Pre/Post Test : Causes And Events Leading Up To The Civil War

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  • 1. 

    What was the conflict over states rights between the North and the South?

    • A.

      The Union had more states and believed that they had more power.

    • B.

      The states in the South were trying to sccessed from the Union.

    • C.

      The federal government set up laws for each state.

    Correct Answer
    B. The states in the South were trying to sccessed from the Union.
    Explanation
    During the time leading up to the American Civil War, one of the main conflicts between the North and the South was over states' rights. The Southern states believed that they had the right to secede from the Union and govern themselves independently. This was a direct challenge to the federal government's authority and led to a significant divide between the two regions. The issue of states' rights played a crucial role in the outbreak of the Civil War, as the Southern states' desire to preserve their way of life and protect their economic interests clashed with the Northern states' commitment to preserving the Union and abolishing slavery.

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  • 2. 

    What were the importance/goals of the Underground Railroad?

    • A.

      Was responisble for moving fugitive slaves by using a secret local network of individuals.

    • B.

      To move goods from the East to the West.

    • C.

      The Underground Railroad created jobs in a suffering economy in the South.

    Correct Answer
    A. Was responisble for moving fugitive slaves by using a secret local network of individuals.
    Explanation
    The Underground Railroad was an important network that helped enslaved individuals escape to freedom. It was responsible for moving fugitive slaves by using a secret local network of individuals who provided shelter, guidance, and transportation. This network played a crucial role in assisting enslaved people in their journey to the North or Canada, where they could live as free individuals. The Underground Railroad was not focused on moving goods or creating jobs, but rather on providing a means of escape and liberation for those seeking freedom from slavery.

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  • 3. 

    Why was slavery important in the South?

    • A.

      Plantation owners needed slaves to cook their meals.

    • B.

      The land in the South provided farmers with good soil to grow cash crops but the land was so large that the Plantation owners needed more farm hands to work on the land.

    • C.

      Factories began to spread and there was a greater need for free labor.

    Correct Answer
    B. The land in the South provided farmers with good soil to grow cash crops but the land was so large that the Plantation owners needed more farm hands to work on the land.
    Explanation
    Slavery was important in the South because the land in the region had fertile soil suitable for growing cash crops. However, the size of the land was extensive, requiring plantation owners to have a large number of farm hands to work on the fields. Slavery provided a ready source of labor for the plantation owners, allowing them to maximize their agricultural production and profits.

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  • 4. 

    What was Uncle Toms cabin and why was it important?

    • A.

      Where the Civil War started.

    • B.

      A book written by Frederick Douglas, about his life as a slave.

    • C.

      Uncle Toms Cabin , written by Harriet Beecher Stowe was written in response to the cruel realities of Slavery.

    Correct Answer
    C. Uncle Toms Cabin , written by Harriet Beecher Stowe was written in response to the cruel realities of Slavery.
    Explanation
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was an important book written in response to the cruel realities of slavery. It shed light on the inhumane treatment of slaves and served as a catalyst for the abolitionist movement. The book played a significant role in raising awareness about the horrors of slavery and helped to change public opinion on the issue. It is considered a powerful tool in the fight against slavery and a major factor leading to the start of the Civil War.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not a bill included in The Compromise of 1850?

    • A.

      California enters as a slave state.

    • B.

      The Fugitive Slave Act was passed

    • C.

      The slave trade is aboloshied in the District of Columbia.

    Correct Answer
    A. California enters as a slave state.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is California enters as a slave state. This is because the Compromise of 1850 actually admitted California as a free state, not a slave state. The compromise was a series of laws and measures aimed at resolving the ongoing debate between the North and South over the expansion of slavery into new territories acquired from Mexico. The Fugitive Slave Act was indeed passed as part of the compromise, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners, and the slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia.

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  • 6. 

    Why did John Brown raid Harpers Ferry?

    • A.

      He wanted to steal boats to transport goods.

    • B.

      To steal military weapons and force people to free slaves.

    • C.

      To steal food for his family traveling on The Underground Railroad.

    Correct Answer
    B. To steal military weapons and force people to free slaves.
    Explanation
    John Brown raided Harpers Ferry with the intention of stealing military weapons and using them to force people to free slaves. His ultimate goal was to incite a slave rebellion and abolish slavery. This raid was part of his larger plan to ignite a nationwide uprising against slavery and bring an end to the institution.

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  • 7. 

    What are some important facts about Abraham Lincoln?

    • A.

      16th President who wanted to abolish slavery and was a Republican.

    • B.

      16th President who believed in slavery and was a Democrat.

    • C.

      16th President who abolished slavery and was a Democrat.

    Correct Answer
    A. 16th President who wanted to abolish slavery and was a Republican.
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States who wanted to abolish slavery and was a Republican. He is known for his role in the Civil War and his Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free. Lincoln's stance against slavery was a significant factor in the eventual abolition of slavery in the United States. As a Republican, he was also instrumental in shaping the modern Republican Party and its principles.

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  • 8. 

    Which states were a part of The Union?

    • A.

      New York, Massachusetts, and California

    • B.

      New Hampshire, North Carolina and Tennesse

    • C.

      Georgia, Alabama and Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. New York, Massachusetts, and California
    Explanation
    The states of New York, Massachusetts, and California were part of The Union.

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  • 9. 

    Describe three ways that the beliefs reguarding Slavery differ from the North and the South.

  • 10. 

    Name 2 key players iof the Abolitonist movement, and what were their roles?

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