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  • 1. 
    The temperance movement was an effort to
    • A. 

      A. stop spread of slavery.

    • B. 

      B. restrict the consumption of alcohol.

    • C. 

      C. give women more political power.

    • D. 

      D. improve working conditions in factories.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A. workers right to strike.

    • B. 

      B. the illegality of workers' strikes.

    • C. 

      C. employers right to fire striking workers.

    • D. 

      D. women's right to vote.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A. Irish immigrants

    • B. 

      B. young women

    • C. 

      C. free blacks

    • D. 

      D. temperance workers

  • 4. 
    Most of the workers in the textile factories in the 1820s were
    • A. 

      A. approved unanimously.

    • B. 

      B. boys and girls.

    • C. 

      C. young single women.

    • D. 

      D. skilled journeymen.

  • 5. 
    An american abolitionist, writer, and suffragist who ran a school for women with her sister Angelina.
    • A. 

      A. Angelina Grimke

    • B. 

      B. Sarah Grimke

    • C. 

      C. Emma Willard

    • D. 

      D. Elizabeth Blackwell

  • 6. 
    An abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments,  presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 nin Seneca Falls, New York.
    • A. 

      A. Sojourner Truth

    • B. 

      B. Emma Willard

    • C. 

      C. Elizabeth Blackwell

    • D. 

      D. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • 7. 
    The first wave of European immigrants occurred between 1830 and 1860----the majority were
    • A. 

      A. Irish and English

    • B. 

      B. Africans and Germans

    • C. 

      C. Germans and Spanish

    • D. 

      D. Germans and Irish

  • 8. 
    During the 1840s, the advantage that canals had over railroads was that shipping by canal was
    • A. 

      A. faster

    • B. 

      B. cheaper

    • C. 

      C. more direct

    • D. 

      D. less affected by weather

  • 9. 
    "Fifty-Four or Fight" referred to a boundary dispute between the United States and
    • A. 

      A. Spain

    • B. 

      B. Mexico

    • C. 

      C. Great Britain

    • D. 

      D. the Sauk and Fox

  • 10. 
    A major reason that some so-called Christians persecuted the Mormons was because of
    • A. 

      A. their belief in total non-violence.

    • B. 

      B. the Mormon belief that Jesus was not divine.

    • C. 

      C. their belief in polygamy.

    • D. 

      D. Joseph Smith claimed to be the only prophet of God.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A. Deserters from the Mexican-American War

    • B. 

      B. free land

    • C. 

      C. good seaports

    • D. 

      D. the gold rush of 1849

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A. Discovery of gold there

    • B. 

      B. fertile soil and abundant rainfall

    • C. 

      C. no problems with Indians there

    • D. 

      D. mild winters

  • 13. 
    The annexation of Texas to become a part of the United States was delayed because of conflicts over
    • A. 

      A. its price.

    • B. 

      B. westward expansion.

    • C. 

      C. its boundaries.

    • D. 

      D. the balance of free and slave states.

  • 14. 
    The final piece of the borders of the lower 48 states was established in the
    • A. 

      A. Gadsden Purchase. A. Gad

    • B. 

      B. Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

    • C. 

      C. annexation of Texas.

    • D. 

      D. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

  • 15. 
    The Wilmot Proviso proposed that slavery should be banned from
    • A. 

      A. California ONLY.

    • B. 

      B. the entire nation.

    • C. 

      C. the District of Columbia.

    • D. 

      D. all of the territories won from Mexico.

  • 16. 
    Members of the Underground Railroad often used terms used in Railroading such as
    • A. 

      A. station.

    • B. 

      B. conductors.

    • C. 

      C. overseer.

    • D. 

      D. Both A and B.

  • 17. 
    The Republican Party was formed by people who, despite their differences, agreed in their
    • A. 

      A. fear of "Papal Power."

    • B. 

      B. opposition to slavery.

    • C. 

      C. fear of federal power.

    • D. 

      D. support of Kansas-Nebraska Act.

  • 18. 
    The importance of Harper's Ferry, Virginia, was that
    • A. 

      A. it was the site of a Federal Arsenal where U.S. military weapons were stored.

    • B. 

      It was a Navy Base.

    • C. 

      It was where canons were manufactured.

    • D. 

      It was an important place for crossing the river into the Maryland.

  • 19. 
    In all Harriet Tubman made _______ trips back to the south to help slaves flee to freedom.
    • A. 

      A. 300

    • B. 

      B. 19

    • C. 

      C. 30

    • D. 

