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History Chapter 12

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The cotton gin:
B) made possible efficient separation of seeds from fiber
The settlement of the West was accelerated by Cyrus McCormick's invention of the:
A) mechanic reaper
Steamboats
B) brought cheaper and faster two-way traffic to the Mississippi Valley
The Erie Canal did all of the following EXCEPT:
A) bankrupt New York State with its huge cost
The textile plant established in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1813:
A) manufactured finished cloth
The Rhode Island or Fall River systems differed from that of Lowell in that:
A) whole families were often employed
The New England textile industry's use of water power:
C) dramatically altered the region's ecology
The most popular form of indoor entertainment in the first half of the nineteenth century was:
theater
Antebellum minstrel shows:
C) might have featured the songs of Stephen Foster
In antebellum theaters, audiences:
C) responded vocally to the quality of performances
The major impetus for the huge Irish immigration to the United States after 1845 was:
A) a deadly potato famine
In terms of political behavior, the Irish:
C) generally supported Democrats
By 1860, one would be most likely to encounter Norwegian and Swedish immigrants in:
A) Wisconsin and Minnesota
The German migration to the United States:
B) often ended in St. Louis, San Antonio, or Milwaukee
The largest group of immigrants living in America in 1860 was:
Irish
The Know-Nothings campaigned primarily to:
A) limit immigrant influence
The various Workingmen's parties failed for all the following reasons EXCEPT:
C) most workers had no serious problems
A large strike led by Massachusetts shoemakers in early 1860:
C) won higher wages and union recognition
Physicians in the early 1800s:
C) included very few women
The newest and fastest-growing profession in the United States by 1860 was:
engineering