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Reformers of the 1800s • John Brown • Lydia Maria Child • Frederick Douglass • William Lloyd Garrison • Sojourner Truth • Harriet Beecher Stowe This list identifies reformers who were all active in the movement for what cause?
a) to annex Texas
b) to organize labor
c) to abolish slavery
d) to limit immigration

In 1850 and 1852, California passed laws that charged a tax on foreign miners. These taxes were aimed at the large numbers of immigrant miners drawn by the gold rush from which country?
a) China
b) Russia
c) Ireland
d) Germany

1831 – William Lloyd Garrison began publishing The Liberator 1833 – The American Anti-Slavery Society was established ...What event most belongs on this list?
a) 1825 – The Erie Canal was completed
b) 1844 – The first telegraph message was sent
c) 1852 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published
d) 1859 – Oregon was admitted as a state

1831 – William Lloyd Garrison began publishing The Liberator 1845 – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass published 1852 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin published by Harriet Beecher Stowe 1859 ..What goal were these events associated with?
a) to annex Texas
b) to organize labor
c) to abolish slavery
d) to limit immigration

1850 – Fugitive Slave Act 1854 – The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1857 – Dred Scott v. Sandford decision What was one way that abolitionists responded to these government actions?
a) They urged their states to secede from the Union.
b) They worked with officials to ensure they were enforced
c) They continued helping slaves escape on the Underground Railroad.
d) They campaigned to have more western territories admitted as states.

Betweem 1810 and 1850, why did Cleveland, Ohio's population become 340 times larger?
a) Steamboats allowed people to travel safely there from the East
b) The construction of canals turned it into an important commercial center.
c) The Transcontinental Railroad made it a gateway for westward migration.
d) Telegraph communication enabled settlers there to stay in contact with the East.

Which constitutional principle was the main focus of the North–South conflicts that led to the Civil War?
a) States' rights
b) due process of law
c) separation of powers
d) presidential veto power

• Publication of The Liberator • Kansas-Nebraska Act • Dred Scott decision The events listed above all contributed to the
a) outbreak of the Civil War
b) formation of the policy of Manifest Destiny
c) passage of the Missouri Compromise
d) annexation of Texas

During the 1840s, supporters of Manifest Destiny favored
a) closing the frontier to settlement
b) ending the American System
c) acquiring Texas and California
d) ceding the Oregon territory to Russia

Compromise Enables Maine and Missouri To Enter Union (1820) California Admitted to Union as Free State (1850) Kansas-Nebraska Act Sets Up Popular Sovereignty (1854) Which issue is reflected in these headlines?
a) enactment of protective tariffs
b) extension of slavery
c) voting rights for minorities
d) universal public education

Harriet Beecher Stowe published her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. It sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 copies in its first year. What best explains the importance of Stowe’s novel?
a) It encouraged more people to settle the West.
b) It inspired many people to support abolitionism.
c) It helped to increase literacy rates in the country.
d) It was the first book written by an American woman.

''“we are assembled to protest against a form of government existing without the consent of the governed.” ....The Seneca Falls Convention demonstrates the importance of what feature of a constitutional republic?
a) freedom of speech and of the press as means to call for change
b) the ability to abolish a government that has laws people dislike
c) requiring the support of a majority to have ideas heard in public
d) the creation of new laws by writing declarations at public meetings

1818 – Born into slavery in Maryland 1838 – Escaped from slavery 1841 – Made first speech at an abolitionist meeting 1847-51 – Published The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper ...This list identifies some of the contributions made by who?
a) John Paul Jones
b) Susan B. Anthony
c) Stonewall Jackson
d) Frederick Douglass

Former Slave Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist leader by giving public speeches, publishing a biography and newspaper....The life of Frederick Douglass demonstrates the importance of what feature of a constitutional republic?
a) majority rule as the foundation of a government based on just laws
b) public education as a benefit allowing people to advance in society
c) freedom of speech and of the press as means to bring about change
d) due process rights as protection against mistreatment by the government

Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress could not ban slavery in U.S. territories. Also, in upholding the Fifth Amendment rights of slave owners, the Court recognized slaves as property..what's the effect of this ruling
a) It strengthened slavery as a part of United States society.
b) It settled the debate over states’ rights and federal power.
c) It denied the government a role in making decisions about the economy.
d) It gave states the authority to determine who was a United States citizen.

Which invention contributed the most to the rise in the slave population?
a) the railroad
b) the steamship
c) the cotton gin
d) the mechanical reaper

As cotton production increased in the south, what else happened?
a) The price of cotton per bale increased.
b) The total population of slaves increased.
c) The number of migrant farm workers increased.
d) The wages of workers on cotton farms increased.

In 1847, California became a U.S. territory. By 1849, California’s non-native population had increased by almost 100,000. ....What factor accounts for this change in California’s population?
a) the discovery of gold
b) the spread of industrialization
c) the invention of the steamship
d) the end of quotas on Asian immigration

• Missouri Compromise of 1820 • Compromise Tariff of 1833 • Compromise of 1850 Which statement best describes the role played by an historical figure in the debates that led to these agreements?
a) John Quincy Adams sought to open more territories to slavery.
b) John C. Calhoun argued that the states must obey all federal laws.
c) Henry Clay offered solutions to satisfy different sides of the issues.
d) Daniel Webster threatened secession if his state’s needs were not met.

• California entered the Union as a free state • Utah and New Mexico would decide for themselves whether to be slave or free states • The slave trade in DC ended • The Fugitive Slave Law was enacted ...what compromise is this?
a) the Three-Fifths Compromise
b) the Missouri Compromise
c) the Compromise Tariff of 1833
d) the Compromise of 1850

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