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connected markets in New York and the Midwest
a) capitalists
b) Erie Canal
c) railroad system
d) Missouri Compromise

plan to maintain the balance of slave states and free states
a) Missouri Compromise
b) railroad system
c) capitalists
d) Eli Whitney

Which of the following were all cotton producing states?
a) Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Vermont
b) New York, New Jersey, Maine, Ohio
c) Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana
d) Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut

What was a major advantage of railroads compared to other kinds of transportation?
a) Traveling by railroad was very safe.
b) Railroads could be built almost anywhere.
c) Railroads could be built quickly.
d) Railroads did not harm the environment.

Norbert Rillieux, a free African American, made a valuable contribution to southern life when he
a) organized a better way to fight city fires.
b) invented the combine.
c) invented the water frame.
d) invented a more efficient method of refining sugar.

Many Germans immigrated to America during this period because
a) a fungus had destroyed the wheat crop in Germany.
b) German rulers were taking away their land.
c) they had taken part in a failed revolutions against harsh rulers
d) they lacked the skills necessary to get good jobs in Germany

What did Samuel Slater bring to the United States that marked the beginning of American industrialization?
a) a steam engine capable of powering an entire mill
b) the raw materials used to build steam-powered textile mills
c) his ability to build a steam-powered textile mill from memory
d) secret information about how to build a spinning jenny

The invention of the clipper ship was an improvement on previous ships because it could
a) travel much faster.
b) carry more cargo.
c) carry passengers.
d) navigate more accurately.

The workers at Lowell, Massachusetts were mostly
a) women.
b) inventors.
c) German immigrants.
d) enslaved African Americans.

After the Missouri Compromise, the number of free states and slave states was
a) 11 free, 11 slave.
b) 10 free, 12 slave.
c) 6 free, 16 slave.
d) 16 free, 6 slave.

Besides the cotton gin, which of the following items did Eli Whitney also invent?
a) interchangeable parts
b) telegraph
c) steam engine
d) musket

group that wanted laws to limit immigration
a) capitalists
b) nativists
c) Samuel Slater
d) Nat Turner

developed the system of interchangeable parts
a) Samuel Slater
b) Nat Turner
c) Eli Whitney
d) Erie Canal

brought plans to America for the first textile factory
a) Eli Whitney
b) Nat Turner
c) Samuel Slater
d) Erie Canal

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