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Semester 1 Review Georgia Studies

Quiz by LaTonja Decambre

Grade 8
Social Studies
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1
    Which States border Georgia?
    Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina
    Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina
    Atlantic Ocean, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River, St. Mary River
    Tennessee, North Carolina, West Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina
    20s
  • Q2
    The belief that powers that are not expressly given to the national government belong to the state. States can put their interests and laws over the federal governments.
    succession
    antebellum
    States' Rights
    popular sovereignty
    10s
    SS8H6
  • Q3
    Georgia Congressmen Robert Toombs, Alexander Stephens and Howell Cobb convinced the people of Georgia and other southern states to support the Compromise of 1850 if the Fugitive Slave act was added and accepted by the northern states. This prevented the south from seceding from the union for 11 years.
    Nullification
    The Georgia Platform
    Compromise of 1850
    Missouri Compromise
    20s
    SS8H6
  • Q4
    Lincoln speech that honored the fallen soldiers in the single bloodiest battle in U.S. history . The speech focused on equality of all people ( including slaves) and encouraged the northern soldiers to continue the fight.
    Election of 1860
    Emancipation Proclamation
    March to the Sea
    Gettysburg Address
    20s
    SS8H6
  • Q5
    What were the Union advantages during the Civil War
    slaves
    plantations
    money
    The North had more people, factories and railroad tracks.
    10s
    SS8H6
  • Q6
    Who was the commander at Andersonville Prison that executed for the war crime of "excessive cruelty" because 13,000 men died at the prison of starvation and disease under his command
    Henry Wirz
    Robert E. Lee
    William T. Sherman
    Genera Hood
    10s
    SS8H6
  • Q7
    The action of states breaking away or separating themselves from the Union.
    tariff
    nullification
    sectionalism
    Secession
    10s
    SS8H6
  • Q8
    When the democratic party's vote was split, resulting in Abraham Lincoln ( a republican) becoming president. South Carolina seceded as a result.
    The Election of 1860
    popular sovereignty
    The Election of 1864
    Fugitive Slave Act
    20s
    SS8H6
  • Q9
    What were two main causes of the Civil War?
    States rights and slavery
    Nullification and Missouri Compromise
    popular sovereignty and Kansas- Nebraska act
    sectionalism and Dred Scott
    10s
    SS8H6
  • Q10
    Southern states (especially South Carolina) believed that they had the right to judge federal laws unconstitutional and therefore not enforce them, so they threatened to secede from the union in 1832 because they didn't wan to honor the federal tariff on imported goods.
    Nullification Crisis of 1832
    Battle of Ft. Sumter
    Atlanta Campaign
    Election of 1860
    20s
    SS8H6
  • Q11
    Senator from Georgia who supported the Compromise of 1850 by organizing the Georgia Platform.. Later became the Vice President of the Confederacy.
    Alexander Stephens
    William Few
    Stephen Jackson
    Alexander Hamilton
    10s
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  • Q12
    Allowing the citizens to vote to decide on issues. This was used in the Kansas Nebraska Act.
    Popular Sovereignty
    30s
  • Q13
    Act that forced northerners and the federal government to return run away slaves to their owners in the south..
    Fugitive Slave Act
    30s
  • Q14
    Abraham Lincoln was a member of this newly created party which carried him to the presidency in 1860. The party was against slavery.
    Republican Party
    30s
  • Q15
    Two major campaigns fought in Georgia.
    Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea
    30s

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