Nc In The 1800\'s

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  • 1. 
    Why was NC called the "Rip Van Winkle State"?
    • A. 

      People farmed and grew only tobacco crops for export

    • B. 

      People moved out of state, the economy was weak, lack of educational opportunities in the state,

    • C. 

      People in NC decided to build and move the new capitol to Raleigh

    • D. 

      People in NC disobeyed the leadership of NC and voted out all the leaders

  • 2. 
    Why is Archibald Murphey important to NC?
    • A. 

      Governor of NC in the 1800's

    • B. 

      Reform leader of the 1800's in NC who tried to solve problems

    • C. 

      Leader of the Trail of Tears

    • D. 

      Leader of the Constitutional Convention of 1835

  • 3. 
    How did the new Constitution of 1835 in NC become more undemocratic?
    • A. 

      Fewer leaders were elected to political office

    • B. 

      The governor had complete power for several years before re-election had to occur

    • C. 

      Free African Americans and Native Americans lost the right to vote

    • D. 

      The people of the West(Backcountry) had little power in the government after 1835

  • 4. 
    What Native American tribe was moved from NC during the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      Cherokee

    • B. 

      Catawba

    • C. 

      Hatteras

    • D. 

      Tuscarora

  • 5. 
    Since colonial times, NC had political problems mainly because?
    • A. 

      Eastern landowners controlled the legislature

    • B. 

      The population was uneven throughout the state

    • C. 

      Western farmers elected all govt. officials

    • D. 

      The "common people" were not interested in govt.

  • 6. 
    The agricultural industry grew in NC after?
    • A. 

      Manufacturing declined

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin

    • C. 

      Farmers learned how to rotate crops

    • D. 

      The state legislature approved a literary fund

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would not be an internal improvement?
    • A. 

      Building roads

    • B. 

      Building canals

    • C. 

      Building bridges

    • D. 

      Building farms all across the state

  • 8. 
    How did the gold rush in NC impact the state?
    • A. 

      The state experienced a long steady stream of gold being found in the state and the population of the state will grow

    • B. 

      Gold coins were minted in the state which boosted the economy

    • C. 

      New groups moved to state to mine for gold and new businesses were created

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 9. 
    Murphey's plan for internal improvements was funded in part by:
    • A. 

      Donations from wealthy eastern farmers

    • B. 

      Donations from the state of NC

    • C. 

      The sale of land taken from the Cherokee

    • D. 

      The sale of crops produced on local NC farms

  • 10. 
    Select the area of reform that Murphey did not work towards during his lifetime
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Better government in the state- democratic reforms

    • D. 

      Bringing new farming methods to the state farmers

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would not be considered as a reform leader in NC in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Archibald Murphey

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      David L. Swaim

    • D. 

      William Gaston

  • 12. 
    Why did many Native Americans move along the Trial of Tears?
    • A. 

      They were leaving the poor conditions they faced in NC

    • B. 

      They were going to search for gold in the west

    • C. 

      They were forced to relocate west of the Mississippi River

    • D. 

      They wanted to gain the "free" homesteader lands in the west

  • 13. 
    According to Native American legend, Tsali and his male family members gave themselves up because...?
    • A. 

      They hoped the rest in hiding would be allowed to stay

    • B. 

      They believed the president would pardon them

    • C. 

      They knew they could gain more lands through negotiation

    • D. 

      They wanted to join others who were already in the West

  • 14. 
    What was the main purpose of the Indian Removal Act of 1830?
    • A. 

      The act moved all Native American tribes to the east of the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      The act moved all Native American tribes to the west of the Mississippi River in exchange for land they gave up in the east

    • C. 

      The act ordered Andrew Jackson to move the Native Americans to move west by 1831

    • D. 

      The act gave Native Americans land to farm in the west for free if they moved

  • 15. 
    Manifest Destiny: _________________ Trail of Tears: Oklahoma
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Mississippi River

    • D. 

      Missouri River

  • 16. 
    Which of the following true statements does not belong with the concept of Manifest Destiny
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The LA Purchase doubled the size of the US and was acquired under Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      The Monroe Doctrine was the basis of foreign policy in the US in 1823- the US became the defender of freedom for all of the nations of the Western Hemisphere

    • D. 

      Native American removal was a painful part of our national history.

  • 17. 
    The Northern states became an agricultural based economy after the Industrial Revolution of the 1800's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The War of 1812 was known as the "war for Second Independence".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The US Constitution is the basis of all of the laws in the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Piedmont region is characterized by red clay soil, rolling hills and rapids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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