Westward Expansion and Sectionalism
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Rapid population growth, economic depressions, the prospect of inexpensive land, and trade opportunities contributed to the widespread support of which of the following?

    answer choices

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Manifest Destiny

    The American System

    States Rights

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is one reason James K Polk won the presidential election of 1844?

    answer choices

    He was against removing Indians from their native lands

    He favored a policy of popular sovereignty in the Kansas and Nebraska territories

    He was committed to fulfilling the goals of Manifest Destiny

    He opposed the extension of slavery west of he Mississippi River

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
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    What is one political reason people supported Manifest Destiny and expanding the United States to Oregon?

    answer choices

    Maintaining slavery

    Spreading democracy

    Increasing capitalism

    Promoting Immigration

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Northwest Ordinance established guidelines for the orderly expansion of the US by instituting--

    answer choices

    method to purchase territory from foreign powers

    procedure for military takeovers of existing countries

    process through which states could be added to the Union

    compromise line that prohibited slavery in the west

  • Question 5
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    The Compromise of 1850 allowed certain territories to use popular sovereignty to determine whether the territory would be free or slave. The decision applied to much of the land gained from the--

    answer choices

    Revolutionary War

    War of 1812

    US-Mexican War

    Civil War

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    Which reason did the US give for declaring war against Mexico in 1846?

    answer choices

    To overturn a corrupt Mexican government

    to defend US terrirory from Mexican aggression

    To end a Mexican slave rebellion

    To respond to attacks on US merchant ships by Mexican pirates

  • Question 7
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    What do California and Texas have in common?

    answer choices

    They were former Mexican territories

    They were depenent on slavery

    They were settled by Mormons

    They had large coal deposits

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was a reason for the purchase of the Gadsden Purchase?

    answer choices

    support settlement of US territory gained through the US Mexican War

    encourage commerce among US states formed from the Louisiana Territory.

    allow the US and Mexico to share railroad construction costs

    encourage the sale of US government land in florida

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which pull factor accounted for much of Chinese immigration to the US in the mid 1800s?

    answer choices

    Opportunity for free land in the Midwest

    The prospect of religious freesom

    An economic boom in the West

    The possibility of a free education

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    Between 1846 and 1855 the population of Ireland decreased by a third, including approximately 1.5 million Irish immigrants who left for the US. What was the primary reason for this migration?

    answer choices

    Massive unemployment resulting from British occupation

    Political unrest during an economic recession

    Famine caused by a major crop failure

    Civil War between Catholics and Protestants

  • Question 11
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    Which of these correctly describes an effect of the Compromise of 1850 on escaped slaves and freedmen?

    answer choices

    Members of both groups were captured under the Fugitive Slave Law

    Unlike freedmen, escaped slaves were welcome in the gold mines of California

    Members of both groups could be sold in Washington, DC, slave markets

    Unlike escaped slaves, freedmen could vote in the territories of the Mexican Cession

  • Question 12
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    Which of the following was a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854?

    answer choices

    Fighting broke out between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups in Kansas

    Nebraska entered the Union as a slave state through popular sovereignty in 1856

    Nebraskan settlers who supported abolition moved to Kansas

    The boundary established by the Missouri Compromise was extended farther south.

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
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    What was a direct result of the Fugitive Slave Act?

    answer choices

    the abolitionist movement gained momentum in the North

    Members of the Senate sought to end Black Codes in the Southern states

    The federal government allowed the expansion of slavery into all new western territories

    Abolitionists moved to the South to avoid living under the new law

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1820, the Missouri Compromise attempted to slow the spread of slavery in the West by--

    answer choices

    not allowing slave marriages in the western states

    banning slavery north of the 36°30' line of latitude

    placing a tax on slave-owning farmers who moved west

    limiting the number of freed slaves that could move west

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The 36°30' line of latitude represents a boundary between--

    answer choices

    The United States and Mexico and 1820

    existing states in 1800 and future terrirories

    The United States and Canada before 1800

    antislavery and pro-slavery territories in 1820

  • Question 16
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    Q.

    Senator Stephen Douglas introduced a bill that repealed the Missouri Compromise and introduced the idea of "popular sovereignty. In 1854, this meant--

    answer choices

    newly admitted states would be given American Indian Names

    a monarchical government would be established in the new territories

    new territories would need fewer people to become a state in the Union

    residents of new territories could vote to allow slavery or decide against it

  • Question 17
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    The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was an attempt to resolve which of the following contentious issues

    answer choices

    The awarding of land grants to settlers

    The building of a transcontinental railroad system

    The expansion of slavery into the western territories

    The regulation of new businesses in the western territories

  • Question 18
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    After the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the balance in the number of slave states and free states in the Union was crucial to maintaining peace in Congress. In 1849, this balance was threatened by the statehood application of --

    answer choices

    California

    Kansas

    Nebraska

    Oregon

  • Question 19
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    Q.

    Which Supreme Court decision declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional and was considered a triumph for the South and slavery?

    answer choices

    McCullough v. Maryland

    Gibbons v. Ogden

    Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Worcester v. Georgia

  • Question 20
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    Q.

    In 1854, the Republican Party was formed in opposition to--

    answer choices

    the rise of monopolies

    the abolitionist movement

    the idea of popular sovereignty

    the ideology of Manifest Destiny

  • Question 21
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    The Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court resulted in--

    answer choices

    tension with American Indians in the midwest

    the recognition of all African Americans as citizens

    an agreement to ban slavery in newly formed states

    increased hostilities between northerners and southerners

  • Question 22
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    What conclusion can be drawn about the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott case?

    answer choices

    It upset northerners because it expanded slavery into new territories

    it upset southerners because it allowed freed slaves to buy slaves

    it pleased northerners because it legalized slavery in northern states

    It pleased southerners because it allowed states to secede

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