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  • 1. 

    Norths Geography 

    • A.

      Thin rocky soil

    • B.

      Long growing seasons

    • C.

      Long winters

    • D.

      Natural harbors

    • E.

      Slow moving rivers

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Thin rocky soil
    C. Long winters
    D. Natural harbors
    Explanation
    The given characteristics of Norths Geography suggest that the region has thin rocky soil, long winters, and natural harbors. Thin rocky soil implies that the land may not be suitable for agriculture or farming, making it challenging for vegetation to grow. Long winters indicate that the region experiences colder temperatures for an extended period, which can impact the length of the growing season. Natural harbors suggest that the region has sheltered areas along the coast that are suitable for docking and trade. These characteristics collectively provide insights into the geographical conditions and potential economic activities in the Norths region.

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  • 2. 

    Souths Geography

    • A.

      Thin rocky soil

    • B.

      Long growing seasons

    • C.

      Fertile soil

    • D.

      Sow moving rivers

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Long growing seasons
    C. Fertile soil
    D. Sow moving rivers
    Explanation
    The given answer consists of three factors that contribute to the geography of the South. "Long growing seasons" implies that the region experiences a longer period of favorable climate for agricultural activities. "Fertile soil" suggests that the land is rich in nutrients, making it suitable for farming and cultivation. "Slow moving rivers" indicate that the rivers in the South flow at a slower pace, which can be beneficial for irrigation and transportation. These factors combined make the South a favorable region for agriculture and settlement.

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  • 3. 

    What yr. was the 3/5 compromise 

    • A.

      1786

    • B.

      1787

    • C.

      1795

    • D.

      1777

    Correct Answer
    B. 1787
    Explanation
    The 3/5 compromise refers to a decision made during the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This compromise determined that enslaved individuals would be counted as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of determining a state's population, which would then be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives and determine taxation. This compromise was a significant moment in American history as it addressed the contentious issue of slavery and representation in the new nation.

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  • 4. 

    Significant of the 3/5 compromise

    • A.

      5 slaves would count as 3 people for purpose of representation and taxation

    • B.

      5 slaves would count as 2 people

    • C.

      4 slaves would count as 1 people

    • D.

      1 slaves would count as 15 people

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 slaves would count as 3 people for purpose of representation and taxation
    Explanation
    The 3/5 compromise was a significant agreement made during the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It resolved the issue of how enslaved individuals would be counted for the purposes of representation and taxation. The compromise stated that every five enslaved individuals would be counted as three people when determining a state's population for representation in the House of Representatives and for determining the amount of direct taxes that each state would pay. This compromise was important because it balanced the interests of the Northern states, who wanted enslaved individuals to have no representation, with the interests of the Southern states, who wanted enslaved individuals to be fully counted for representation.

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  • 5. 

    Which side was happy and sad during the 3/5 compromise 

    • A.

      South happy and north mad

    • B.

      South mad and north happy

    Correct Answer
    A. South happy and north mad
    Explanation
    During the 3/5 compromise, the South was happy because they were able to count a portion of their enslaved population towards their representation in Congress, which gave them more political power. On the other hand, the North was mad because they believed that counting enslaved individuals as part of the population was unfair and went against the principles of equality and human rights.

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  • 6. 

    Industrial Revolution change from handmade goods to machine made goods  and the north and south depended on each other 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because during the Industrial Revolution, there was a shift from handmade goods to machine-made goods. This change in production methods led to increased efficiency and productivity. Additionally, the north and south regions depended on each other during this period. The north was more industrialized and produced goods, while the south provided raw materials such as cotton for the factories in the north. This interdependence between the regions was a significant aspect of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • 7. 

    If cotton grin increases then the amount of slaves decreases

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. If cotton production increases, the demand for labor in the cotton industry may increase, leading to an increase in the number of slaves. Therefore, an increase in cotton production does not necessarily result in a decrease in the number of slaves.

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  • 8. 

    Kentucky and Virginia Resolution was written by..... 

    • A.

      A Lincoln

    • B.

      Madison

    • C.

      T Jefferson

    • D.

