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Civil War Era (Causes & Conflict)

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  • Q1
    The Seneca Falls Convention is a significant event in United States history because it
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    provided the United States with new western territories.
    was an important step in the women’s rights movement.
    showed opposition to slavery in the U.S.
    was the first national labor union meeting.
  • Q2
    What issue was the greatest single cause of sectionalism before the Civil War?
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    None of the above
    Accents people used when speaking.
  • Q3
    The cotton gin advanced the growth of the textile industry because it
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    reduced the time needed to plant cotton seeds.
    provided a faster way of separating seeds from cotton fiber.
    improved the process of weaving cotton cloth.
    made it possible for unskilled slaves to harvest cotton.
  • Q4
    During the early-mid 1800s, the abolitionist movement worked to
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    end slavery.
    promote the civil service system.
    limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.
    establish free public schools.
  • Q5
    The Underground Railroad was developed in the 1840s in order to
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    smuggle illegal goods into the country.
    provide a form of inexpensive transportation.
    help runaway slaves escape to freedom.
    stop illegal aliens from entering the country.
  • Q6
    In the early-mid 1800s, the North and the South
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    were both flooded with immigrants arriving from Europe.
    both built many new factories.
    relied on trade with one another.
    had similar ways of life.
  • Q7
    Which of the following arguments did abolitionists use to oppose slavery?
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    The cotton gin made the need for slavery less important.
    Slavery was made illegal in the United States Constitution.
    The Supreme Court made it illegal with the Dred Scott case.
    Slavery went against the Declaration of Independence.
  • Q8
    Prior to (before) the Civil War, why was Popular Sovereignty important?
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    Voters decided slavery would be legal everywhere in the U.S.
    Western voters had the opportunity to decide on slavery.
    Voters decided if their area was industrial or agricultural.
    All of the above.
  • Q9
    Which of the following were parts of the Compromise of 1850?
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    Pop. sov. was used in the Utah & New Mexico Territories.
    The Fugitive Slave law was passed.
    Slave trade made illegal in Washington D.C.
    All of these choices.
  • Q10
    The Fugitive Slave Law, Dred Scott Case, & Uncle Tom’s Cabin caused many Northerners to
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    support abolitionists in the fight to end slavery.
    support Stephen Douglas for President in 1860.
    distrust/not support abolitionists.
    hope the South would break away.
  • Q11
    A result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed for the use of popular sovereignty, was
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    abolitionists voted to make Kansas a slave state.
    all of these choices.
    slavery supporters voted to make Kansas a free state.
    conflict between slavery supporters & abolitionists occurred.
  • Q12
    Even though he was unsuccessful, John Brown attacked the Harpers Ferry weapon’s storage to
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    start a rebellion to free slaves in the South.
    force the South to secede (break away).
    keep slavery out of Kansas.
    prevent Lincoln from being elected.
  • Q13
    Which of the following best represents the views of many Northerners before the Civil War?
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    "John Brown is dangerous due to his violent actions!"
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book of lies about slavery.""
    "The Fugitive Slave Law puts African Americans in danger!"
    "Popular sovereignty provides slavery the way to move West!"
  • Q14
    What was the main cause of the separation of Southern states from the North in 1860-1861?
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    Election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860.
    Passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
    Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case.
    Raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia by John Brown.
  • Q15
    Which of the following best represents the views of many Southerners before the Civil War?
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    "John Brown must die for trying to lead a slave rebellion!"
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin correctly shows slavery's evil!"
    "The Fugitive Slave Law puts African Americans in danger!"
    "We must support President Lincoln as he unites the U.S."
  • Q16
    Which conclusion can best be supported by the information in the illustration?
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    The North had fewer manufacturing plants than the South.
    The North and the South had equal percentages of their population working for railroads.
    The North had a major advantage in industry/manufacturing when compared to the South.
    Most of the nation’s railroads ran through the South.
  • Q17
    After winning the presidential election of 1860, what was Abraham Lincoln's main goal?
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    Ending slavery in all parts of the U.S.
    Allowing the South to leave the U.S.
    Allowing slavery in all parts of the U.S.
    Keeping the South from leaving the rest of the U.S.
  • Q18
    Why did the Northern (Union) army use total war against the South (Confederacy)?
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    Force the Southern (Confederate) army to surrender.
    Show mercy/compassion towards the South (Confederacy).
    All of these choices
    Keep the Civil War going as long as possible.

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