APUSH Ch 12-16 Quarterly (2nd Quarter)

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  • 1. 
    In adopting the 14th amendment, congress was primarily concerned with
    • A. 

      A) protecting the powers of the southern state governments established under Andrew Johnson

    • B. 

      B) protecting legislation guaranteeing civil rights to former slaves

    • C. 

      C) ending slavery

    • D. 

      D) guaranteeing all citizens te right to vote

    • E. 

      E) establishing the Freedmen's Bureau

  • 2. 
    The first attempt to apply the doctrine of popular soverignty in determining the status of slavery occured in
    • A. 

      A) Texas

    • B. 

      B) California

    • C. 

      C) Kansas

    • D. 

      D) Missouri

    • E. 

      E) Oregon

  • 3. 
    Which of the following achievements of the "carpetbag" governments survived the "Redeemer" administrations
    • A. 

      A) Participation by both Whites and African Americans in local government

    • B. 

      B) Establishment of a public school system

    • C. 

      C) Election of African American majorities to state legislatures

    • D. 

      D) Establishment of a vigorous Republican party in the south

    • E. 

      E) Opening of public facilities to African Americans

  • 4. 
    Which element of the kansas-Nebraska Act caused the greatest controversy
    • A. 

      A) Spending $10 million on railroad construction in Kansas

    • B. 

      B) Its de facto repeal of teh Missouri Compromise

    • C. 

      C) Splitting the territory into two areas

    • D. 

      D) Extending the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific Ocean

    • E. 

      E) Admitting Kansas to the Union as a slave state

  • 5. 
    The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 provided for
    • A. 

      A) temporary Union military supervision of the ex-Confederacy

    • B. 

      B) federal monetary support of the resettlement of American Blacks in Africa

    • C. 

      C) Denial of black property holding and voting rights

    • D. 

      D) implementation of anti-black vagrancy laws in the south

    • E. 

      E) lenient readmission of the ex-Confederate states to the Union

  • 6. 
    "...the descendants of Africans who were imported into this country, and sold as slaves... are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word "citizens" in the Consitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and priveleges which that instrument proivides for and secures to citizens of the United States." The passage above is from which of the following?
    • A. 

      A) Marbury v. Madison

    • B. 

      B) The Liberty party platform

    • C. 

      C) McCulloch v. Maryland

    • D. 

      D) Dred Scott v Sanford

    • E. 

      E) The Freedmen's Bureau act of 1865

  • 7. 
    During Reconstruction, the main goal of the Ku Klux Klan was to
    • A. 

      A) Work with former slaves and defend their new political rights

    • B. 

      B) Rekindle a full-scale war against northern aggression

    • C. 

      C) legalize slavey once again and re-establish the antebellum South

    • D. 

      D) prevent the changes in southern society envisioned by the Radical Republicans

    • E. 

      E) cooperate with the new southern gov'ts to end military occupation of the South

  • 8. 
    All of the following statements about pre-civil war American slavery are true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) although experience varied from one plantation to another, investments in slaves generally yielded rates of return equal to or better than other forms of investments of comparable risk in the pre-civil war american economy.

    • B. 

      B) although southern legal codes did not uniformly provide for teh legalization and stability of slave marraige, slaves were generally able to marry, and teh institution of marraige was common on southern plantations

    • C. 

      C) although slaves were mainly emplyoed in agriculture, by the 1850's they were also employed as construction workers and inudstrial laborers

    • D. 

      D) because of the relative ease with which slaves could gain their freedom by manumission or by purchase, the proportion of freedmen to slaves was almost equal in many areas of the south

    • E. 

      E) despite the geographical diffusion of slavery thhroughout the southm at no time did the majority of white families in the south own slaves.

  • 9. 
    The entire shaded area in the map above was
    • A. 

      A) ceded by Spain to the US

    • B. 

      B) once part of Mexico

    • C. 

      C) Claimed by the confederacy

    • D. 

      D) claimed by the Bear Flag republic

    • E. 

      E) Known as the gadsden purchase

  • 10. 
    Thaddeus Stevens was more radical in his plan for reconstruction than most of his Republican colleagues in Congess in that he proposed
    • A. 

      A) granting the right to vote to blacks in all the states

    • B. 

      B) the confiscation of all land of former slaveholders with 40 acres giiven to freedmen

    • C. 

      C) the confiscation of all land of former slaveholders and the redistribution of all of it to freedmen

    • D. 

      D) the military occupation of the southern states to force them to accept the 14th amendment

    • E. 

      E) a civil rights act that included social equality for both blacks and whites

  • 11. 
    All of the following statements are true about the Crittenden Compromise EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) it was opposed by most southern congressmen

    • B. 

      B) It revived the policy of the Missouri compromise line

    • C. 

      C) It was a last attempt by Congress to preserve the Union

    • D. 

      D) It was opposed by Lincoln

    • E. 

      E) if adopted it would have permitted further annexations of slave territory

  • 12. 
    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
    • A. 

      A) Settled the boundary dispute between the US and Great britain over oregon

    • B. 

      B) settled the claims by the US against great britain for unneutral acts during the civil war

    • C. 

      C) established the first diplomatic relations between the US and china

    • D. 

      D) ended the Mexican war

    • E. 

      E) settled the boundary dispute between the US and great britain over Maine

  • 13. 
    Abraham lincoln charged that President Polk was not justified in requesting congressional authorization for war with mexico because
    • A. 

