US History Midterm Review II

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History Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This will be a cumulative comprehensive review of all information covered up to this point.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which ammendment abolished slavery and prohibited involuntary servitude?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      16

  • 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

  • 3. 
    The first slaves were brought to America by 
    • A. 

      German Hessians

    • B. 

      Dutch Merchants

    • C. 

      Colonial Settlers

  • 4. 
    Congress is made up of several internal committees such as
    • A. 

      Public Health and Safety Commission

    • B. 

      Ways & Means

    • C. 

      House of Representatives

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Chrispus Attickus and many other valiant men died senselessly during Shay's Rebellion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The slave trade in America was inclusive of more than 4 million slaves
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The south was referred to as the confederacy due to their staunch support of the articles of confederation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The necessity of modifying the U.S. Constitution was due to the framers failure to make adequate provisions to protect personal ___________
  • 11. 
    The Compromise of 1820 averted sectional conflict by
    • A. 

      Removing federal troops from the south

    • B. 

      Preserving the balance of power between free and slave states

    • C. 

      Implementing a more stringent Fugitive Slave Law

    • D. 

      Lowering tariff rates

    • E. 

      Eliminating the constitutional ban on the importation of the slaves

  • 12. 
    Samuel Gompers
    • A. 

      Used the state militia to break up the Boston police strike

    • B. 

      Led the American Federation of Labor

    • C. 

      Directed President FDR's War Labor Board

    • D. 

      Advocated Socialism as head of the INdustrial Workers of the World

  • 13. 
    During the McCarthy Era, Americans were greatly concerned about Socialism and a poor economy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Alger Hiss was tried and accused of giving secrets to the Russia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Boston Tea Party took place in 
  • 16. 
    The French & Indian War has also been called the __________ War
  • 17. 
    In the trial of Peter Zenger of 1734, the Supreme Court acquitted him of 
    • A. 

      Treason

    • B. 

      Seditious libel

    • C. 

      Unlawful protests

    • D. 

      Improper religious activity

  • 18. 
    Jamestown was the very first settlement ever attempted in the Americas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The writ of assistance, stamp act and the harbor blockade were all considered to be _____________ Acts by the colonists
  • 20. 
    The transcontinental railway was established in 
    • A. 

      1754

    • B. 

      1863

    • C. 

      1859