Formally withdrawing from the Union
A reform movement that urged people to use self-discipline to stop drinking.
The belief that people could rise above the materials things in life.
A complete end to slavery.
Poorly designed apartment building that housed large numbers of people.
What led to the flood of Irish immigrants entering the United States in the
A potato blight in Ireland that led to starvation and disease.
The trend of immigrants residing in cities led to the growth of urban areas in the U.S. in the mid-1800s. What other trend contributed to the growth of American cities?
The growth of the transportation revolution in the U.S.
In the early 1800s, why did some social reformers want to limit the consumption of alcohol in America?
They felt that alcohol abuse led to social problems, such as crime and poverty.
All of the following reforms were made to American prisons during the 1800s, except which?
Prison laborers were employed for public works projects.
What did the members of the common-school movement believe?
All children should be taught in the same place regardless of their background.
Which two women organized the Seneca Falls Convention?
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Which of these was not a part of the Compromise of 1850?
Texas would be allowed to enter the Union as a slave state.
Stephen Douglas proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act because he wanted to
build a railroad from Chicago to the Pacific Ocean.
The Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford included all of the following rulings, except which?
Congress had the legal power to prohibit slavery in all federal territories.
In Lincoln's inaugural speech in 1861, he tried to convince the South that
the government would not start a war with the seceded states.
Who led the Pottawatomie Massacre?
What were the main points of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address in 1861?
He believed in the power of citizens to change the government through majority rule. He stated that the federal government would maintain control of property in the South and that the Union would not begin a war with the South.
Who was Dred Scott?
A slave who sued for his freedom in federal court after living in free territory.
What was the significance of the Seneca Falls Convention?
The first public meeting about women's rights held in the United States. It brought the women's rights movement to the attention of many groups in the United States.
How did Dorothea Dix contribute to the prison reform movement?
She brought the poor conditions of prisons to the attention of the Massachusetts government. As a result, the government made changes to the prison system.