Which of these occurred as a result of the 15th Amendment?
I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say—I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.—1904
Who made this statement?
During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, George Mason argued —
Characteristics of California and Florida:
•Good climates for agriculture
•Long coastlines with natural harbors and bays
•Originally inhabited by American Indians
Which of these characteristics also describes these two states?
What was one result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
Which of the following was an argument made against slavery in the Thirteen Colonies?
How did the War of 1812 most affect the U.S. economy?
How did this invention contribute to the expansion of the plantation system?
Which of these occurred during early U.S. industrialization?
What was one reason James K. Polk won the presidential election of 1844?
•Daughters of Temperance
•Women’s Christian Temperance Union
How did the growth of these organizations most affect the role of women in U.S. society?
Which of these correctly describes an effect of the Compromise of 1850 on escaped slaves and freedmen?
The Northwest Ordinance established guidelines for the orderly expansion of the United States by instituting a —
? = Catholics
Which colony correctly completes this question?
Which event on the time line contributed most directly to the outbreak of the U.S.-Mexican War?
1. 1830-The Indian Removal Act is signed into law.
2. 1833-The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded.
3. 1844-The first telegraph message is sent.
4. 1845-Texas is admitted to the Union as a slave state.
This information was included in a slide-show presentation to a high school history class:
•Ability to declare war
•Ability to make treaties
•Authority to operate post offices
Which document was the focus of this presentation?
After the Civil War, southern states adopted Black Codes to —
How did the loss of its control of the Mississippi River contribute to the defeat of the Confederacy?
•Unreasonable searches and seizures are illegal.
•Search warrants may not be issued without probable cause.
•The place to be searched and the people or items to be seized must be described in a warrant.
Which amendment provides for the protections described in this list?
Which of the following was a major reason for the flow of the transatlantic slave trade?
Which excerpt from the U.S. Constitution best illustrates the principle of popular sovereignty?
No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.—Magna Carta, 1215
Which political idea was influenced by this provision of the Magna Carta?
Between 1846 and 1855 the population of Ireland decreased by a third, including the approximately 1.5 million Irish immigrants who left for the United States.
What was the primary reason for this migration?
Cause: Parliament passes the Stamp Act.
Which of the following best completes this diagram?
Many historians argue that the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln changed the course of Reconstruction.
Which of the following is usually cited as an aspect of that change?
During the 1830s public servants and officials were widely perceived to be unqualified. What practice reinforced that perception?
That all Men are . . . equally free & independent, & have certain . . . Rights, of which they can not by any Compact, deprive or divest [remove] their Posterity [future generations]; among which are the Enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the Means of acquiring and possessing Property, and pursuing and obtaining Happiness and Safety.—Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776
In this excerpt, the authors of the Virginia Declaration of Rights are describing rights they consider —
Primary Motives of European Exploration:
1. To Increase Wealth
2. Promote Christianity
Which motive best completes the diagram?
The Twelfth Amendment established a new process for choosing a president and a vice president. The purpose of this amendment was to —
Industries of the New England Colonies
•Fur trapping and trading
Which physical characteristics made these economic activities possible?
One effect of the Dawes Act was that it —
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the states respectively, or to the people.
—Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Conflicting interpretations of this amendment played a major role in the —
•Worked in California goldfields
•Helped build the western section of the Transcontinental Railroad
•Established distinct communities in California cities
•Faced intense nativism
This list describes the nineteenth-century experiences of immigrants from —
The first political parties in the United States formed mainly in response to disagreements over —
A historian is writing an article for a history website.
The article is divided into the following topics:
•The division of the South into military districts
•The impeachment of the president
•The ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments
Which era in U.S. history is the focus of this article?
The Northeast- Produced Manufactured Goods
The Midwest - Supplied Food Resources
The South- Provided raw materials
What was one result of these regional differences?
The Hudson River School artists were influenced by the —
Speaker 1: A strong central government will provide order and stability.
Speaker 2: We have just left the control of one tyrant; let us avoid an American tyrant.
Speaker 3: The strength of our union lies in the independence of our states.
Speaker 4: We were led into a war by a minority who desired independence.
Which speaker is in favor of ratifying the Constitution?
•Blasting tunnels through mountains
•Building bridges across rivers
•Leveling hills and filling in hollows
These environmental modifications were made in order to construct —
What was a major result of the Missouri Compromise?
’Tis our true policy to steer clear of ___?___ with any portion of the foreign World—So far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it....But in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them. —President George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796
Which phrase completes this excerpt?
Which of these is a guarantee in the First Amendment?
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States....—U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 1
This provision is a response to which grievance from the Declaration of Independence?
In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court established a principle that would eventually be used by all courts to —
Hamilton's plan for the government included:
1. Assume States' debts
2. The federal government would ?
Which action completes this diagram?
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
•Defined and limited the powers of government
•Created a general assembly
•Granted government the right to levy and collect taxes
Which statement best describes the influence of this document?
Which of these was a goal shared by many advocates of Manifest Destiny?
Major Nineteenth-Century Innovations
• Mechanical reapers
• Interchangeable parts
• Combine harvesters
• Power looms • Steel plows
• Steam engines • Grain drills
• Bessemer process
These innovations in agriculture and industry resulted in —