gin in 1793, thereby revolutionizing the southern economy and giving slavery a new life in the South
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • B. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • C. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • D. 

      Henry Clay

  • 8. 
    Leading advocate of a paternalistic sociological defense of slavery who argued the blacks needed the guidance, restraint, and protection of white masters, and who compared the treatment of southern slaves favorably to that of free blacks and whites working in northern factories & He argued that "the negro is but a grown up child" who needs the economic and social protections of slavery.
    • A. 

      George Fitzhugh

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Tecumseh

  • 9. 
    was an African-American orator, minister, and abolitionist who had escaped at the age of 19 from slavery in Maryland. Founded a black missionary society focused on Africa. He was also an abolitionist leader of the National Negro Convention movement.
    • A. 

      Nat Turner

    • B. 

      J.W.C. Pennington

    • C. 

      Gabriel Prosser

    • D. 

      Denmark Vesey

  • 10. 
       Believed Americans were so successful at taking land because Indians weren't presenting union front to settlers, then formed a confederacy of different Indian tribes in West/North West and was very successful in launching attacks against settlers but was defeated by William Henry Harrison
    • A. 

      Tecumseh

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      J.W.C. Pennington

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 11. 
    The Liberator Most well-known of white abolitionist Stories, criticism of system of slavery Enchanted people to take action 
    • A. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglas

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 12. 
          I.        Very well planned rebellion     II.        1000 slaves behind his plan    III.        Plan to rebel and march to state of capital and kidnap the governor    IV.        Plan never got off the ground     V.        He was rated out
    • A. 

      Nat Turner

    • B. 

      Aaron Burr

    • C. 

      John Marshall

    • D. 

      Gabriel Prosser

  • 13. 
          I.        Virginia     II.        Plan got off the ground    III.        70 slaves went plantation to plantation and killed 60 children, men and women all whites    IV.        It caused people become alarmed in the south     V.        Eventually was found and hung
    • A. 

      Denmark Vessey

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • C. 

      Nat Turner

    • D. 

      Gabriel Prosser

  • 14. 
    Educated free black from South Carolina who won the lottery and purchased his own freedom and planned a rebellion to murder every single white in the south but was rated out.
    • A. 

      Denmark Vesey

    • B. 

      Gabriel Prosser

    • C. 

      Nat Turner

    • D. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

  • 15. 
          I.        was a South Carolina author noted for a book published as her Civil War diary     II.        a "vivid picture of a society in the throes of its life-and-death struggle    III.        She described the war from within her upper-class circles of Southern planter society, but encompassed all classes in her book    IV.        She was married to a lawyer who served as a United States senator and Confederate officer.     V.        She was an eyewitness to many historic events as she accompanied her husband to significant sites of the Civil War
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      Mary Boykin Chestnut

    • D. 

      Harriet Tubman

  • 16. 
    Delegates from New England met       I.        Held secret meetings     II.        They purposed to amend the constitution (states right) to allow states to enforce laws    III.        RUMOR of sensation New England succeeding from the United States    IV.        Nothing really became of the convention to many Americans after the war The federalists are going to look very disloyal, to consider those actions while we are at war
    • A. 

      Fletcher v. Peck

    • B. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • C. 

      War Hawks

    • D. 

      Hartford Convention

  • 17. 
          I.        Band all exports from the US (nothing would leave the US)     II.        Not going to trade with any country    III.        The idea was that Europe (including England & France) were so dependent on the US goods that they would respect US’s neutral rights, or other European nations would put pressure on them to start respecting US’s neutral rights    IV.        Did not happen because Europe was not that dependent on the US
    • A. 

      Embargo Act

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Hartford Doctrine

  • 18. 
      I.        a landmark United States Supreme Court decision     II.        The first case in which the Supreme Court ruled a state law unconstitutional    III.        the decision also helped create a growing precedent for the sanctity of legal contracts, and hinted that Native Americans did not hold title to their own lands
    • A. 

      Fletcher v. Peck

    • B. 

      Gibbons V. Ogden

    • C. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 19. 
    Judicial review       I.        Idea that the Supreme Court can declare an act of congress to be unconstitutional 
    • A. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • B. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Gibbons V. Ogden

    • D. 

      Rush-Bagon Agreement

  • 20. 
    Demilitarized Great Lakes area; reduce tensions       I.        Dealt with amount of Naval war ships that were allowed to have on Great Lakes     II.         It reduced tensions    III.        Strict limits on American and British Canada war ships
    • A. 

      Rush-Bagon Agreement

    • B. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

    • C. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      War Hawks

  • 21. 
          I.        he was not noted for charisma or charm (except when dealing with women and children)     II.        became a leader of the "War Hawks," along with Speaker Henry Clay They disregarded European complexities in the wars between Napoleon and Britain, and brushed aside the vehement objections of New Englanders; they demanded war against Britain to preserve American honor and republican values    III.        originally was a candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1824. After failing to win the endorsement of the South Carolina legislature, he decided to be a candidate for Vice President. Although no presidential candidate received a majority in the Electoral College and the election was ultimately resolved by the House of Representatives, the Electoral College elected ? vice president by a landslide
    • A. 

