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Unit 2 History Test
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What was slavery like in the 1800s in the US? How and why did people in the middle 1800s justify and/or oppose slavery?
fewer than 4 slaves out of 100 lived to be 60 and had to work 14 hours a day. they were not being treated like people which is called Dehumanizing. and it was Chattel and raced based. And Religion was very important to the life of a slave and focussed on the story of Exodus.
Why did the South secede from the Union?
They felt that their states rights were overlooked. All four states strongly defend slavery while making varying claims related to states' rights. all the states negatively mentioned Abrahams e election with his goal of uniting the people. the Slave holding states will no longer have power over self-gov and the federal gov has become their enemy
What were some of the most important turning points during the Civil War? Be able to pick at least one battle and justify which one is most important.
the Gettysburg: July 1-3 1863, was the bloodiest battle and Lee lost and rebel morale suffers. the rebel lost 1/3 of their army this point in the war lead to the Gettysburg address. the battles resulted in confederates defeats ( Gettysberg) and the fall of Vicksburg.
What difficulties did former slaves (Freedmen) face after they were freed?
the freed slaves were neglected by union soldiers and starved to death. the confederates were trying anything in their power to keep the white and black divided/not equal rights. they used loop holes in the amendments. they passed the black codes law to regain control over the freed slaves and to maintain white supremacy.
What did each of the groups want after the war?
R.R had the fed gov help enforce the equal rights for blacks. Andrew J gave the south a free hand to transition from slavery to freedom. Lincoln just wanted to unite the people again. the freedman had limited freedom
What were some of the effects of reconstruction? Was it a success? How/why did it end?
13=abolishment of slavery, loophole= black codes. 14=equality, loophole= segregation and Jim craw laws. 15= voting rights, loophole= violence, literary tests, kkk. it was a success in the sense of it unified the nation and acknowledged the 13,14,15 amendments.
How did the Transcontinental Railroad chance the lives of Americans?
the railroad improved a lot of peoples lives in the city. the railroads supplied cities and towns with food, fuel. this railroad facilitated international trade.
What were the effects of westward movement on Native Americans?
the southeast tribes raised crop and lived in small house but these tribes had. suffered from the gov taking more and more land. the Massacre at wounded Knee was the last major event of violence in Native wars.
What were some of the hardships faced by settlers on the frontier?
some of the hardships that frontiers faced were floods, fires, blizzards, and bugs that could take out their crops fast.
Be able to describe the frontier experiences of one of the following groups:
African Americans: As the black population grew, early African American had contact with indigenous peoples in frontier areas and were duplicated all over the continent, as in the case if run away slaves. but the Americans and African Americans have history that has been boned by blood and culture as well as violence and prejudice.
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