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The Protestant Reformation in England:

occured more for political reasons than because of disagreement about religious doctrine.

Indentured servants were:

usually persons who promised to work to pay for their transportation to the colonies

During the Colonial Wars, alliance back in Europe often shifted. However, England was always on the opposing side of which European country?


The so called "Great Compromise" at the Constitutional Convetion addressed the issue of:


The presidential election of 1800 was a significant milestone in American history because it represented a peaceful transition of power from one party to another. In this election, which Republican defeated the Federalist candidate, John Adams, in his bid for reelection?

Thomas Jefferson

The Louisianna Purchase was a problem for Jefferson because:

he believed that the Constitution did not give authority to acquire new land

The Missouri Compromise:

prohibited slavery in the rest of the Louisianna Territory north of Missouri's southern border

During the Adams presidency, the Jacksonians began to develop into the:


President Jackson's response to the Nullification Crisis was to ask Congress to raise the tariff.


The Cherokee Indians were forced westward on the route that came to be known as the Trail of Tears.


True or False: The American Colonization Society established the African nation of Liberia as a new home for free American blacks.


William Lloyd Garrison:

was accused by slaveholders of stirring up the unrest that led to Nat Turner's insurrection

Popular sovereignty:

would allow the people of each territory to decide the issue of slavery

On the issue of slavery, Abraham Lincoln:

opposed its extension into the territories

The Civil War began when:

Confederate forces fired on Union troops stationed in Fort Sumter

More than any other general, William T. Sherman recognized:

the connection between the South's economy, its morale, and its ability to wage war

Slavery was abolished throughout the Union:

by the Thirteenth Amendment

The one thing that united all members of the new Whig party was opposition to:

Andrew Jackson

Which of the following could be associated with the Second Great Awakening?

the popularity of camp meetings

Sam Houston's contribution to Texas independence was his:

defeat of the Mexican army at San Jacinto

Zachary Taylor's decisive victory at the Battle of Buena Vista (February 1847) led to an immediate Mexican surrender.


The land acquired as a result of the Mexican War:

are correctly represented by all the above statements

By replacing the Missouri Compromise boundary with the concept of popular sovereignty, Stephen A. Douglas:

fanned the flames of sectional discord and forced moderate political leaders to align with the extremes

Lincoln justified his Emancipation Proclamation on the basis of:

military necessity

What European country sent troops and naval vessels to help the colonists fight the British during the Revolutionary War, and played a key role in helping the Americans win a victory at the Battle of Yorktown?


The Puritans that settled in New England hoped to?

They believed themselves to be on a divine mission to create a model society committed to the proper worship of God; and to separate themselves from a sinful England and its authoritarian Anglican bishops

In the long run the most important item taxed by the Townshend Acts was?


In response to the tariff controversy, a South Carolina state convention?

Nullified tarifs

The widespread use of the cotton gin?

made cotton a major export commodity

In 1815, the first steamboat made a trip for New Orleans to Pittsburg in 25 days. Steamboats transformed?

inland water transportation

As a result of his victories in northern Mexico, the Mexican War made a national hero of?

Zachary Taylor

Manufactoring in the Old South lagged behind the North because..?

cotton was a more profitable investment

The Wilmot Proviso sought to?

endorsed the annexation of Texas as a slave state

Passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act was a victory for?

the concept of popular sovereignty

Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolina's?

resulted in the destruction of many southern towns and cities

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