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  • 1. 
    What are two examples of Clipper Ships?
    • A. 

      The Flying Dutchman that traveled west to east in 89 days and Mercury's Carr, sailed by a woman when her husband became ill.

    • B. 

      The Flying Cloud that traveled east to west in 89 days and Neptune's Carr, sailed by a woman when her husband became ill.

    • C. 

      The Flaming Faggot that traveled west to east in 89 days and Gaylord's Carr, sailed by a woman when her husband became ill.

  • 2. 
    In 1847, what suggested that all new Mexican Territory the US gained from the Mexican Session was to be free?
    • A. 

      The Wilmot Proviso

    • B. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • C. 

      Gadsden Purchase

  • 3. 
    What allowed the people in a state to decide what they wanted?
    • A. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • B. 

      Freeport Doctrine

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

  • 4. 
    What were the agreements in the Compromise of 1850 made by Clay?
    • A. 

      California becomes a slave state, the fugitive slave act was not enforced, the beginning of slave trade in D.C., New Mexico and Utah would not use popular sovereignty anymore

    • B. 

      California becomes a free state, the fugitive slave act was enforced, the end of slave trade in D.C., New Mexico and Utah would use popular sovereignty.

    • C. 

      California was to be run by Arnold and he would stop California from breaking away from the US with his large muscles

  • 5. 
    Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
    • A. 

      Stowe

    • B. 

      Sumner

    • C. 

      Brown

  • 6. 
    What event included a large massacre in Kansas by the pro slavery group against the anti slavery group?
    • A. 

      Bleeding Kansas

    • B. 

      Dieing Kansas

    • C. 

      The Massacre of Kansas

  • 7. 
    Who gave the speech "The Crime Against Kansas" and was beaten by Preston Brooks for speaking out against people who were pro slavery.
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Charles Sumner

    • C. 

      Dred Scott

  • 8. 
    What was the Purchase that bought southern Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico in order for the US to build a railroad to the west.
    • A. 

      Gadsden Purchase

    • B. 

      Freeport Purchase

    • C. 

      Mexican Purchase

  • 9. 
    Who was the white abolitionist that went to Harpers Ferry and tried to gain weapons for a slave rebellion and failed.
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglas

    • B. 

      Dred Scott

    • C. 

      John Brown

  • 10. 
    During the Lincoln v Douglass debate, Douglass creates the Freeport Doctrine which states...
    • A. 

      If the people are not for slavery, all they have to do is not pass the laws that slavery needs to survive

    • B. 

      If the people are for slavery, all they have to do is pass the laws that slavery needs to survive

    • C. 

      If the people are against slavery, all they have to do is pass the laws that slavery needs to survive

  • 11. 
    Who won the Election of 1860 and prohibited the exansion of slavery, causing the Union to collapse and South Carolina to secede from the Union.
    • A. 

      Douglass

    • B. 

      Lincoln

    • C. 

      Buchanan

  • 12. 
    What two forts did Buchanan and Major Anderson attempt to defend against the Confederates at the beginning of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Fort Fredericksburg and Fort Sumter

    • B. 

      For Moultrie and Fort Picket

    • C. 

      Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the supply ship sent to aid Fort Sumter?
    • A. 

      Neptune's Carr

    • B. 

      Flying Cloud

    • C. 

      Star of the West

  • 14. 
    What was the name of Scott's plan that consisted of the Union's control of the Mississippi River, allowing the Union to constrict the south?
    • A. 

      Serpent Plan

    • B. 

      Python Plan

    • C. 

      Anaconda Plan

  • 15. 
    What is the name of Lincoln's famous speech that he announced after Antietam in September 1862 that freed all slaves in the south?
    • A. 

      Lincoln's Farewell Address

    • B. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

  • 16. 
    Who won the Election of 1864?
    • A. 

      Scott

    • B. 

      Lincoln

    • C. 

      Grant

  • 17. 
    What was the name of Lincoln's speech that pushed the healing of the nation and said there would be no hard feelings with the south.
    • A. 