      D. 90

  • 20. 
    The first capitol of the Confederate States of America was
    • A. 

      A. Montgomery, Alabama

    • B. 

      B. Atlanta, Georgia

    • C. 

      C. Richmond, Virgina

    • D. 

      D. Charleston, South Carolina

  • 21. 
    The first state to secede from the Union was
    • A. 

      A. Tennessee.

    • B. 

      B. Alabama.

    • C. 

      C. South Carolina.

    • D. 

      D. Texas.

  • 22. 
    A secret network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the north and Canada
    • A. 

      A. Underground Railroad.

    • B. 

      B. Underground Bus.

    • C. 

      C. Escape passage.

    • D. 

      D. Fugitive Aide.

  • 23. 
    Nativism arose as a result of the fear of
    • A. 

      A. slave uprisings.

    • B. 

      B. immigrant workers.

    • C. 

      C. the antislavery movement.

    • D. 

      D. the splitting apart of the Union.

  • 24. 
    An infantry regiment that was one of the first official black units in the United States during the Civil War. The Valor shown during the Fort Wagner battle help encourage the further the enlistment and mobilization of African-American troops.
    • A. 

      A. 54th Massachusetts/The Glory Regiment.

    • B. 

      B. 1st South Carolina Volunteers

    • C. 

      C. Colored Troop Fighters

    • D. 

      D. Union Calvary

  • 25. 
    Abraham Lincoln declared war on the South to
    • A. 

      A. free the slaves.

    • B. 

      B. back up the Emancipation Proclamation.

    • C. 

      C. save the Union by bringing the seceded states back in.

    • D. 

      D. prove Union strength.

  • 26. 
    John Wilkes Boothe was
    • A. 

      A. a southern sympathizer who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

    • B. 

      B. the Union general who captured Vicksburg.

    • C. 

      C. Abraham Lincoln's vice president.

    • D. 

      D. the leading Confederate general during the Civil War.

  • 27. 
    The purpose of the infamous "March through Georgia" was to
    • A. 

      A. destroy the will of the Southerners to fight.

    • B. 

      B. take control of the railway station in Atlanta.

    • C. 

      C. C. cut the Confederacy in half enabling the Union to win the war.

    • D. 

      D. seize the port town of Savannah and cut the Confederacy supply lines from England.

  • 28. 
    A score equals
    • A. 

      A. 20

    • B. 

      B. 80

    • C. 

      C. 87

    • D. 

      D. 12

  • 29. 
    Three of the following are effects of the Civil War. Which is NOT one of the effects?
    • A. 

      A. There were never again any threats of secession.

    • B. 

      B. The power of the federal government decreased.

    • C. 

      C. The Northern economy boomed.

    • D. 

      D. The Southern economy was devastated.

  • 30. 
    The tax that takes a percentage of what someone earns is known as
    • A. 

      A. excise.

    • B. 

      B. property.

    • C. 

      C. income.

    • D. 

      D. commodities

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      A. The Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      B. The 13th Amendment

    • C. 

      C. The Gettysburg Address

    • D. 

      D. The U.S. Constitution

  • 32. 
    The ________ established in Washington D.C. on May 21, 1881. It is the largest supplier of blood and blood products.
    • A. 

      A. American Red Cross

    • B. 

      B. Human Welfare Services

    • C. 

      C. Department of Defense

    • D. 

      D. United Nations

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      A. Thirteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      B. Fourteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      C. Fifteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      D. Reconstruction Act of 1867

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      A. destroy of the Republican party

    • B. 

      B. restore white supremacy

    • C. 

      C. prevent African Americans from making economic and political progress

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 35. 
    This outlawed slavery in the United States
    • A. 

      A. Thirteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      B. Fourteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      C. Fifteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      D. Reconstruction Act of 1867

  • 36. 
    This protected the right of citizens to be able to vote, regardless of their race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
    • A. 

      A. Thirteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      B. Fifteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      C. Fourteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      D. Reconstruction Act of 1867

  • 37. 
    During Recontruction, _______ were established and dedicated to education African Americans.
    • A. 

      A. HAAUs

    • B. 

      B. BCUs

    • C. 

      C. HBPUs

    • D. 

      D. HBCUs

  • 38. 
    The prospect of striking _______ drew many settlers to the Great Plains.
    • A. 

      A. gold

    • B. 

      B. oil

    • C. 

      C. tin

    • D. 

      D. copper

  • 39. 
    In 1872, the federal government created the _______ in an effort to help conserve the frontier.
    • A. 

