Social Studies Period 2 Study Guide

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  • 1. 

    Missouri Compromise:States that Missouri is a ______ state as long as Maine is admitted as a free state.

    • A.

      Free

    • B.

      Slave

    • C.

      Undecided

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Slave
    Explanation
    The Missouri Compromise stated that Missouri would be admitted as a slave state, but only if Maine was admitted as a free state. This compromise was reached in order to maintain a balance between free and slave states in the United States, as tensions were rising between the North and the South over the issue of slavery. By allowing Missouri to enter as a slave state while also admitting Maine as a free state, the compromise aimed to appease both sides and prevent further conflict.

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  • 2. 

    What are the coordinates of the Missouri Compromise line?  

    • A.

      32' 34'

    • B.

      33' 33'

    • C.

      37' 31'

    • D.

      36' 30'

    Correct Answer
    D. 36' 30'
    Explanation
    The Missouri Compromise line refers to the line of latitude 36' 30'. This line was established in 1820 as a way to address the issue of slavery expansion in the United States. It stated that any new states admitted above this line would be free states, while those below would be slave states. The Missouri Compromise line was a temporary solution to the growing tensions between the North and South over the issue of slavery, and it was later repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.

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  • 3. 

    Wilmot Proviso:States that all land taken from Mexico with be ____.

    • A.

      Free

    • B.

      Slave

    • C.

      Decided by pop. sov.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Free
    Explanation
    The Wilmot Proviso states that all land taken from Mexico will be free. This means that any territory acquired from Mexico will not allow slavery. The Wilmot Proviso was a proposed amendment to a bill during the Mexican-American War and was intended to prevent the expansion of slavery into new territories. It was a significant event in the lead up to the American Civil War, as it highlighted the growing tensions between the North and the South over the issue of slavery.

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  • 4. 

    Popular Sovereignty:The voters  from each state____.

    • A.

      Decide whether to be free or slave

    • B.

      Decide whether to go to war or not

    • C.

      Decide whether to be a state or not

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Decide whether to be free or slave
    Explanation
    Popular sovereignty refers to the principle that the power of the government is derived from the consent of the people. In the context of the given question, it means that the voters from each state have the authority to determine whether their state should allow slavery or be free from it. This concept was particularly relevant during the time of the American Civil War when the issue of slavery was a major point of contention between the states.

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  • 5. 

    What is the main goal of the Free Soil Party?  

    • A.

      Abolish slavery

    • B.

      Keep slavery out of the western states

    • C.

      Make slaves legal in all states

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Keep slavery out of the western states
    Explanation
    The main goal of the Free Soil Party was to keep slavery out of the western states. This party emerged in the United States during the mid-19th century and opposed the expansion of slavery into new territories. They believed that allowing slavery in the western states would give slaveholders more political power and economic advantages, which they wanted to prevent. Their goal was to ensure that these territories remained free from the institution of slavery.

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  • 6. 

    Check off anything that is a part of the Compromise of 1850

    • A.

      Admitted California as a free state

    • B.

      Made New Mexico a state

    • C.

      Included Kansas-Nebraska act

    • D.

      Banned slave trade in Washington D.C.

    • E.

      Included Fugitive Slave Act

    • F.

      Approved Wilmot Proviso

    • G.

      Settled border between Nebraska and Texas

    • H.

      Upholds popular sovereignty in New Mexico and Utah

    • I.

      Settled border between Texas and New Mexico

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Admitted California as a free state
    D. Banned slave trade in Washington D.C.
    E. Included Fugitive Slave Act
    H. Upholds popular sovereignty in New Mexico and Utah
    I. Settled border between Texas and New Mexico
    Explanation
    The Compromise of 1850 included admitting California as a free state, banning the slave trade in Washington D.C., including the Fugitive Slave Act, upholding popular sovereignty in New Mexico and Utah, and settling the border between Texas and New Mexico. The compromise aimed to address the growing tensions between the North and the South over the issue of slavery by attempting to maintain a delicate balance between the interests of both regions.

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  • 7. 

    What would happen if you were found assisting a slave escape?  

    • A.

      You would get fined

    • B.

      You would go to jail

    • C.

      You would possibly go to court

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    If you were found assisting a slave escape, you would face multiple consequences. Firstly, you would be fined, which means you would have to pay a certain amount of money as a penalty. Additionally, you would go to jail, meaning you would be imprisoned for your involvement in helping a slave escape. Lastly, you would possibly go to court, where your case would be presented before a judge who would decide your punishment. Therefore, all of the given options are correct as they represent the various consequences you would face for assisting a slave escape.

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  • 8. 

    What was Uncle Toms Cabin about?

    • A.

      An uncle named tom who lived in a cabin

    • B.

      A man who was part of the underground railroad

    • C.

      A slave who worked on a plantation

    • D.

      A slave who lived in a secret cabin

    Correct Answer
    C. A slave who worked on a plantation
    Explanation
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It tells the story of a slave named Tom who works on a plantation. The novel explores the harsh realities of slavery and the impact it has on the lives of enslaved individuals. Through Tom's experiences, the author sheds light on the inhumane treatment and cruelty faced by slaves in the American South. Uncle Tom's Cabin played a significant role in shaping public opinion and fueling the abolitionist movement in the United States.

