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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

    Correct Answer
    B. People moved out of state, the economy was weak, lack of educational opportunities in the state,
    Explanation
    During a period of time, people in North Carolina started moving out of the state due to various reasons such as a weak economy, lack of educational opportunities, and possibly other factors. This mass exodus resulted in a decline in population and a stagnation of growth within the state. Due to this phenomenon, North Carolina earned the nickname "Rip Van Winkle State" as it seemed to have been in a state of slumber or dormancy, similar to the fictional character Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep for many years.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Reform leader of the 1800's in NC who tried to solve problems
    Explanation
    Archibald Murphey is important to North Carolina because he was a reform leader in the 1800s who actively worked towards solving various problems in the state. His efforts were focused on improving education, infrastructure, and the legal system in North Carolina. Murphey advocated for a more centralized government and pushed for the establishment of public schools and a state-funded transportation system. His ideas and initiatives had a lasting impact on the development and progress of North Carolina during that time period.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Free African Americans and Native Americans lost the right to vote
    Explanation
    The new Constitution of 1835 in NC became more undemocratic because it stripped away the voting rights of Free African Americans and Native Americans. This exclusionary measure directly undermined the democratic principles of equal representation and participation in the political process. By denying these groups the right to vote, the Constitution effectively silenced their voices and marginalized their communities, further consolidating power in the hands of a select few. This restriction on voting rights demonstrates a clear regression in democratic values and principles.

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  • 4. 

    What Native American tribe was moved from NC during the Trail of Tears?

    • A.

      Cherokee

    • B.

      Catawba

    • C.

      Hatteras

    • D.

      Tuscarora

    Correct Answer
    A. Cherokee
    Explanation
    The Cherokee tribe was moved from North Carolina during the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears refers to the forced relocation of Native American tribes, primarily the Cherokee, from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States to designated Indian Territory, which is now present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee tribe faced immense hardships and loss of life during this forced relocation, making it a significant event in Native American history.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Eastern landowners controlled the legislature
    Explanation
    During colonial times in North Carolina, the political problems mainly arose because the eastern landowners had control over the legislature. This meant that the decisions and policies made by the government were heavily influenced by the interests and priorities of these landowners, potentially neglecting the needs and concerns of other groups within the state. This power imbalance created a sense of inequality and dissatisfaction among those who were not part of the landowning class, leading to political tensions and conflicts.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin." This invention revolutionized the cotton industry by greatly increasing the efficiency of separating cotton fibers from their seeds. As a result, cotton production became more profitable and widespread, leading to an increase in agricultural activity in North Carolina and other regions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Building farms all across the state
    Explanation
    Building farms all across the state would not be considered an internal improvement because it does not involve the construction or development of infrastructure within a specific area. Internal improvements typically refer to projects that enhance transportation, communication, or other essential systems within a region. While building roads, canals, and bridges are examples of internal improvements as they improve transportation and connectivity, building farms does not fall under this category.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of above
    Explanation
    The gold rush in NC impacted the state in multiple ways. Firstly, the state experienced a continuous discovery of gold, leading to a steady stream of gold being found. This attracted people from all over, resulting in a growth in the state's population. Additionally, the minting of gold coins in the state boosted the economy by increasing the circulation of money. Lastly, the gold rush led to the arrival of new groups who moved to the state to mine for gold, creating new businesses and further stimulating economic growth.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The sale of land taken from the Cherokee
    Explanation
    Murphey's plan for internal improvements was funded in part by the sale of land taken from the Cherokee. This means that the government acquired land from the Cherokee tribe and sold it to generate funds for the internal improvements. This method of funding was likely controversial as it involved the displacement of Native American tribes from their ancestral lands.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Bringing new farming methods to the state farmers
    Explanation
    Murphey worked towards various reforms during his lifetime, including education, transportation, and better government in the state through democratic reforms. However, he did not focus on bringing new farming methods to the state farmers. This implies that while he may have advocated for improvements in other areas, he did not specifically address or prioritize agricultural reforms or advancements for the benefit of farmers in the state.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew Jackson
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson would not be considered as a reform leader in NC in the 1800s because he was not directly involved in advocating for or implementing significant social, political, or economic reforms in the state during that time period. While Jackson was a prominent figure in American politics and played a significant role in national affairs, his influence and impact on reform movements in North Carolina specifically were limited.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They were forced to relocate west of the Mississippi River
    Explanation
    Many Native Americans moved along the Trail of Tears because they were forced to relocate west of the Mississippi River. This relocation was a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which was passed by the U.S. government. The act aimed to remove Native American tribes from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States and move them to designated Indian Territory, which is present-day Oklahoma. This relocation was enforced through military force, leading to the displacement and suffering of thousands of Native Americans.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. They hoped the rest in hiding would be allowed to stay
    Explanation
    Tsali and his male family members gave themselves up because they hoped the rest in hiding would be allowed to stay.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was to relocate all Native American tribes to the west of the Mississippi River in exchange for the land they had previously occupied in the east. This act was aimed at opening up more land for white settlers and expanding American territory. It resulted in the forced removal of thousands of Native Americans from their ancestral lands, leading to the tragic and devastating Trail of Tears.

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  • 15. 

    Manifest Destiny: _________________ Trail of Tears: Oklahoma

    • A.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      Mississippi River

    • D.

      Missouri River

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    Manifest Destiny was a 19th-century belief that the United States was destined to expand across the continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The Trail of Tears, on the other hand, refers to the forced relocation of Native American tribes, particularly the Cherokee, from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States to present-day Oklahoma. The correct answer, Pacific Ocean, aligns with the concept of Manifest Destiny as it represents the ultimate goal of westward expansion and the fulfillment of the belief in American exceptionalism.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • 17. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Northern states actually became more industrialized after the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. The Industrial Revolution led to the growth of factories and manufacturing industries in the North, which shifted the economy away from agriculture and towards industry. This led to the development of cities and an increase in population in the Northern states, as people moved from rural areas to work in factories.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The War of 1812 was known as the "war for Second Independence" because it was fought between the United States and Great Britain, and the Americans saw it as a second war for independence from British control. The war was a result of various factors, including British impressment of American sailors, British support of Native American tribes against American expansion, and American desires to expand their territory. The war ultimately ended in a stalemate, but it solidified American independence and helped to establish the United States as a respected nation on the world stage.

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  • 19. 

    The US Constitution is the basis of all of the laws in the US.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The US Constitution serves as the foundation for all laws in the United States. It outlines the structure of the government, defines the powers and limitations of each branch, and protects the rights and liberties of individuals. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and all other laws must align with its principles. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the US Constitution is the basis of all laws in the US.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that the Piedmont region is indeed characterized by red clay soil, rolling hills, and rapids. This region, located in the eastern United States, is known for its unique geological features and landscapes. The red clay soil is a result of weathering and erosion processes over time, while the rolling hills and rapids are formed by the region's topography and the presence of rivers and streams. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the Piedmont region is characterized by these specific features.

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