United States History II

 

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United States History II

Question 1
In 1845, which event caused the displacement of millions of Irish people?
A
The Potato Blight
B
The crushing defeat of the Irish Republican Army at the hands of the British in Belfast
C
The discovery of gold in California
D
A drop in Ireland's currency followed by a terrible depression

Question 2
Roosevelt was pushed hard for national progressive objectives such as which of the following?
A
Increasing protective tariffs
B
Establishing land and resource conservation and a Pure Food and Drug Act
C
Requiring personal identity cards for all undocumented workers
D
Promoting the idea that big government cannot be trusted

Question 3
Progressives drew from the growing numbers of middle class professionals that included which of the following groups?
A
Social Gospel clergy and muckraker journalists
B
Police, firefighters, and city commissioners
C
Social workers and educators
D
All of the above

Question 4
The map below shows the numbers of male slaves ages 24-35 living in the Commonwealth of Virginia, according to the U.S. Census in the year 1840. Which of the following statements can correctly be made regarding the slave population found in the cities based on the information provided on the map? Virginia Counties in 1840 Male Slaves 24-35 Years of Age. The images below are openly licensed images provided by University of Virginia Library's Historical Census Browser: "Census Data for Year 1840"
A
Charleston had more slaves than Roanoke.
B
The heaviest concentration of slaves was found in the counties of the south and east.
C
The state capitol had a slave population between 20096 - 30114.
D
All surrounding states had freed their slaves by 1840.

Question 5
Sectional conflict arose in Congress when David Wilmot amended an arms appropriation bill by adding a proviso that did which of the following?
A
Called for an immediate end of all hostilities with Mexico
B
Called for preventing the establishment of slavery in the territories acquired from Mexico
C
Called for new protective tariffs to for Northern industrial from Mexican imported manufactured goods
D
Stated that California should enter the Union as a free state before any other business can be considered

Question 6
By 1860, where did the majority of the nearly four million slaves in the South work?
A
On tobacco plantations
B
In the city, where their masters rented them out to do day labor for whites who could not afford to own slaves
C
On cotton plantations
D
In the newly established factories located in the quickly growing urban areas of the South

Question 7
The Democratic Party grew with the support of which of the following constituents?
A
The New York and Philadelphia business aristocracy
B
Irish and other immigrants
C
New England merchants
D
The clergy and reformers

Question 8
Members of the Whig party tended to support which of the following?
A
Tariffs, internal improvements, and the Second National Bank of the United StatesB. States' rights and a compact theory of government
B
Secession
C
The secrecy of the Masonic Order in American political culture
D
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Question 9
As immigrants settled in the industrial cities of the North, they preserved their identity and culture by doing which of the following?
A
Recreating their ethnic town as an ethnic neighborhood and joining ethnic related church or religious organization
B
Joining the United States armed forces to become citizens
C
Passing laws in their neighborhood to maintain ethnic and religious identities
D
None of the above

Question 10
Quantitative research techniques deal with all of the following EXCEPT:
A
Pieces of information that can be counted mathematically.
B
Ethnographic interviews with a specific population.
C
Existing databases.
D
Statistical analysis.
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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