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  • 9. 

    Which one is NOT part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

    • A.

      John brown and his sons murdered 5 proslavery activists in their beds

    • B.

      Nebraska territory was split into two smaller territories; Kansas and Nebraska

    • C.

      Because of outsider interference, the popular vote permitted Kansas free

    • D.

      Outsiders not wanting slavery formed a second gov't

    Correct Answer
    C. Because of outsider interference, the popular vote permitted Kansas free
    Explanation
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was a law passed in 1854 that allowed the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether to permit slavery. This act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which had prohibited slavery in the northern territories. The correct answer states that "Because of outsider interference, the popular vote permitted Kansas free." This means that the popular vote in Kansas was influenced by outsiders, resulting in the decision to allow Kansas to be a free state. The other options mentioned in the question are all part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, such as the splitting of Nebraska territory and the formation of a second government by those opposed to slavery.

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  • 10. 

    An abolitionist works to____.

    • A.

      Abolish slavery

    • B.

      Abolish free states

    • C.

      Start war

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Abolish slavery
    Explanation
    An abolitionist is someone who actively opposes and works towards ending slavery. They advocate for the emancipation and liberation of enslaved individuals, fighting for their rights and freedom. Their goal is to completely eliminate the institution of slavery and ensure equality for all individuals, regardless of their race or background.

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  • 11. 

    Frederick Douglass: 

    • A.

      Former slave

    • B.

      Worked to end slavery

    • C.

      Considered his education a curse

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Frederick Douglass was a former slave who not only worked tirelessly to end slavery but also believed that his education was a curse. Therefore, the statement "all of the above" is a correct answer as it encompasses all the given options.

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  • 12. 

    What was the underground railroad? 

    • A.

      A railroad underground

    • B.

      A railroad that slaves followed to freedom

    • C.

      A series of safe houses for slaves

    • D.

      A series of safe houses that abolitionist lived in

    Correct Answer
    C. A series of safe houses for slaves
    Explanation
    The underground railroad refers to a network of secret routes and safe houses that were used by enslaved African Americans to escape to free states and Canada during the 19th century. It was not an actual railroad, but rather a metaphorical term used to describe the organized system of assistance provided to slaves seeking freedom. The safe houses along the routes provided shelter, food, and support to the escaping slaves, helping them navigate their way to freedom.

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  • 13. 

    Which is NOT true about John Brown?

    • A.

      Northern abolitionist

    • B.

      Felt if he armed slaved they would revolt against owners

    • C.

      He was guilty of treason

    • D.

      He worked with Rob. E. Lee to arm slaves

    Correct Answer
    D. He worked with Rob. E. Lee to arm slaves
    Explanation
    The statement "he worked with Rob. E. Lee to arm slaves" is not true about John Brown. John Brown was a northern abolitionist who believed that arming slaves would lead to a revolt against their owners. He was guilty of treason for his actions in attempting to start a slave rebellion. However, there is no evidence to suggest that he worked with Rob. E. Lee, who was a Confederate general, to arm slaves.

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  • 14. 

    What was the Republican Party stand?

    • A.

      To abolish slavery

    • B.

      To stop slavery from spreading and to keep it out of the west

    • C.

      To make slaves legal in all the states

    • D.

      To get word out that slavery is wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. To stop slavery from spreading and to keep it out of the west
    Explanation
    The Republican Party's stand was to stop slavery from spreading and to keep it out of the west. This position was taken by the party during the mid-19th century when the issue of slavery was a major point of contention in the United States. The party believed that allowing slavery to expand would only perpetuate its injustices and moral wrongs. By opposing the spread of slavery, the Republicans aimed to limit its influence and eventually eradicate it from the country.

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  • 15. 

    Election of 1860:Which person was NOT a candidate for president?

    • A.

      Abe Lincoln

    • B.

      Frederick Douglass

    • C.

      John Bell

    • D.

      John Breckinridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Frederick Douglass
    Explanation
    Frederick Douglass was not a candidate for president in the Election of 1860. The candidates for president in that election were Abraham Lincoln, John Bell, and John Breckinridge. Frederick Douglass was a prominent abolitionist and social reformer, but he did not run for president in 1860.

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  • 16. 

    Which is NOT true about Fort Sumter?

    • A.

      There were 87 deaths

    • B.

      The battle lasted 3 days

    • C.

      There were no deaths

    • D.

      Was overcome by the south

    Correct Answer
    A. There were 87 deaths
  • 17. 

    Which is NOT border state?

    • A.

      Maryland

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      Mississippi

    • D.

      Kentucky

    • E.

      Missouri

    Correct Answer
    C. Mississippi
    Explanation
    Mississippi is not a border state because it does not share a border with any other country or state. It is located in the southern part of the United States, bordered by the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Therefore, it is the only option among the given choices that is not a border state.

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