Western Settlement Ch. 18 Question Preview (ID: 13922)

Multiple Choice Questions About Western Settlement After The Civil War.[print questions]

The Homestead Act, the mass killing of buffalo and the completion of the transcontinental railroad are most closely associated with the
a) rise of organized labor
b) building of the Erie Canal
c) northern migration of African Americans
d) decline of the Plains Indians

The completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 contributed to the settlement of which United States region?
a) Northeast
b) West
c) South
d) Southeast

Which region of the United States was most directly affected by the passage of the Homestead Act?
a) Atlantic Coast
b) Rocky Mountains
c) Appalachian Mountains
d) Great Plains

The Homestead Act attempted to promote development of western lands by
a) creating a system of dams for crop irrigation
b) providing free land to settlers
c) removing all restrictions on immigration
d) placing Native American Indians on reservations

Which action toward Native Americans did the United States government take between 1820 and 1840?
a) paying Native Americans a fair price for their land
b) passing a law giving all Native Americans US citizenship
c) encouraging Native Americans to take jobs in factories
d) removing Native Americans from tribal lands and placing them on reservations

What was a major goal of the Dawes Act?
a) to provide a tribal legislature to govern all reservations
b) to remove the Cherokees from the southeastern US
c) to strengthen Native American tribal unity
d) to encourage assimilation of Native Americans

The Populist Party was important in US history because it
a) succeeded in electing two presidential candidates
b) won control of many state governments
c) proposed ideas that later became law
d) achieved suffrage for African Americasn

The Populist movement was most interested in imroving conditions for
a) farmers
b) business leaders
c) African Americans
d) Native Americans

In the second have of the 19th century, the federal government encouraged the building of transcontinental railroads by
a) giving land to the railroad companies
b) purchasing large amounts of railroad stock
c) forcing convicts to work as laborers
d) taking control of the railroad trust

The buffalo was the primary source of food, shelter, clothing and tools for Native Americans of the
a) Southeast
b) Pacific Coast
c) Eastern woodlands
d) Great Plains

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