      G Washington

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Madison
    C. T Jefferson
    Explanation
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were written by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. These resolutions were a response to the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the federal government, which they believed were unconstitutional. Madison and Jefferson argued that states had the right to nullify federal laws they deemed unconstitutional. Their resolutions became an important part of the debate over states' rights and the balance of power between the federal government and the states.

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  • 9. 

    Kentucky and Virginia Resolution declared that _______ had the __________ to declare laws unconstitutional within a state 

    Correct Answer(s)
    States
    Right
    Explanation
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were political statements in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the federal government. These resolutions asserted that the states had the right to declare laws unconstitutional within their own boundaries. This was a significant assertion of states' rights and a challenge to the power of the federal government.

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  • 10. 

    Kentucky and Virginia Resolution declared the alien and seduction acts unconstitutional 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, respectively, in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the federal government. These resolutions asserted that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional because they violated the First Amendment rights of free speech and press. The resolutions argued that states had the right to nullify, or declare void, unconstitutional federal laws within their borders. Therefore, the statement that the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions declared the Alien and Sedition Acts unconstitutional is true.

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  • 11. 

    What year was  the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions 

    • A.

      1798

    • B.

      1799

    Correct Answer
    A. 1798
    Explanation
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were a series of resolutions passed by the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures in 1798. These resolutions were a response to the Alien and Sedition Acts, which were seen as unconstitutional by many. The resolutions asserted the rights of the states to nullify federal laws that they deemed unconstitutional. Therefore, the correct answer is 1798, the year when these resolutions were passed.

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  • 12. 

    Nat Turners Rebellion led to...

    • A.

      Happyness

    • B.

      Hard laws were passed to maintain control of slaves

    • C.

      Fear

    • D.

      Shocked

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard laws were passed to maintain control of slaves
    Explanation
    Nat Turner's Rebellion was a slave rebellion that took place in Virginia in 1831. The rebellion led to a significant increase in fear among white slaveholders, as they realized that enslaved individuals were capable of organizing and resisting their oppression. In response, hard laws were passed to maintain control over slaves, further tightening the already strict regulations and restrictions on enslaved people. These laws aimed to prevent future rebellions and maintain the status quo of slavery.

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  • 13. 

    In what year did the nat turners rebellion occur 

    • A.

      1831

    • B.

      1832

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      1815

    Correct Answer
    A. 1831
    Explanation
    Nat Turner's Rebellion occurred in 1831. This was a slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, an enslaved African American, in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner and a group of slaves rebelled against their white slaveholders, resulting in the deaths of around 55 to 65 white individuals. The rebellion was eventually suppressed by the local militia, and Turner was captured, tried, and executed. This event had a significant impact on the history of slavery in the United States and further intensified the debate over slavery in the antebellum period.

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  • 14. 

    Nat Turners Rebellion north and south emotions 

    • A.

      North: Shocked South: Fear

    • B.

      North: Happy South: Sad

    • C.

      North: Mad South: Mad

    • D.

      North:Happy South: Mean

    Correct Answer
    A. North: Shocked South: Fear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North: Shocked, South: Fear. The emotions described in the question are related to Nat Turner's Rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Virginia in 1831. The North, which generally had more abolitionist sentiments, would likely be shocked by the rebellion, as it challenged the institution of slavery. On the other hand, the South, where slavery was deeply ingrained, would feel fear due to the potential threat to their social order and the possibility of more slave uprisings.

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  • 15. 

    North wants to end slavery 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that North wants to end slavery, and the correct answer is True. This implies that the North, referring to the northern states of the United States during the time of slavery, supported the abolitionist movement and aimed to put an end to the practice of slavery. This is historically accurate as the North was known for its opposition to slavery, while the South relied heavily on slave labor.

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  • 16. 

    South didnt want to end slavery 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the South did not want to end slavery. This is historically accurate as the Southern states heavily relied on slavery for their agricultural economy, particularly in the production of cotton. The South feared that abolishing slavery would disrupt their way of life and economic system, leading to resistance against any attempts to end slavery. Therefore, the statement is true.

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