MC practice 11

MC practice 11

1. According to the principle of popular sovereignty, the question of slavery in the territories would be determined by
A. the vote of the House of Representatives.     D. a Supreme Court decision.
B. a national referendum.                        E. the vote of the people in any given territory.
C. congressional legislation.

2. The Gadsden Purchase was made in order to enable
A. a transcontinental railroad line to be built in the South.
B. Santa Anna to remain in power in Mexico.
C. the St. Louis Cardinals football team to move to Arizona in 1988, thereby completing a plot to make Arizonans understand what it’s like to lose. This season, LA feels the same way about us.
D. the US to then trade the land for Cuba.
E. Mexico to pay off its debts to American citizens.

3. For a short time in the 1850s, an American named William Walker seized control of what area in the hopes of turning it into part of a “golden circle” of slaveholding territory?
A. El Salvador                       D. Baja California
B. Cuba                         E. Nicaragua
C. Panama

4. ____________ were southern agitators who pushed southern interests at all costs and favored secession from the Union.
A. Copperheads                         D. Bulldogs
B. The Young Guard                     E. Fire-eaters
C. The Old Guard

5. The Maine Law of 1851
A. reformed insane asylums.                         D. declared war on Canada.
B. prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol.             E.  allowed slavery within the state.
C. prohibited slavery.

6. The “Father of the Factory System” in the US was
A. Robert Fulton.                     D. Eli Whitney.
B. Samuel F. B. Morse.                 E. Samuel Slater.
C. Charles Dickens.

7. As a result of the development of the cotton gin,
A. slavery revived and was expanded.
B. American industry bought more southern cotton than did British manufacturers.
C. a nationwide depression or panic ensued.
D. the South diversified its economy.
E. the textile industry moved to the South.

8. All of the following gave rise to a more dynamic, market-oriented national economy in early 19th century America EXCEPT
A. the push west in search of cheap land.
B. government regulation of all major economic industry.
C. newly invented machinery.
D. a vast number of European immigrants settling in the cities.
E. better roads, faster steamboats, expanding canal systems, and spider-webbing railroads.

9. The “South Carolina Exposition” was
A. an attempt to destroy the Union.
B. a pamphlet that advocated manifest destiny.
C. a pamphlet that advocated nullification.
D. a fair celebrating the creation of Kentucky.
E. an explanation of the idea that the end of slavery would improve the Southern economic system.

10. The Webster-Hayne debate of 1830 centered on the subject of
A. presidential veto power.
B. state nullification of federal laws.
C. reform of the spoils system.
D. the morality of slavery.
E. the admission of Missouri to the Union as a slave state.

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