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What happened when the British invaded the American capital city?
a) The American army met the British and defeated them at the battle of the White House.
b) The British burned the Capitol, the President’s House, the Treasury Building, and the Library of Congress.
c) The American army fled, so British officers ate supper with Dolly Madison.
d) The British never intended to attack Washington, so they marched past the city to Baltimore.

Which one of the following was NOT a cause of the War of 1812?
a) The British refused to leave the forts in the territories west of the Appalachian Mountains.
b) . Many Americans wanted Indian land that was still protected by the British in the western territories.
c) British sea captains captured American ships and forced American sailors to work on British ships.
d) Americans wanted their independence from England because they were being taxed without representation in Parliament.

What Shoshone guide assisted Lewis and Clark on their expedition of the Louisiana territory?
a) York
b) Osceola
c) Sacajawea
d) Tecumseh

Which of the following was not a cause of the American Civil War?
a) Whether or not to extend slavery into the western territories.
b) Regional differences between northern and southern states.
c) Problems with foreign countries
d) Differences over the rights of states and the power of the federal government.

What was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War?
a) At the Battle of Antietam
b) At the Battle of Bull Run
c) At the Battle of Gettysburg
d) At the Battle of the Wilderness Campaign

Why did the Texans “remember the Alamo” in their fight for independence?
a) Texas freedom fighters won a great victory at the battle of the Alamo.
b) Texans felt that the freedom fighters at the Alamo had been massacred.
c) Texas freedom fighters settled their differences with Mexico in a peaceful manner at the Alamo.
d) . Texans remembered many religious miracles that occurred during the battle of the Alamo.

What was the forced removal of the Cherokee to lands west of the Mississippi River called?
a) The Trail of Broken Promises
b) The Trail of the Cherokee
c) The Trail of Weeping Children
d) Trail of Tears

What did Dolly Madison save when the British burnt the President’s House?
a) George Washington's Portrait
b) her fancy ball gown
c) books at the Library of Congress
d) expensive China dishes

What famous speech begins, “Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal?”
a) Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address
b) The Declaration of Independence
c) Emancipation Proclamation
d) Gettysburg Address

Who became the first president of the Confederate States of the United States?
a) Stonewall Jackson
b) John C. Calhoun.
c) Robert E. Lee
d) Jefferson Davis.

What did the Southern states call their new nation?
a) The Confederate States of America.
b) The New Nation of America
c) The Southern States of America.
d) The United States of America.

What happened that triggered the secession of the Southern states?
a) The Northern states attacked the Southern states.
b) The Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln won election as president.
c) Vice President John C. Calhoun won election as president.
d) The Southern states attacked the Northern states.

What happened at Appomattox Court House?
a) The South defeated the North
b) General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant.
c) General Ulysses S. Grant surrendered his army to General Robert E. Lee
d) Southern troops disbanded to fight a guerilla war.

The Civil War was fought between what years?
a) 1861-1864
b) 1861-1865
c) 1860-1865
d) 1860-1866

What Southern sympathizer assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?
a) John Wilkes Booth
b) General George Pickett
c) Jefferson Davis
d) Robert E. Lee

What finally prohibited slavery in the United States?
a) The Declaration of Independence
b) The Fugitive Act
c) The Thirteenth Amendment
d) The Emancipation Proclamation

What was Lincoln doing when he was assassinated?
a) Inspecting Union troops outside Washington.
b) Visiting the captured Southern capital of Richmond.
c) Traveling from the White House to the Capitol building.
d) Watching a play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre.

The assassination of Lincoln proved to be part of a planned conspiracy because?
a) Several members of Lincoln’s family were kidnapped.
b) Other government leaders were attacked the same day.
c) Northerners did not trust the Southern people.
d) It said so in the papers.

What was Reconstruction?
a) The process of rebuilding the South and putting the Union back together.
b) The building of monuments honoring Civil War soldiers.
c) The process of constructing homes in the South for freed slaves.
d) The rebuilding of Northern cities destroyed by the war.

Which of the following was NOT a result of the Lewis and Clark expedition?
a) a water route to the Pacific Ocean
b) information about the geography and animals in the region.
c) recording two hundred new species of plants
d) detailed maps of the region

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