      Emancipation Proclammation

    • B. 

      Linoln's Farewell Address

    • C. 

      Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

  • 18. 
    Who wrote Two Years Before the Mast?
    • A. 

      Richard Henry Dane

    • B. 

      Stowe

    • C. 

      C. Van Woodward

  • 19. 
    Which battle was the first battle of the Civil war on July 1861?
    • A. 

      Battle of Antietam

    • B. 

      Fredericksburg

    • C. 

      Battle of Bull Run

  • 20. 
    Which battle did McClellan take 180,000 troops between York and James River and was defeated by Lee, Stuart, and Longstreet, leading McClellan to be fired?
    • A. 

      Peninsula Campaign

    • B. 

      Second Bull Run

    • C. 

      Valley Campaign

  • 21. 
    Which Confederate General defeated 2 Union troops over night in the Valley Campaign?
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Lee

    • C. 

      Pickett

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the battle where Lee defeated Pope on the old Bull Run battlefield, leading to a confederate victory?
    • A. 

      Second Battle of Bull Run

    • B. 

      Antietam

    • C. 

      Battle of Bull Run

  • 23. 
    What is the name of the extremely bloody battle that consisted of 3 stages of battle between McClellan and Lee and lead to a Union victory?
    • A. 

      Fredericksburg

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Antietam

  • 24. 
    Who is the Union General that fought in the battle of Fredericksburg in which the Union attacked strong Confederate defenses and lost?
    • A. 

      Burnside

    • B. 

      Grant

    • C. 

      McClellan

  • 25. 
    In which battle did Lee divide his forces and defeate the Union army, causing Hooker to be fired from his position in the Union Army.
    • A. 

      Fredericksburg

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Chancellorsville

  • 26. 
    What battle is a very important Union victory in which Lee is defeated by Meade with a cavalry charge?
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Fredericksburg

    • C. 

      St. Petersburg

  • 27. 
    After Grant becomes the new military leader for the Union army, what is his plan that states Lee should always be engaged and should never have time to recover?
    • A. 

      Union Plan

    • B. 

      Grant's Plan

    • C. 

      Gettysburg Plan

  • 28. 
    What battle did Lee have time to set up and destroy 7000 Union troops lead by Hancock in 8 minutes?
    • A. 

      Petersburg

    • B. 

      Cold Harbor

    • C. 

      Spotsylvania

  • 29. 
    Who lead confederate forces to the suburbs of D.C., making Grant very angry?
    • A. 

      "Stonewall" Jackson

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Jubal Early

  • 30. 
    Who retaliated against Jubal's actions in D.C. and burned the entire Shenandoah Valley, a large supply area for the Confederates?
    • A. 

      Meade

    • B. 

      Grant

    • C. 

      Sheridan

  • 31. 
    What seige forced Lee to retreat in July 1864-April 1865?
    • A. 

      Vicksburg seige

    • B. 

      Petersburg seige

    • C. 

      New Orleans seige

  • 32. 
    What two forts were captured by Grant in February 1862?
    • A. 

  • 33. 
    What battle did Jonston ambush Grant's army at their camp but was defeated the next day by Grant and lead to Jonston's death?
    • A. 

      Vicksburg

    • B. 

      New Orleans

    • C. 

      Shiloh

  • 34. 
    What city was captured by General Farragut in April 1862?
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Chattanooga

    • C. 

      Vicksburg

  • 35. 
    In which battle did Grant want conrol of the entire Mississippi river?
    • A. 

      Vicksburg

    • B. 

      The Battle for Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Chattanooga

  • 36. 
    What union victory lead Grant to become the leade rof the entire Union army?
    • A. 

      Chattanooga

    • B. 

      Vicksburg

    • C. 

      Shiloh

  • 37. 
    Which affair involved Mason and Slidell being taken off a ship headed towards England to gain British support for the south, leading Britain to oppose Lincoln's decision.
    • A. 

      Lincoln v Britain

    • B. 

      Trent Affair

    • C. 

