Introduction to United States History – Colonial Period to Reconstruction

 

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Introduction to United States History - Colonial Period to Reconstruction

Question 1
Which of the following situations threatened the federal union's existence after the Revolutionary War?
A
The national government was on the verge of bankruptcy
B
Commercial conflicts had developed among the states
C
State legislatures had become tyrannical
D
All of the above

Question 2
Which of the following was evidence of growing sectionalism in the 1840s?
A
The Wilmot Proviso
B
The Free Soil Party
C
The Split of the Whig party
D
A and B

Question 3
Why did the Europeans call the native peoples "Indians"?
A
Because the first natives known to the Europeans were from the West Indies
B
Because when Columbus arrived in the Americas, he thought he had arrived in the East Indies
C
Because Europeans wanted to subjugate the native peoples
D
A and B

Question 4
South Carolina demanded that President Buchanan surrender Fort Sumter in exchange for what?
A
A guarantee that the eight slave states of the Upper South would remain in the Union
B
A guarantee that the Confederacy would not invade the Union
C
Monetary compensation
D
A and B

Question 5
According to the Anglican clergyman William Smith, why was reconciliation with Britain better than rebellion?
A
The Americans had already asserted their independence through resistance
B
Alliances with foreign nations would jeopardize Americans' liberties
C
Britain might destroy the American colonies
D
A and B

Question 6
Which reform movement became a catalyst for the women's rights movement?
A
Utopianism
B
Antislavery
C
Temperance
D
Prison reform

Question 7
The Nullification Crisis of 1832 was directly caused by:
A
Low federal tariffs
B
High federal tariffs
C
The extension of slavery westward
D
A and B

Question 8
Which of the following acts expanded the customs department in the British American colonies?
A
The Molasses Act
B
The Sugar Act
C
The Iron Act
D
The Stamp Act

Question 9
Which of the following happened first?
A
The Confederacy was formed
B
South Carolina seceded
C
Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office
D
The Deep South seceded

Question 10
How did the Mexican government try to reassert its authority over Texas?
A
By reaffirming its constitutional prohibition of slavery
B
By restricting trade with the United States
C
By converting American settlers to Roman Catholicism
D
A and B
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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