      A) he had failed to make any attempt to purchase land from Mexico before using force

    • B. 

      B) Texas could adequately defend itself against Mexico

    • C. 

      C) He had provoked a Mexican attack by moving American troops onto land claimed by Mexico

    • D. 

      D) he had launched an offenseive war against Mexico without any provocation

    • E. 

      E) there was much opposition in Congress to aquiring any new territory from Mexico

  • 14. 
    Accrding to the table shown above (PRETEND IT IS THERE ARRON), which of the following statements concerning the election of 1860 is correct?
    • A. 

      A) abraham lincoln won majorities in both the popular vote and the electoral college vote

    • B. 

      B) stephen douglas came in sedcond in both the popular vote and the electoral college vote

    • C. 

      C) john c. breckinridge came in second in both the popular vote and the electoral college vote

    • D. 

      D) Lincoln won because Douglas and Breckinridge split the votes from the South in the electoral college

    • E. 

      Breckinridhe came in third in the popular vote but second in the electoral college vote

  • 15. 
    During the era of Reconstruction southern whites used the term "scalawags" to identify
    • A. 

      A) southern whites who supported Radical Republican rule

    • B. 

      B) southern blacks who supported Radical Republican rule

    • C. 

      C) notherners who plundered the treasuries of southern states

    • D. 

      D) federal officers who maintained the military occupation of the south

    • E. 

      E) congressmen who enacted Radical republican legislation

  • 16. 
    During Reconstrution COngress passed all of the following measures except
    • A. 

      A) voting rights for all blacks

    • B. 

      B) citizenship for all persons born or naturalized in the US

    • C. 

      C) a military occupation of the southern states

    • D. 

      D) a conitnuation of the freedmen's bureau

    • E. 

      E) a civil rights act

  • 17. 
    A broad discussion of the significance of the Missouri compromise, the Tariff of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850 would necessarily mention which of the following?
    • A. 

      A) National debt

    • B. 

      B) religious conflict

    • C. 

      C) the suffrage

    • D. 

      D) the monroe doctrine

    • E. 

      E) sectional conflict

  • 18. 
    The Radical Republicans of America's post-civil War period were radical in the sense that they favored
    • A. 

      A) civil and political rights for Black people

    • B. 

      B) the reconstruction policies of president Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      C) nationalizatyion of the Railroad and coal industries

    • D. 

      D) a government representing economic interests rather than geographical units

    • E. 

      E) a guaranteed minimum income for former slaves

  • 19. 
    "If the creator had seperated Texas from the Union by mountain barriers, the Alps or the Andes, there might be plausible objection; but He has planed down the whole Mississippi Valley including Texas, and united every atom of the soila and every drop of the water of the mighty whole. He has linked their rivers with the great Mississippi, and marked and united the whole for the dominion of one gov't , the residence of one people." This quotation from the 1840's can be viewed as an expression of
    • A. 

      A) the new nationalism

    • B. 

      B) popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      C) manifest destiny

    • D. 

      D) the good neighbor policy

    • E. 

      E) the frontier thesis

  • 20. 
    At the start of the Civil war era, the North had all of the following advantages EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) better military leaders

    • B. 

      B) a more extensive railroad network

    • C. 

      C) a larger population

    • D. 

      D) more heavy industry

    • E. 

      E) more abundant food resources

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was a consequence of the shift to sharecropping and the crop lien system in the late 19th century South
    • A. 

      A) a major redistribution of land ownership

    • B. 

      B) A diversification of crops

    • C. 

      C) A cycle of debt and depression for Southern tenant farmers

    • D. 

      D) A rise in cotton yields per acre from antebellum proiduction levels

    • E. 

      E) the termination of the controle exerted by the White landowners over former slaves

  • 22. 
    The Black Codes passed in a number of southern states after the Civil war were intended to
    • A. 

      A) close public schools to the children of former slaves

    • B. 

      B) promote the return of former slaves to Africa

    • C. 

      C) enable Black citizens to vote in federal elections

    • D. 

      D) Place limits on the socioeconomic oppurtunities open to black people

    • E. 

      E) further the integration of souther society

  • 23. 
    The dramatic increase in the South's slave labor force between 1810 and 1860 was due to
    • A. 

      A) an increase in the African slave trade

    • B. 

      B) the importation of slaves from the west indies

    • C. 

      C) an increase in the severity of fugitive slave laws

    • D. 

      D) the acquistiion of Louisiana

    • E. 

      E) the natural population increase of American born slaves

  • 24. 
    The Wilmot Proviso specifically provided for
    • A. 

      A) the prohibition of slavery in Louisiana Purchase territory

    • B. 

      B) the primacy of federal law over state legislated black codes

    • C. 

      C) the abolition of international slave trade

    • D. 

      D) The prohibition of slaver in lands acquired from Mexico in the Mexican war

    • E. 

      E) Federal return of fugitive slaves

  • 25. 
    Which of the following best describes the policy of the gov't of Mexico toward TX?
    • A. 

      A) it tried to sell TX to the US at the time of the Louisiana purchase

    • B. 

      B) It encouraged American settlement in Texas in the 1820's and early 1830s

    • C. 

      C) It governed texas with stringent regulations in the 1820's

    • D. 

      D) It encouraged the establishment of a strong local gov't in TX in the mid 1830's

    • E. 

      E) It favored the annexation of the Republic of TX by the US in the 1830s and early 1840s

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