      A. Yellowstone National Park

    • B. 

      B. Grant Teton National Park

    • C. 

      C. Yosemite National Park

    • D. 

      D. Great Mountain National Park

  • 40. 
    The _______ provided many basic needs for the Plains Indians and was central to their way of life.
    • A. 

      A. buffalo

    • B. 

      B. horse

    • C. 

      C. dog

    • D. 

      D. wolf

  • 41. 
    Bimetallism would allow for the exchange of paper currency for
    • A. 

      A. silver only.

    • B. 

      B. gold only.

    • C. 

      C. neither gold nor silver.

    • D. 

      D. either gold or silver.

  • 42. 
    The Mexicans vaquero influenced the American cowboy in all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. politics

    • B. 

      B. clothing

    • C. 

      C. language

    • D. 

      D. food

  • 43. 
    This party was formed to lift the burden of debt from farmers and other workers and to give the people a greater voice in their government.
    • A. 

      A. Republican Party

    • B. 

      B. Populist Party

    • C. 

      C. Democratic Party

    • D. 

      D. Whig Party

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      A. A. Europeans immigrants who settled on the Great Plains.

    • B. 

      B. former slaves from the South who settled on the Great Plains.

    • C. 

      C. Plains Indians forced onto the reservations in the 1800s

    • D. 

      D. cowboys who worked long drives in the summer and odd jobs in the winter.

  • 45. 
    This organization started out as a social and educational forum for isolated farm facilities. It soon became a political voice for farmers.
    • A. 

      A. grange

    • B. 

      B. silverities

    • C. 

      C. exodusters

    • D. 

      D. Dawes Act

  • 46. 
    Yellowstone National Park is located in what three states?
  • 47. 
    • A. 

      A. Grover Cleveland

    • B. 

      B. Chester A. Arthur

    • C. 

      C. Benjamin Harrison

  • 48. 
    • A. 

      A. to increase government funds

    • B. 

      B. to reward one's supporters

    • C. 

      C. to avoid concentrating power in one individual or group

  • 49. 
    Many immigrants flocked to the nation's cities because of
    • A. 

      A. quality schools

    • B. 

      B. steady jobs

    • C. 

      C. convenient shipping

    • D. 

      D. a rich cultural atomosphere

  • 50. 
    Designed to assimilate immigranted into the American culture.
    • A. 

      A. Pendleton Act

    • B. 

      B. Urbanization

    • C. 

      C. Melting Pot

    • D. 

      D. Americanization movement

  • 51. 
    A transportation system designed to move large numbers of people along fixed routes.
    • A. 

      A. tenements

    • B. 

      B. mass transit

    • C. 

      C. urbanization

    • D. 

      D. steamships

  • 52. 
    He originated the first department store.
  • 53. 
    Skyscrapers were made possible by the invention of
    • A. 

      A. safer fire escapes.

    • B. 

      B. the elevator and a steel framework.

    • C. 

      C. larger bricks and stronger cement.

    • D. 

      D. the airplane and the bicycle.

  • 54. 
    In the case of the Plessy v. Ferguson, the Surpreme Court ruled that
    • A. 

      A. lynching was a federal crime.

    • B. 

      B. school segregation was unconstitutional.

    • C. 

      C. voting rights could be tied to any form of tax.

    • D. 

      D. racial segregation in public facilities was legal.

  • 55. 
    Southern states sometimes used a grandfather clause to allow them to
    • A. 

      A. keep uneducated whites from exercising their right to vote.

    • B. 

      B. distinguish between recent immigrants and longtime citizens.

    • C. 

      C. keep African Americans from voting while allowing whites to do so.

    • D. 

      D. deny voting rights to African Americans who passed the literacy test.

  • 56. 
    He helped establish kindergarten
    • A. 

      A. George Eastman

    • B. 

      B. Louis Sullivan

    • C. 

      C. William Torrey Harris

    • D. 

      D. Daniel Burnham

  • 57. 
    Jim Crow laws were laws that enforced
    • A. 

      A. racial segregation and discrimination.

    • B. 

      B. denied citizenship to Asian immigrants.

    • C. 

      C. taxed voters.

    • D. 

      D. promoted discrimination against women.

  • 58. 
    The popularity of bicycling and amusement parks reflected which trend of the 1900s?
    • A. 

      A. wider public access to the fine arts

    • B. 

      B. an interest in leisure activities

    • C. 

      C. a rising literacy rate

    • D. 

      D. new ways of shopping and advertising