      Mason and Slidell Affair

  • 38. 
    What was the name of the Bill that allowed people from the south to join the Union if they swore they had not participated in the rebellion or served in the Confederate government?
    • A. 

      Wade Davis Bill

    • B. 

      Jade Davis Bill

    • C. 

      Wade Martin Bill

  • 39. 
    Who became president after Lincoln was assassinated?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C. 

      Andrew Johnson

  • 40. 
    What kept freedmen from being jobless and stated any freed black man without a job would be arrested?
    • A. 

      Black Codes

    • B. 

      Southern Codes

    • C. 

      Johnson's Codes

  • 41. 
    What gave the federal government the power to protect individual rights and was vetoed by Johnson but passed by congress?
    • A. 

      Federal Intervension Bill

    • B. 

      Wade Davis Bill

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Bill

  • 42. 
    What act ended Civil Government in the southern states that didn't ratify the 14th amendment by giving every freedmen 40 acres of land?
    • A. 

      Krunk Act

    • B. 

      1st Reconstruction Act

    • C. 

      Freedmen Act

  • 43. 
    What was the name southerners had for northerners who traveled to the south to try and take over the southern situation?
    • A. 

      Carpetbagger

    • B. 

      Scalawag

    • C. 

      Freedmen

  • 44. 
    What act was declared unconstitutional because is stated the president could not fire people in his cabinet that were already there and was created by radicals who wanted Andrew Johnson out of office?
    • A. 

      Command of the Army Act

    • B. 

      Tenure of Office Act

    • C. 

      Cabinet Act

  • 45. 
    Who won the election on 1868 because of the acceptance of black votes?
    • A. 

      Thomas Nast

    • B. 

      Semour

    • C. 

      Grant

  • 46. 
    What Amendment forbade the prohibition of votes based on race, brought more democracy to the US government, and expanded schools and railroads?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      14th

    • C. 

      5th

  • 47. 
    Who was the head of "Tammany Hall" and helped immigrants in New York City find residents of the same ethnicity in the city and would later be thrown into jail due to tax fraud?
    • A. 

      Thomas Nast

    • B. 

      Boss Hog

    • C. 

      Boss Tweed

  • 48. 
    Who was the first famous political cartoonist who helped bring Boss Tweed down?
    • A. 

      Thomas Nast

    • B. 

      C. Van Woodward

    • C. 

      Nez Perces

  • 49. 
    What act involved the government giving money to the railroad companies to build the transcontinental rail road?
    • A. 

      Second Transcontinental Rail Road Act

    • B. 

      Third Transcontinental Rail Road Act

    • C. 

      First Transcontinental Rail Road Act

  • 50. 
    Which railroad company created its own construction company, Credit Moblier, and gained money illegaly through the construction company?
    • A. 

      Union Atlantic

    • B. 

      Confederate Pacific

    • C. 

      Union Pacific

  • 51. 
    Which panic was sparked by fires and lowered insurance, causing people to loose their confidence in the economy?
    • A. 

      Panic of 1873

    • B. 

      Panic of 1906

    • C. 

      Panic of 1845

  • 52. 
    Who won the election of 1876?
    • A. 

      Rutherford B. Hayes

    • B. 

      Samuel J. Tilden

    • C. 

      Jim Crowe

  • 53. 
    What compromise put a southern democrat in the House of Representatives and a southern democrat in the cabinet in order to maintain peace?
    • A. 

      Compromise of 1877

    • B. 

      Comromise of 1867

    • C. 

      Compromise of SHIT

  • 54. 
    What trial spawned segregated facilities?
    • A. 

      BITCH I DON' KNOW!

    • B. 

      Bessey v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Plessey v. Ferguson

  • 55. 
    Who wanted support for poor black and white farmers?
    • A. 

      Democratic party

    • B. 

      Populist party

    • C. 

      Republican party

  • 56. 
    Lol question 69. What set of laws forced segregation of the races and was not accepted by all southerners?
    • A. 

      Iono Laws

    • B. 

