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The Wilmot Proviso transformed the politics of the Mexican War by
a) raising the issue of whether territory acquired through the war would be slave or free
b) raising the question of slavery’s morality in the United States
c) claiming the war was unnecessary and unconstitutional
d) justifying Polk’s decision for war and silencing his critics

Which of the following statements is true of the Compromise of 1850?
a) It delayed the Civil War but did little to settle slavery’s future
b) It provided the South with its main reason to secede
c) It gained support in California with its provision for slavery there
d) It decreased sectional tensions by strengthening the Fugitive Slave Law

In the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sanford, the Supreme Court ruled that
a) former slaves could gain freedom if their owners voluntarily took them into free states or territories
b) Congress had no authority to exclude slavery from the federal territories
c) proslavery forces in Kansas had acted unconstitutionally
d) escaped slaves could apply for freedom as free persons if they evaded capture for ten years or more

Who served as the first president of the Republic of Texas after leading Texas troops in a victorious battle against Santa Anna at San Jacinto?
a) Stephen Kearny
b) David Wilmot
c) Sam Houston
d) Davy Crockett

The victims of mob violence in the New York City draft riots of 1863 were mainly
a) people with business ties to the South
b) Irish immigrants
c) Blacks
d) government officials enforcing the draft

The Confederate armies were manned
a) entirely by draftees
b) entirely by volunteers
c) more by draftees than by volunteers
d) by a professional class of soldiers

During the Civil War, Southern women played an especially important part
a) as typists and telegraph operators
b) as managers of farms and plantations
c) as a supply corps for Confederate forces
d) as members of auxiliary units of the armed forces

Which of the following summarizes the significance of the siege of Vicksburg?
a) A) Victory allowed the Union to divide the south in half and implement its Anaconda plan
b) B) Confederate victory allowed Lee to begin his invasion of Pennsylvania
c) C) The heavy toll in lives caused Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation
d) All of these answers are correct

During Reconstruction, the main goal of the Ku Klux Klan was to
a) A) work with former slaves and defend their new political rights
b) B) rekindle a full-scale war against northern aggression
c) C) legalize slavery once again and reestablish the antebellum South
d) D) prevent the changes in southern society envisioned by the Radical Republicans

Grant’s administration developed substantial opposition because
a) he tried to destroy the party bosses and their machines
b) he opposed the Reconstruction policies of Congress
c) he allowed corruption to develop in his administration
d) he ordered the withdrawal of troops from the South

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