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In his first inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln stated his main goal for the nation was to
a) use the vote to resolve the conflict over slavery
b) free all slaves in the United States
c) uphold the Dred Scott decision
d) preserve the union

At the time of the Civil War, which two major issues divided the North and South?
a) welfare reform and income tax rates
b) immigration policies and westward expansion
c) loyalty to Great Britain and taxation without representation
d) States rights and the status of slavery in the West

Which problem did the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act attempt to solve?
a) extension of slavery into the western territories
b) equitable distribution of frontier lands to the owners of small farms
c) placement of protective tariffs on foreign imports
d) need for internal improvements in transportation

What was the most important advantage the North had during the Civil War?
a) unified popular support for the war effort
b) more human resources and war material
c) economic aid from Great Britain and France
d) superior military leadership

A major purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation was to
a) give land to free men
b) end Jim Crow laws in the South
c) help the North win the Civil War
d) provide for new state governments

Actions Taken by President Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War: Increasing the size of the army without congressional authorization , Arrested anti-Unionists without giving reason, Censored some anti-Union newspapers Which statement describes this?
a) Wartime emergencies led President Lincoln to expand his presidential powers.
b) President Lincoln was impeached for violating the Constitution
c) Checks and balances effectively limited President Lincoln’s actions.
d) President Lincoln wanted to abolish the Bill of Rights.

Which Supreme Court decision created the need for a constitutional amendment that would grant citizenship to formerly enslaved persons?
a) Marbury v. Madison
b) McCulloch v. Maryland
c) Worcester v. Georgia
d) Dred Scott v. Sandford

The poll tax, the literacy test, and the actions of the Ku Klux Klan were all attempts to limit the effectiveness of
a) the 14th and 15th amendments
b) the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education
c) civil rights legislation passed in all states after the Civil War
d) immigration laws such as the Gentleman's Agreement and the Chinese Exclusion Act

After the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, why did African Americans continue to experience political and economic oppression?
a) the amendments were not intended to solve their problems
b) many African Americans distrusted the Federal Government
c) Southern legislatures enacted Jim Crow laws
d) poor communications kept people from learning about their legal rights

Which actions did Southern States take to keep African Americans from exercising the rights guaranteed in the 15th amendment?
a) suspending habeas corpus and denying women the right to vote
b) collecting poll taxes and requiring literacy tests
c) establishing religious and property-holding requirements for voting
d) passing Black Codes and establishing segregated schools

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