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What was the northern economy becoming?
a) Agricultural based
b) Industrialized
c) Specialized merchants
d) Cash crops

This concept states that when a territory asked for statehood, the people of that territory could vote on whether they wanted to be a free state or a slave state.
a) Popular Sovereignty
b) Succession
c) Nullification
d) States’ rights

Why did the US Supreme Court rule against Dred Scott?
a) Because he was the property of his owner and could be taken anywhere
b) Because he did not live long enough in a free territory to be free
c) Because he was slave and he was not eligible to sue in court
d) Because he returned to a slave state and he could not be freed

Who led a march from Atlanta to Savannah that destroyed buildings, farmland, and homes?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) William Sherman
c) Jefferson Davis
d) Stonewall Jackson

Which of the following is NOT a border state?
a) Maryland
b) Delaware
c) Ohio
d) Missouri

Who was given the right to vote under the 15th Amendment?
a) all citizens of the US
b) all males
c) only females
d) only African-Americans

What battle was considered the turning point of the Civil War
a) Battle of Yorktown
b) Battle of Gettysburg
c) Attack of Fort Sumter
d) Battle of Antietam

The Emancipation Proclamation…
a) freed all of the slaves in the Union on January 1, 1863
b) freed all of the black soldiers and gave them a piece of farmland
c) freed all of the slaves
d) freed the slaves in the Confederate States if those states did not return to the union by January 1, 1863

Which of the following was added to the United States Constitution as a result of the Civil War?
a) The 2nd Amendment - The right of the people to keep and bear Arms.
b) The 13th Amendment - Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United State
c) The 8th Amendment – No cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
d) The 26th Amendment - The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older to vote

Why were southerners opposed to the abolition of slavery?
a) There would be riots in the streets
b) It would ruin their economy
c) Slaves would not know how to live on their own
d) The South actually wanted to free their slaves

Which was an organized escape plan for southern slaves running away from their owners?
a) The slave code
b) The slave revolt
c) The Fugitive Slave Law
d) The Underground Railroad

What was the majority type of labor used on Georgia’s plantations before the Civil War?
a) Indentured servitude
b) Hourly wage labor
c) Sharecropping
d) Slavery

How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act change the Missouri Compromise?
a) It made Missouri a free state
b) It created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
c) It permitted slavery north of Missouri’s southern territory
d) It changed the requirements necessary for a territory to become a state

According to the Compromise of 1850,
a) All slavery was eliminated in the District of Columbia
b) California was allowed to enter the Union as free state with no slavery
c) Texas was allowed to annex New Mexico, extending slavery into that territory
d) Popular sovereignty was established, allowing states to vote on whether or not to have slavery

Which individual, though he argued against secession, went on to become vice president of the Confederacy?
a) Jefferson Davis
b) Andrew Johnson
c) Abraham Lincoln
d) Alexander Stephens

Who wrote the Emancipation Proclamation?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Jefferson Davis
c) Stonewall Jackson
d) Stonewall Jackson

Who was the President of the Confederacy?
a) James Madison
b) George Washington
c) Stonewall Jackson
d) Jefferson Davis

Which state entered the Union as free state as a result of the Missouri Compromise?
a) Maine
b) Missouri
c) Nebraska
d) California

Which statement BEST explains the outcome of the Missouri Compromise?
a) Control of Congress shifted to the free states as one free state was admitted to the Union
b) Control of Congress shifted to the slave states as one slave state was admitted to the Union.
c) Power in Congress was up for grabs as states scrambled for enough votes to secure a victory
d) Power sharing in congress was maintained as one slave state and one free state were added to the Union

Which statement accurately describes the concept known as “states’ rights”?
a) It is the belief that the needs of the states should come before the needs of the nation.
b) It is the belief that the needs of the nation should come before the needs of the state.
c) It is the belief that the needs of the states and needs of the nation should be carefully balanced
d) It is the belief that the needs of the states should be clearly explained in a national constitution.

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