American History

American History

Mr. McAnally American History Unit 4 Quiz, Home Made to practice for test tomorrow

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___________ was the first state to secede.

North Carolina
South Carolina
California

A major problem in the South during the years of 1863-1865 was a lack of _______.

gold.
food.
cotton.
fur.

Slave states that did NOT secede from the Union were?

Delaware
Maryland
Missouri
Kentucky
All of the above.

Lincoln won the election of 1864 because of the ______ vote.

citizens
slaves
soldiers
All of the above.

The United States gained the Oregon Territory South of the 49th parallel through a treaty with ________.

Great Britain
France
Spain
None of the above.

After facing great prejudice, the Mormons decided to settle in _______.

Mexico
New Jersey
California
Utah

As Polk's envoy,____________ went to Mexico to offer $30 million for the Rio Grande border and the provinces of New Mexico and California.

John Aston
John Brown
Roger Taney
John Slidell

Ulysses Grant was responsible for establishing Union control of much of Tennesse and much of the upper Mississippi River.

True.
False.

The Lecompton Constitution was NOT a document written by the pro-slavery government in Kansas.

True.
False.

______________ served as Chief Justice when the Supreme court ruled in the Dred Scott case.

Roger Taney
Winfield Scott
James Polk
Sam Houston

The _____ and ____ tribes were defeated by whites in Black Hawk's War.

Cherokee, Fox
Sauk, Fox
Cherokee, Sauk
None of the above.

The phrase "Manifest Destiny" was coined by __________.

John o's Sullivian
James Polk
John Slidell
Winfield Scott

_________ was the "Manifest Destiny" president.

John o's Sullivian
John Slidell
James Polk
Winfield Scott

Legendary frontiersman, Davy Crokett was killed at the Alamo.

True.
False.

Mormons was the largest organized migration in American History.

True.
False.

The Texas army defeated the Mexican army at San Jacinto under the leadership of ___________.

Winfield Scott
John Slidell
James Polk
Sam Houston

The Mexican-American war began over a _________________.

discovery of gold
boundary dispute
death of General Burnside
None of the above.

_______________ was chosen as the president of the Confederacy.

James Polk
James Buchanan
Jefferson Davis
Harriet Stowe

The influential novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was written by _______________.

James Polk
James Buchanan
Jefferson Davis
Harriet Stowe

Senator _____________ was responsible for publishing the compromise for 1850 through congress after it was broken into separate bills.

Martin Van Buren
Stephen Douglas
James Buchman
None of the above.

America's largest export in the mid-nineteenth century was _______.

cotton
fur
gold
None of the above.

When Kansas applied for statehood, President James Buchman accepted the anti-slavery constitution.

True.
False.

_______ and ________ had joint custody of the Oregon Territory.

Fance, United States
Britain, France
Britain, Spain
Britain, United States

________________ was America's first multimillionaire and he acquired his fortune by fur trading.

Robert E. Lee
John Jacob Aston
James Buchanan
Joseph Johnston

In April 1865, ______________ surrendered to General Grant at Appomaltox Court House.

General Lee
General Beavregard
General McClellan
None ot the above.

The combined Union victories at __________ and _________ in July 1863 dissuaded Britain and France from recognizing the confederacy and checked the Northern peace movement.

Gettysburg, Vicksburg
Vicksburg, Petersburg
Gettysburg, Petersburg
None of the above.

The Republic of Texas was not immediately annexed by the United States largely because of the fact that Texas would have to be admitted as a _____ state.

free
slave

The Mexican government invited settlement into ______ because it wanted to create a buffer zone between it and the Comanches.

Utah
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas

The constitutional Amendment outlawing slavery is the ___________________.

12th Amendment
13th Amendment
14th Amendment
15th Amendment

The first Battle of the Civil War was fought at __________.

Bell Run
The Alamo
Vicksburg
Petersburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg ended in a devastating loss for _______________.

General Beavregard
General Grant
General Burnside
None of the above.

The Confederate draft law did NOT exempt owners of 20 or more slaves.

True.
False.

The initial Northern war strategy, known as the _________________, envisaged slowly squeezing the south with a blockade at sea and the Mississippi River.

Confiscation Plan
Anaconda Plan
Emancipation Plan
None of the above.

Northern Democrates who favored a negotiated peace with the south were called ___________.

Copperheads
Federalists
Anti-Federalists.
Maroons.

