Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
US History Benchmark II
Terms in this set (26)
Which region's primary economic activity in 1861 was the cultivation of cotton?
Which of these occurred as a result of the 15th Amendment?
African American men voted in the 1872 presidential election
What did George Mason argue AGAINST during the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
Increased power for the national government
What is a characteristic that describes both California and Florida?
Former Spanish Colonies
What was one result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent country
Which of the following was an argument made against slavery in the 13 Colonies?
Quakers argued that slavery violated Christian principles
How did the War of 1812 most affect the U.S. economy?
Disruption in trade contributed to domestic industrial growth
How did the invention of the Cotton Gin contribute to the expansion of the plantation system?
By increasing the profitability of slavery
Which of these occurred during early U.S. industrialization?
Production of goods transitioned from homes to factories
What was one reason James K. Polk won the presidential election of 1844?
He was committed to fulfilling the goals of Manifest Destiny
How did the growth of Daughter of Temperance and Women's Christian Temperance Union most affect the role of women in U.S. society?
By expanding the participation of women in social reform
What was an effect of the Compromise of 1850 on escaped slaves and freedmen?
Members of both groups were captured under the Fugitive Slave Law
What was the significance of the Virginia House of Burgesses?
The assembly served as a model for other colonial legislatures
The Northwest Ordinance established guidelines for the orderly expansion of the United States by instituting what?
A process through which states could be added to the Union
Which colony was created as a refuge for English Catholics?
Which event contributed most directly to the outbreak of the U.S. - Mexican War?
Texas' annexation to the Union
What document granted the ability to declare war, make treaties, and gave the authority to operate post offices?
The Articles of Confederation
How did the loss of its control of the Mississippi River contribute to the defeat of the Confederacy?
Losing control of the river divided the Confederacy in two and cut off its supplies
What was a major reason for the flow of the transatlantic slave trade?
The economic demands of the plantation system
What is popular sovereignty?
The belief that government is subject to the will of the people
What is due process?
The legal requirement that the state must respect all legal rights that are owed to a person.
What was the primary reason for Irish migration to the United States?
Famine cause by a major crop failure (Potato famine)
During the 1830s public servants and officials were widely perceived to be unqualified. What practice reinforced that perception?
The president rewarding political supporters with appointments to desirable positions
What are the physical characteristics of New England colonies?
Dense forests, natural harbors, and swift rivers
What was one effect of the Dawes Act?
It harmed the communal structure of American Indian society
Which country were the immigrants from that worked in California goldfields and helped build the Transcontinental Railroad?
Recommended textbook explanations
HMH Social Studies American History: Reconstruction to the Present Guided Reading Workbook
United States History: Beginnings to 1877
Deborah Gray White, William Deverell
The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century (California Edition)
Gerald A. Danzer, J. Jorge Klor de Alva, Larry S. Krieger, Louis E. Wilson, Nancy Woloch
America: History of Our Nation
James West Davidson, Michael B. Stoff
Sets with similar terms
History Simulation STAAR Test Study Guide
Social Studies STAAR review
History Ch. 8, 10, 11 questions
Other sets by this creator
North America Unit Test Review
Other Quizlet sets
History 101 Final
8th Grade History Study Guide
APUSH Midterm Study Guide