United States History (Midterm Review)

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United States History (Midterm Review) - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which ammendment abolished slavery and prohibited involuntary servitude?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    A. 13
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13. The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was ratified in 1865, following the end of the American Civil War. This amendment was a significant milestone in the fight for civil rights and equality, as it officially ended the institution of slavery in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following wars are listed in chronological order correctly?

    • A.

      Revolutionary, Seven Year , 1812

    • B.

      Revolutionary, 1812, Civil War

    • C.

      French & Indian, Civil War, Revolutionary

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Revolutionary, 1812, Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Revolutionary, 1812, Civil War. This is the correct chronological order of the wars listed. The Revolutionary War took place from 1775 to 1783, followed by the War of 1812 from 1812 to 1815, and then the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

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  • 3. 

    The first slaves were brought to America by 

    • A.

      German Hessians

    • B.

      Dutch Merchants

    • C.

      Colonial Settlers

    Correct Answer
    B. Dutch Merchants
    Explanation
    Dutch merchants brought the first slaves to America. This is because the Dutch were heavily involved in the transatlantic slave trade during the 17th century. They established colonies in the Americas, particularly in areas such as New Netherland (which later became New York), where they utilized enslaved Africans for labor on plantations and in other industries. The Dutch merchants played a significant role in initiating the system of slavery in America by importing and selling enslaved individuals.

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  • 4. 

    Congress is made up of several internal committees such as

    • A.

      Public Health and Safety Commission

    • B.

      Ways & Means

    • C.

      House of Representatives

    Correct Answer
    B. Ways & Means
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Ways & Means." This is because the question asks for the internal committees of Congress, and "Ways & Means" is one of those committees. The other options listed, "Public Health and Safety Commission" and "House of Representatives," are not internal committees of Congress.

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  • 5. 

    The process of Filibustering on a bill is best accomplished in 

    • A.

      Executive Cabinet meetings

    • B.

      Judicial Review of the Supreme Court

    • C.

      During House of Representative assemblies

    • D.

      During Senatorial Sessions

    Correct Answer
    D. During Senatorial Sessions
    Explanation
    Filibustering is a tactic used in legislative bodies, particularly in the Senate, to delay or prevent the passage of a bill. It involves prolonged speeches or other tactics to obstruct the legislative process. Since the question is asking about the best setting for filibustering on a bill, it is logical to choose "During Senatorial Sessions" as the correct answer. This is because filibustering is most commonly associated with the Senate, where individual senators have more time and freedom to engage in lengthy speeches and other tactics to stall the legislative process.

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  • 6. 

    The proclamation of 1763 established colonial settlers authority to operate freely within America and spawned their ability to move Westward

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The proclamation of 1763 did not establish colonial settlers' authority to operate freely within America or enable their westward movement. In fact, it imposed restrictions on colonial expansion beyond the Appalachian Mountains, aiming to prevent conflicts with Native American tribes and maintain British control over the region. This proclamation was met with opposition and defiance from many colonists who desired access to the western lands. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    Chrispus Attickus and many other valiant men died senselessly during Shay's Rebellion

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Chrispus Attickus did not die during Shay's Rebellion. He was actually killed during the Boston Massacre in 1770, which occurred several years before Shay's Rebellion in 1786-1787.

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  • 8. 

    The slave trade in America was inclusive of more than 4 million slaves

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the slave trade in America did indeed involve more than 4 million slaves. From the 16th to the 19th century, millions of African people were forcibly taken from their homes and transported to the Americas to be enslaved. This brutal trade had a significant impact on the population and economy of the Americas, particularly in regions like the southern United States where large-scale plantation agriculture was prevalent. The number of slaves involved in this trade is estimated to be well over 4 million, making the statement true.

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  • 9. 

    The south was referred to as the confederacy due to their staunch support of the articles of confederation

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the south was indeed referred to as the confederacy because they strongly supported the articles of confederation. The articles of confederation were the first constitution of the United States, which granted more power to the individual states rather than a centralized government. During the American Civil War, the southern states, also known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the Union and formed their own government based on the principles of the articles of confederation. Therefore, it is true that the south was referred to as the confederacy due to their staunch support of the articles of confederation.

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  • 10. 

    Explain the necessity of modifying the U.S. Constitution?

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