United States History Practice Test

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Westward expansion resulted in an increase in bitterness and threatened national unity due to

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New Southwestern Territories, acquired during the Mexican War, would decide whether to be a "free" or "slave" state according to the

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The abolitionist movement had the support of all of the following EXCEPT

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Which of the following caused the first southern states to secede from the Union?

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Which abolitionist is INCORRECTLY paired?

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What is the name given to those who opposed slavery?

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What is the site of a major battle in Texas' fight for independence?

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Which was a significant result of the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

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In the 1850's Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a novel that detailed the injustices experienced by

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What was Lincoln's MAIN goal at the beginning of the Civil War?

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Which of the following was a goal of the Republican Party in the years prior to the Civil War?

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"Compromise enables Maine and Missouri to Enter Union" (1820) "California Admitted to Union as Free State" (1850) "Kansas-Nebraska Act Sets Up Popular Sovereignty" (1854)
Which issue is reflected in these headlines?

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In the mid-1800's, which issue was regarded as a violation of Christian principles by many Americans?

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The controversy over Federal power versus States' rights was basic cause of the

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The territorial expansion of the United States before the Civil War became a matter for furious political debate because

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All of the following accurately depict Southern attitudes EXCEPT they

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Which was the first state to secede from the Union

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What letter represents the area that was jointly occupied by the U.S. and Britain before being split at the 49th parallel?

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What letter represents the area obtained as a result of the Mexican War?

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What letter represents the area that was an independent country before being annexed in 1845?

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What letter represents the area obtained for the purpose of building a trans-continental railroad?

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What letter represents Oregon?

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What letter represents the Louisiana Purchase?

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What letter represents the Gadsden Purchase?

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What letter represents the Mexican Cession?

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What advantage did the North LACK in fighting the Civil War?

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Which of the following was an advantage the Confederacy had over the Union

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What was Sherman's strategy of total war in his march through Georgia?

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Abraham Lincolns' primary goal for his early Presidency was to

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Lincoln described the Civil War as a struggle to preserve a nation that was dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal" and that was ruled by a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" in the

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