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Topic 7: Learning Check #1 - Weeks 1&2

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  • Q1
    Which of the following was NOT a trigger event, or a cause, of the American Civil War?
    Election of 1860
    The Louisiana Purchase
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Q2
    How did the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" contribute to Civil War?
    It encouraged those being held in bondage to run away/leave and come to the Northern states where slavery was illegal.
    It was published in other countries and these countries pushed the President and the United States to end slavery.
    The book opened the eyes of many Northerners who had previously no understood the horrors of slavery and helped advanced the Abolition Movement.
    Southern Americans who were opposed to slavery began sharing the books with other southerners.
  • Q3
    Who was Nat Turner?
    An African American slave who started a nearly successful slave revolt in the South that would lead to harsher laws against African Americans in the South.
    An African American slave who tried to sue for his freedom in court.
    A famous character from the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
    An abolitionists who supported violent action against the South to end slavery.
  • Q4
    When Abraham Lincoln was first elected in 1860, what was one of his main goals as president?
    Acquiring more land for the United States, including territory that was in Canada and Mexico.
    Ending the institution of slavery once and for all.
    To preserve the Union and keep the country together, including all of the states in the North, the South, and the West.
    Ending the rebellions and uprising, like John Brown's Raid and Nat Turner's Rebellion, which were happening all across the country.
  • Q5
    Which of the following was a strength that the Northern Army had during the American Revolution.
    Lincoln's superior leadership and command during the war.
    Twice the railroads and telegraphs lines than the South for communication.
    Industries and factories to help supply the war.
    All of the Above
  • Q6
    What is the Emancipation Proclamation?
    a presidential order, or proclamation, that offered freedom to enslaved people living in bondage throughout the entire United States.
    a presidential order, or proclamation, that offered freedom to enslaved people living in bondage only in the southern states and changed the focus of the war.
    a proposal to amend the constitution to abolish slavery in the United States and all of its territories.
    an official proclamation ending the American Civil War.
  • Q7
    What famous speech did Abraham Lincoln give that was meant as a dedication for a National Cemetery but has become one of the most famous speeches remembered in American History?
    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Gettysburg Address
    Emancipation Proclamation
    1860 Inauguration Speech to the country
  • Q8
    What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act do?
    It repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and let ALL new territories and states decide for themselves if they wanted to allow slavery or not.
    It redrew the imaginary line created by the Missouri Compromise of 1820 that allowed slavery in the states/territories below that line but not above.
    It required that the territories of Kansas and Nebraska make slavery illegal.
    It required that the territories of Kansas and Nebraska allow slavery.
  • Q9
    What was the Supreme Court's ruling in the famous case Dred Scott v. Sanford
    The court ruled that as a slave, Scott was considered "property" and was not entitled to the legal rights afforded to a human being.
    The court ruled that even as a slave, Scott was still entitled to all of the same legal rights as his white counterparts even if he was still being held in slavery.
    The court ruled that slavery was an "abomination" and made it illegal to own another person in the United States.
    The court ruled that the issue of slavery should be left to the states to decide and that since Scott was an enslaved person living in a state that allowed slavery, then he was not entitled to be a free person unless he moved to a "free" state.
  • Q10
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States in 1860, even though he _________________________.
    was a part of a minority political party called the Northern Whigs.
    had previously run for president in 1856 but lost in that election to Franklin Pierce.
    was very unliked by many in both the North and the South for his stance on slavery.
    had almost no political experience compared to previous presidents and his opponents.

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