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The North attracted more immigrants than the south because it offered
a) Cheaper labor for farming
b) More jobs in mills and factories
c) An economy based on slave labor
d) More railroads and canals

The South’s political leaders were
a) Wealthy planters
b) Successful businessmen
c) Well-educated lawyers
d) Influential ministers

By 1850, the cheapest and fastest way to move goods in the north was by
a) Stagecoach
b) Canal boat
c) Railroad
d) River steamboat

Most goods in the south moved by
a) Road
b) Canal
c) Rail
d) River

Which invention brought the Industrial Revolution to northern agriculture?
a) Eli Whitney’s cotton gin
b) Cyrus McCormick’s reaper
c) Elias Howe’s sewing machine
d) Robert Fulton’s steamboat

Few mills and factories were built in the South because southerners
a) Put their money into land and slaves
b) Did not buy manufactured goods
c) Refused to pay wages to workers
d) Believed women should work at home

The Industrial Revolution began with a dramatic shift from
a) Slave labor to immigrant labor
b) Wool clothing to cotton clothing
c) Steam power to electric power
d) Handmade goods to machine made goods

What was the main effect of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin on the south?
a) Cotton mills moved to the south
b) Cotton farmers no longer needed slaves
c) Cotton became the South’s main crop
d) Cotton exports fell sharply

The wide, fertile, coastal plains of the south were ideal for
a) Establishing busy seaports
b) Growing cash crops
c) Building cotton mills
d) Developing a shipbuilding industry

Compared to the south, the north had
a) Colder winters, shorter summers
b) Warmer winters, longer summers
c) Wetter winters, drier summers
d) Shorter winters,warmer summers

Which of the following was not shared by northerners and southerners
a) The same language
b) Worshipped in the same kinds of churches
c) The same belief in slavery
d) Fierce pride in their country

Which region of the country experienced four very distinct seasons?
a) South
b) East
c) West
d) North

Which of the following was a very important feature of the south?
a) Broad, flat rivers
b) Great plains
c) Large seaports
d) Frozen lakes and rivers

By 1850, how many slaves were there in the south?
a) 500,000
b) 3 million
c) 1 million
d) 2 million

Which failing American businessman memorized the design of English mills?
a) Eli whitney
b) Cyrus McCormick
c) Francis Cabot Lowell
d) Robert Fulton

Which canal provided an all water link between the Central Plains and East Coast cities?
a) Panama Canal
b) Mississippi Canal
c) Clermont Canal
d) Erie Canal

By 1860, the north had more miles of rail than the south by what ratio?
a) 2 to 1
b) 3 to 1
c) 5 to 1
d) 10 to 1

What jobs were available to free blacks in the south?
a) Servants
b) All of the choices
c) Craftspeople
d) Laborers

What caused most Irish immigrants to come to the United States?
a) A failed revolution
b) Religious freedom
c) A potato famine
d) Wealth and privilege

What was the main reason northerners and southerners developed different ways of life?
a) Religious views
b) Rank in society
c) Transportation
d) Geography

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