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  1. Beginning in 1840, the driving force in the American economy was:

    A)cotton production.
    B)railroad construction.
    C)the production of high-grade steel.
    D)gold and silver mining.
    B)railroad construction.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. In the South during the 1850s:

    A)the falling price of cotton created a recession that impoverished many.
    B)advocates of a "New South" established large textile factories.
    C)investment in land and slaves precluded capital investment in manufacturing.
    D)Southerners advocated national policies to support economic development.
    C)investment in land and slaves precluded capital investment in manufacturing.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. The Kansas-Nebraska Act:

    A)created the slave territory of Kansas and the free territory of Nebraska.
    B)temporarily suspended the Missouri Compromise until the Kansas Territory determined the status of slavery.
    C)ensured that the number of free and slave states would remain equal.
    D)repealed the Missouri Compromise and authorized the residents of both territories to determine the status of slavery.
    D)repealed the Missouri Compromise and authorized the residents of both territories to determine the status of slavery.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. The Republican party advocated all the following ideas EXCEPT:

    A)slavery would drive free labor out of the territories.
    B)the Slave Power was determined to destroy the liberties of Northerners.
    C)slavery was morally wrong.
    D)popular sovereignty was the best way to handle the question of slavery expansion.
    D)popular sovereignty was the best way to handle the question of slavery expansion.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. The Dred Scott decision:

    A)endorsed the Wilmot Proviso.
    B)declared Congress could not prohibit slavery from a territory.
    C)struck down the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
    D)upheld the Missouri Compromise.
    B)declared Congress could not prohibit slavery from a territory.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. The Lecompton constitution:

    A)represented a majority of the legitimate residents of Kansas.
    B)was the work of a proslavery minority in Kansas.
    C)allowed Kansans to vote on whether they wanted slavery.
    D)tried to make Kansas a free state.
    B)was the work of a proslavery minority in Kansas.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry:

    A)was ignored by Southerners because of its small size.
    B)was endorsed by the Republican party.
    C)precipitated a slave insurrection.
    D)strengthened disunion sentiment in the South.
    D)strengthened disunion sentiment in the South.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. All of the following were candidates for president in 1860 EXCEPT:

    A)Abraham Lincoln.
    B)Stephen A. Douglas.
    C)James Buchanan.
    D)John C. Breckenridge.
    C)James Buchanan.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Abraham Lincoln:

    A)was elected with only a bare majority of the popular and electoral vote.
    B)won an overwhelming popular and electoral victory in 1860.
    C)was elected to the presidency by the House of Representatives.
    D)won the presidency with less than 40 percent of the popular vote.
    D)won the presidency with less than 40 percent of the popular vote.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which was NOT part of the Crittenden Compromise?

    A)establishment of the Missouri Compromise line.
    B)the admission of Kansas as a slave state.
    C)an amendment protecting slavery in the states.
    D)a congressional slave code to protect slavery in the territories
    B)the admission of Kansas as a slave state.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln:

    A)promised not to abolish slavery but vowed to preserve the Union.
    B)declared that a state of war existed between the United States and the Confederacy.
    C)announced the withdrawal of all Federal personnel from the South as a gesture of good will.
    D)promised to abolish slavery no matter what the consequences.
    A)promised not to abolish slavery but vowed to preserve the Union.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. All of the following helped cause the Civil War EXCEPT:

    A)the economic independence of each section of the nation.
    B)inherent weaknesses in the American political system.
    C)diverging economies in the North and the South.
    D)Americans' conspiratorial view of politics.
    A)the economic independence of each section of the nation.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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