      John C. Calhoun

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Justin Bieber

  • 22. 
    Chief Justice       I.        His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches.     II.        He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.    III.        The longest-serving Chief Justice and the fourth longest-serving justice in US Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system.    IV.        Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. Thus, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government.
    • A. 

      John Marshall

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 23. 
          I.        War Hawk     II.        Election 1824     III.        Speaker of the house    IV.        In 1824 he ran for president and lost, but threw his electoral votes to John Quincy Adams, who made him secretary of state as the Jacksonians denounced what they considered a "corrupt bargain."     V.        The American System    VI.        Advocated American System-going to be series of internal improvement (roads, bridges & canals) to make it easier for farmers and people
    • A. 

      John Marshall

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 24. 
    Set SW boundary of Louisiana Purchase and southern border of Oregon Territory at 42nd parallel       I.        Spain gave Florida to US     II.        In return the boundary was set of Louisiana ended and Spanish Mexico started 
    • A. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • B. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • C. 

      War Hawks

    • D. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

  • 25. 
    France resumes control of Louisiana; Overture made to France to buy New Orleans; Napoleon offers all of Louisiana; Lewis and Clark expedition
    • A. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

    • C. 

      Rush-Bagon Agreement

  • 26. 
    England & US have one last conflict, hadn’t heard the news of peace treaty signed       I.        Large force of British force met smaller force of Americans     II.        British was trying to gain control of the Port of New Orleans (take from US force)    III.        American military lead by Andrew Jackson    IV.        Pointless victory many died     V.        Victory at New Orleans lead to perception that America had won the war of 1812 even though that victory took place after war    VI.        Andrew Jackson became known as the hero of the Battle of New Orleans  
    • A. 

      Port of New Orleans

    • B. 

      Era of Good Feelings

    • C. 

      Battle of Tibaccoa

  • 27. 
    Known as "A Common Man" someone who can rise up and become a leader
    • A. 

      Henry Clay

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Horace Mann

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 28. 
    Pioneer mill in Massachusetts founded by Francis Cabot Lowell and the Boston Associates were brought together under one roof—the factory system of production -Female textile employees at Lowell mill who were single, young, and from New England’s rural middle class, and who lived in chaperoned boardinghouses under strict rules of conduct       I.        Interchangeable parts/identical     II.        Textile mills cotton turn to thread-than fabric    III.        Young girls working at textile mill    IV.        First time girls working outside of home     V.        There was a labor shortage which resulted in competition for young women to wok    VI.        Enticement programs (Lowell system) - Started offering perks/benefits
    • A. 

      Lowell Mill

    • B. 

      Justin Bieber

  • 29. 
    Enticement programs Started offering perks/benefits
    • A. 

      Insurance

    • B. 

      Lowell Mill

    • C. 

      Lowell system

    • D. 

      Benefit Party

  • 30. 
    With the federalist not in the picture everything becomes one party       I.        Only one political party-Democrat Republican Party (adopt Federalist ideas)     II.        Economy does pretty well in United States    III.        At peace with other nations
    • A. 

      Era of Good Feelings

    • B. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

  • 31. 
    Closed Western hemisphere to further European colonization; US to stay out of European affairs       I.        Promised Unless the US interests were involved that US would NOT get involved with European business/affairs     II.        The American continent closed to further European colonization If any European country tried new colonization in Western Hem. US would view it as “unfriendly act
    • A. 

      Hartford Convention

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Fletcher v. Peck

    • D. 

      Henry Clay Program

  • 32. 
    Expanded power of national government and limited states’ power       I.        State banks were hurt     II.        Maryland decided to put a tax on National banks activities (transactions, buildings)     III.        It was an attempt to basically punish the National Bank for taking money out of the State Bank    IV.        John Marshall said that states could not do that, they could not tax something of the National government     V.        In this court course John Marshall makes the statement that “the power to tax is the power to destroy”    VI.        The National government had the constitutional power to operate a national bank and in taxing it Maryland was attempting to interfere in that power  VII.        In essence this decision was to extend that principle of judicial review that had been established in Marbury V. Madison, extend that to include State actions, the supreme court had the power to determine if the actions of a state were constitutional or not  and in this case they are saying that Maryland actions the taxation was not constitutional
    • A. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • B. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • C. 

      Gibbons V. Ogden

  • 33. 
    Ends war, signed on Dec 24th 1814—doesn’t say anything about the impressment issue       I.        Restored the “status quo antebellum” restored the situation as it had been before the war, no big changes as a result of the war     II.        From here on US and England are going to be allies/friends    III.        Agreed to talk about differences they had at a later time (Great Lakes, navigation on the Great Lakes, boundary issues)    IV.        War was very dangerous and costly, didn’t gain anything, BUT many American people viewed it as a  big victory for the US, for better or for worse US had stood up to the greatest military power in the world, didn’t win but didn’t lose either
    • A. 

      The Peace of Ghent

    • B. 

      Chesapeake/Leopard Affair

    • C. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

  • 34. 
          I.        22 States     II.        11 free states (no slaves)    III.        11 salve states    IV.        1820 territory of Missouri wanted to become a slave state, but it upset the balance     V.        Big debate on whether to let them become a slave state or not      VI.        It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
    • A. 

      Missouri Compromise

    • B. 

      Embargo Act