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  1. Freedmen's Bureau
  2. Charles Sumner
  3. Jefferson Davis
  4. Henry David Thoreau
  5. John Brown
  1. a Transcendentalist author known for his work "Walden Pond" (1854) and other writings
  2. b Republican Senator from Massachusetts. Antislavery. Gave speech "The crime against Kansas". Was beaten with a cane by Preston Brooks, a member of the House of Representatives for the speech. He never fully recovered from the beating.
  3. c President of the Confederate States of America; ordered attack on Fort Sumter; US Senator from Mississippi; failed to raise sufficient money to fight the American Civil War and could not obtain recognition and help for the Confederacy from foreign governments
  4. d Abolitionist crusader who massacred pro-slavery settlers in Kansas before the Civil War; hoped to inspire slavery revolt with 1859 attack on Virginia arsenal; executed for treason against the state of Virginia
  5. e Created by Congress in 1865, the first major federal relief agency in the United States; aided distressed refugees and freed salves in 1865-1872, during the Reconstruction era of the United States; aided former slaves through legal food and housing, oversight, education, health care, and employment contracts with private landowners.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The first Women's Right convention in the US. Elizabeth Stanton presented the Declaration of Sentiments at the convention.
  2. served as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a secret vigilante organization which launched a reign of terrorism against blacks and Republicans during Reconstruction in the South
  3. photojournlaist; Reformer wrote "How the Other Half Lives;" describing the lives of poor immigrants.
  4. A slave who filed a lawsuit to seek legal emancipation; was unsuccessful; case was based on the fact that although he and his wife Harriet Scott were slaves, he had lived with his master Dr. John Emerson in states and territories where slavery was illegal according to both state laws and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, including Illinois and Minnesota
  5. co-founder of Hull House, the first settlement house in 1889; remained active in social causes through the early 1900s.

5 True/False Questions

  1. William M. TweedCalled the "Boss". A corrupt NYC politician that stole millions of dollars in taxpayer money beginning in 1870. He was convicted of his crimes in 1873 and died in jail.


  2. Sherman Anti-Trust ActThe prosecution and execution of 20 women and men for witchcraft in Massachusetts in 1692.


  3. Adams-Onis TreatyIn 1838 the US Army round up over 1,000 Cherokee Indians and forced them to march west or 116 days and 1,000 miles. 25% of the Indians died on the march.


  4. Harriett Beecher StoweAmerican policy that stated that the United States would not be involved in European affairs and promised to protect the Western Hemisphere from colonization by Europe.


  5. Battle of New Orleanswas the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory America had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase; The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on December 24, 1814, but news of the peace would not reach the combatants until February. The battle is widely regarded as the greatest American land victory of the war.


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