      Tim Crow Laws

    • C. 

      Jim Crowe Laws

  • 57. 
    What was the system that involved a poor farming family being loaned a piece of land as long as the person who gave the land to the family got any money they made from the crops they grew on the land?
    • A. 

      Crop Rotation

    • B. 

      Sharecropping

    • C. 

      Dustcropping

  • 58. 
    What new weapon was invented that brought Americans to an advantage agains the Indians?
    • A. 

      The colt revolver

    • B. 

      The pump action shotgun

    • C. 

      The m500

  • 59. 
    What was the name of the massacre in 1864 that killed a tribe of Indians filled with woman and children when they were asleep?
    • A. 

      Ft. Laramie Massacre

    • B. 

      Sand Creek Massacre

    • C. 

      Fetterman Massacre

  • 60. 
    What area controlled by the Sioux Indians was filled with gold and made many stupid miners flock to the area?
    • A. 

      The Black Hills

    • B. 

      Sand Creek

    • C. 

      Dadonga Land

  • 61. 
    What battle involved  the destruction of the 7th Cavalry by 1500 Indians lead by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull?
    • A. 

      Little Big Horn

    • B. 

      Wounded Knee

    • C. 

      Little Round Top

  • 62. 
    Who wrote A Century of Dishonor?
    • A. 

      C. Van Woodward

    • B. 

      Sarah Winnemucca

    • C. 

      Helen Hunt Jackson

  • 63. 
    Who wrote A Life Among the Paiutes, Their Wrongs and Claims?
    • A. 

      C. Van Woodward

    • B. 

      Sarah Winnemucca

    • C. 

      Helen Hunt Jackson

  • 64. 
    What Act relieved the destruction the Dawes Act created?
    • A. 

      Indian Reorganization Act

    • B. 

      Indian Helping Act

    • C. 

      Dadong Act

  • 65. 
    Who created the first gold mining town?
    • A. 

      Nez Perces

    • B. 

      John Wesley Iliff

    • C. 

      William Larimer

  • 66. 
    What best describes the law and order in Mining Towns?
    • A. 

      Gentle

    • B. 

      Complex

    • C. 

      Rough ass shit

  • 67. 
    Who wrote Giants in the Earth?
    • A. 

      Sarah Winnemucca

    • B. 

      Ole Rolvaag

    • C. 

      Adam Smith

  • 68. 
    Who was a beef entrepreneur who discovered cattle could feed themselves and get fat on the grass in the plains?
    • A. 

      Calamity Jane

    • B. 

      Charlie Goodnight

    • C. 

      John Wesley Illiff

  • 69. 
    What is the name of the wheat the Russians brought over that could be grown in the plains?
    • A. 

      Plains Wheat

    • B. 

      Russian Wheat

    • C. 

      Winter Wheat

  • 70. 
    What is the machine invented that harvested wheat rapidly?
    • A. 

      Grim Reaper

    • B. 

      McCormick Reaper

    • C. 

      Samuel Reaper

  • 71. 
    Who created the standard gage for the width of rail road tracks as 4' 81/2"?
    • A. 

      George Stephenson

    • B. 

      John D. Rockerfeller

    • C. 

      Adam Smith

  • 72. 
    Who wrote 2nd Treatise of Civil Government in 1689 that justified the Glorious revolution, the state of nature, natural rights, and that all men are created equal?
    • A. 

  • 73. 
    Who wrote The Wealth of Nations in 1776 that said there are natural laws that govern economic activity and that the government should not interfere; it rejected mercantilism.
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • C. 

      Adam Smith

  • 74. 
    Who established the first trust in oil?
    • A. 

      J.P. Morgan

    • B. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • C. 

      George H. Bissell

  • 75. 
    Who was involved with the U.S. Steel industry and financed capitalism?
    • A. 

      J.P. Morgan

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      George H. Bissell

  • 76. 
    What is a board of trustees that exchange trust certificates for the stock in all of the corporations involved and can control the prices once it has gained a monopoly?
    • A. 

