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A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1858 According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
a) slavery was immoral and should be abolished immediately b) sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union c) the Southern states should be allowed to secede d) to save the nation, the North should compromise with the South on slavery
As the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln stated that his primary goal was to
a) increase congressional powers b) preserve the Union c) end slavery d) set new national boundaries
The Civil War affected the northern economy by
a) stimulating industrialization b) increasing unemployment rates c) increasing unemployment rates d) decreasing demand for agricultural products
Which phrase best completes the title for the partial outline shown below? I. Reasons for the ______________________ A. Increasing sectionalism B. Disagreements over states’ rights issues C. Breakdown of compromise D. Election of 1860
a) Start of the Revolutionary War b) Adoption of the Bill of Rights c) Failure of the Whiskey Rebellion d) Secession of Southern States from the Union
Before the Civil War, slavery expanded in the South rather than in the North because
a) the Constitution contained a clause that outlawed the importation of slaves into the Northern states b) Congress passed a law forbidding slavery in the North c) Northern states passed affirmative action legislation d) geographic conditions in the South encouraged the development of large plantations
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1858 According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
a) slavery was immoral and should be abolished immediately b) sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union c) the Southern states should be allowed to secede d) to save the nation, the North should compromise with the South on slavery
Sectional differences developed in the United States largely because
a) economic conditions and interests in each region varied b) the Federal Government adopted a policy of neutrality c) only northerners were represented at the Constitutional Convention d) early Presidents favored urban areas over rural areas
By the 1850’s, the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord. This quotation suggests that
a) vast differences of opinion existed over the issue of States rights b) the Federal Government had become more interested in foreign affairs than in domestic problems c) the Constitution had no provisions for governing new territories d) the Southern States continued to import slaves
A major result of the Civil War was that the
a) economic system of the South came to dominate the United States economy b) Federal Government’s power over the States was strengthened c) members of Congress from Southern States gained control of the legislative branch d) nation’s industrial development came to a standstill
Which statement best explains President Abraham Lincoln’s justification for the Civil War?
a) As an abolitionist, President Lincoln wanted to end slavery in the United States. b) President Lincoln wanted to keep the South economically dependent on the industrial North. c) President Lincoln’s oath of office required him to defend and preserve the Union. d) To keep the support of Great Britain and France, President Lincoln had to try to end slavery immediately.
Which argument did President Abraham Lincoln use against the secession of the Southern States?
a) Slavery was not profitable b) The government was a union of people and not of states. c) The Southern States did not permit their people to vote on secession. d) As the Commander in Chief, he had the duty to defend the United States against foreign invasion.
The abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the 1960’s civil rights movement are all examples of reform efforts that
a) succeeded without causing major controversy b) developed significant popular support c) achieved their goals without government action d) failed to affect the nation as a whole
As the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln stated that his primary goal was to
a) end slavery b) set new national boundaries c) increase congressional powers d) preserve the Union
The Civil War affected the northern economy by
a) causing a severe depression b) increasing unemployment rates c) decreasing demand for agricultural products d) stimulating industrialization
The North’s rapid economic growth during the Civil War was stimulated by
a) the elimination of taxes on defense industries b) a reduction in the number of immigrants c) increased government d) enslaved persons filling industrial jobs
In the 1850s, why did many runaway slaves go to Canada?
a) They feared being drafted into the Northern army. b) The Fugitive Slave Act kept them at risk in the United States. c) More factory jobs were available in Canada. d) Northern abolitionists refused to help fugitive slaves.
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