"Conscience Whig" were ______________________.

supporters who where willing to support a slaveholder as their party's candidate
supporters who where unwilling to support a slaveholder as their party's candidate.

The Mexican war was the first war in America's history reported through the use of the telegraph.

True.
False.

The commander of U.S forces that invaded central Mexico leading to the capture of Mexico City was ______________.

James Buchanan
John Brown
Robert E. Lee
Winfield Scott

______________ was jailed after he refused to pay his poll tax as a protest against the war with Mexico.

James Polk
Henry David Thoreau
John Brown
None of the above.

General Grant was named by President _________ to command all Union forces in 1864.

Lincoln
Polk
Davis
None of the above.

Shermans March to Savannah was designed to isolate Robert E. Lee's army in _______ from the rest of the ______.

Virginia, South
Jersey, North
Carolina, South
Carolina, North

_________ was chosen as the president of the Confederacy.

James Polk
Jefferson Davis
John Polk
None of the above.

In 1856 the Democras chose the "Northern man with Southern principles" or _____________ to be their candidate for president.

James Polk
Jefferson Davis
James Buchanan
None of the above.

The Missouri Compromise line of 1820 was repealed by the __________________.

Confiscation Act
Kansas Nebraska Act.

The _______________ of 1862 ordered the seizure of land from disloyal southerners.

Confiscation Act
Kansas Nebraska Act.

When Joseph Johnston was badly wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines, he was replaced by _____________.

John Brown
Zachary Taylor
David Wilmot
Robert E. Lee

________________ ordered the Shelling of Fort Sumter.

General Lee
General Grant
General Beavregard
None of the Above.

In January of 1848, gold was discovered in ___________.

California
North Carolina
South Carolina
Utah

Zachary Taylor was elected president in 1848.

True.
False.

Several countries in the western part of Virginia supported the Union and eventually becamse the ___________.

30th state
31st state
33rd state
35th state

The Dred Scott decision held that slaves were citizens and, therefore, could sue in a court of law.

True.
False.

In 1846, Congressman David Wilmot proposed that slavery be banned from any territory acquired from _________.

California
Mexico
Jersey
South Carolina

Especially key to Grant's defeat of Lee was the fall of both _______ and ________.

Vicksburg, Petersburg
Gettysburg, Petersburg
Gettysburg, Vicksburg
None of the above.

The result of picketts charge at ___________ was a heavy loss of lives for the charging confederates.

Vicksburg
Petersburg
Fredricksburg
Gettysburg

The Free Soil Party's candidate in 1848 was ______________.

Jefferson Davis
Martin Van Buren
James Polk
James Buchanan

Territorial votes to decide a territorial policy on issues such as slavery was the doctrine of popular sovereianty.

True.
False.

The Mexican government invited settlement into Texas because it ____________________________

wanted to create a buffer zone between it and the Comanches.
could make a huge profit from the sale of the land.
wanted to create a buffer against the Americans.
wanted to create a multi-cultural society.

Tejano was the term for Spanish speaking Mexicans born in Texas.

True.
False.

The Battle of ____________ led to the defeat and capture of Santa Anna.

Vicksburg
Gettysburg
San Jacinto
None of the above.

The Emancipation Proclamation was NOT issued in the year 1863.

True.
False.

Lincoln's Democratice opponent in the 1864 election was _________.

Lee
Davis
Polk
McClellan

By 1848, the United States had gained all of the following territories EXCEPT __________.

the Oregon Territory
California
Texas
Alaska

John Brown raided the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in order to provide arms for a general slave uprising.

True.
False.

__________,__________ sentiment gave rise to the American party.

Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Catholic
Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Federalist
Anti-Federalist, Anti-Catholic
None fo the above.

In 1846, Congressman David Wilmot proposed that ____________________________________.

military appropriations to conduct the Mexican-American war be terminated.
slavery be banned from any territory acquired from Mexico.
the United States acquire Cuba from Spain.
the united States incorporate all of Mexico into its borders.

Austin's Texas colonist most represented what region of the United States?

New England
The Pacific Northwest
The Old Northwest
The South

The most inflammatory issue of the Union's 1863 draft was a provision that did NOT allow the hiring of substitute for $300.00

True.
False.

In the _____________________ Mexico ceded California and New Mexico to the United States.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Paris
Treaty with France
None of the above.

Lee's defeat at Gettysburg was preceded in May by a Confederate victory at Chancellorsville in which "stonewall" Jackson was killed.

True.
False.