      A corporation

    • B. 

      A trust

    • C. 

      A building

  • 77. 
    What was the primary use for kerosene?
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Steam Boats

    • C. 

      Factory Machines

  • 78. 
    Who designed the kerosene lamp and got together with George H. Bissell to create a large kerosene lamp market?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Silliman

    • B. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • C. 

      Alva Curtis Roebuck

  • 79. 
    What was the first store that sold almost everything but had no inventory and a limited selection with high prices?
    • A. 

      Gas Stations

    • B. 

      Cast Iron Palaces

    • C. 

      General Store

  • 80. 
    Who created the first mail order catalogue?
    • A. 

      Montgomery Ward

    • B. 

      Alva Curtis Roebuck

    • C. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

  • 81. 
    Who figured out they could increase their amount of sales from a mail order catalogue if they added color to the pictures?
    • A. 

      William Sellers

    • B. 

      Montgomery Ward

    • C. 

      Alva Curtis Roebuck

  • 82. 
    Who invented the telephone?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • C. 

      Carl Marx

  • 83. 
    What played a large role in the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      Machine Tools were able to make similar parts

    • B. 

      Steam Boats could be "krunked up" and could travel and 60 mph

    • C. 

      People learned to become a super saiyan and fly and carry heavy shit like YOUR MOM oooh bitch

  • 84. 
    Who invented interchangeable parts such as screws and wrote System of Screw Threads and Nuts?
    • A. 

      William Sellers

    • B. 

      Fredrick W. Taylor

    • C. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 85. 
    What was the name for time motion studies that helped the efficiency in a business?
    • A. 

      Scientific Management

    • B. 

      Time Management

    • C. 

      Scientific Bull Shit

  • 86. 
    Who was known as the "father of time management studies" and managed to cut the workers working at the Bethlehem Iron Company from 600 to 140 by changing the shovels they used?
    • A. 

      William Sellers

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Fredrick W. taylor

  • 87. 
    Who created the phonograph, light bulbs, and the factory?
    • A. 

  • 88. 
    What were unions of skilled workers that worked together to improve working conditions and raise wages?
    • A. 

      Work Unions

    • B. 

      Business Union

    • C. 

      Trade Unions

  • 89. 
    Who is described as the "Great Grandfather" of Communism and wrote Das Kapital?
    • A. 

      Hitler

    • B. 

      Carl Marx

    • C. 

      Stalin

  • 90. 
    What is the idea that addresses the dehumanization of industrialization?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Populism

    • C. 

      Nationalism

  • 91. 
    What is the trial where the court ruled labor workers had the protection of law in Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      Commonwealth v. Hunt

    • B. 

      Union v. Hunt

    • C. 

      Workers v. Hunt

  • 92. 
    What large trade union collapsed due to the Panic of 1837 that began because of low wages and high hours?
    • A. 

      Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

    • B. 

      National Trade Union

    • C. 

      The G-Unit Union

  • 93. 
    What was the trade union for the coal mining business in Pennsylvania that terrorized mining company owners?
    • A. 

      Nation Trade Union

    • B. 

      Molly maguire

    • C. 

      Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

  • 94. 
    What is the name of the event that killed 7 policmen and caused 7 anarchists to be tried and sentenced to death without substantial evidence?
    • A. 

      Massacre of 1856

    • B. 

      Grassmarket Bombing

    • C. 

      Haymarket Bombing

  • 95. 
    What is the name of the strike against car companies in 1894 and was put down by Federal Troops instead of the National Guard?
    • A. 

  • 96. 
    What is the name of the labor union that was too inclusive and allowed everyone except lawyers and whiskey salesmen into the Union?
    • A. 

      Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

    • B. 

      Molly Maguire

    • C. 

      National Trade Union

  • 97. 
    Who wrote A New View of Society which talked about how socialism is democratic, and strained the idea of reuniting the worker with his work and to stay away from capitalism?
    • A. 

      Samuel Gompers

    • B. 

      Fredrick W. Taylor

    • C. 

      Rober Owen