Practice MC- antebellum period

Who wrote this?

“I will be harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not with to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to sound a moderate alarm…but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present…I am in earnest–I will not equivocate–I will not excuse–I will not retreat a single inch–AND I WILL BE HEARD.”

A. Frederick Douglass

B. John C. Calhoun

C. Abraham Lincoln

D. William Lloyd Garrison

E. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The people most opposed to the expansionist policies of President James K. Polk were

A. antislavery forces.

B. western Democrats.

C. Senate Democrats.

D. supporters of Nicholas P. Trist.

E. proslavery Whigs.

Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding the North during the antebellum period?

A. Its industrial development was greater than the other two regions.

B. The textile industry was important to several of the states of this region.

C. The planter class was dominant in most of the states of the region.

D. Northerners favored a high protective tariff.

E. Much of the nation’s banking industry was located in the North.

The purpose of the Seventh of March speech was

A. to encourage the South to accept the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia

B. to encourage the North to accept the need and justice of a stronger Fugitive Slave Law.

C. to complement John Calhoun’s idea about creating a second president.

D. to argue that secession was possible if the North didn’t give in.

E. to support sectional differences and proclaim the superiority of the North.

Henry Clay lost the election of 1844 to James Polk because

A. his attempt to “straddle” the Texas issue lost him votes to the Liberty party in New York.

B. his strong stand for expansion in Texas and Oregon raised fears of war with Britain.

C. he supported lower tariffs and an independent treasury system.

D. he lacked experience in presidential politics.

E. He was a dark horse candidate who was relatively unknown compared to his opponent.

During the 1840s, Texas maintained its independence by

A. waging a constant war against Mexico.

B. refusing to sign treaties with any outside powers.

C. relying on the military power of the United States.

D. establishing friendly relations with Britain and other European powers.

E. compulsory military service for all male inhabitants.

____________ were southern agitators who pushed southern interests at all costs and favored secession from the Union.

A. Copperheads

B. The Young Guard

C. The Old Guard

D. Bulldogs

E. Fire-eaters

Called the “Accidental President,” he was expelled from his own party and almost impeached.

A. John Tyler

B. William Harrison

C. James Buchanan

D. James Polk

E. Henry Clay

In chapter 3 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, when Eliza tries to cheer up George by pointing out how much Harry had grown,

A. George responds that he wished Harry had never been born.

B. Eliza then has to admit that a slave trader had offered to buy Harry.

C. George realizes that he has something to live for.

D. George immediately resolves to run away.

E. George expresses fear that his master will eventually beat Harry.

The US claim to the Oregon country was based on all of the following EXCEPT:

A. the presence of American missionaries and settlers.

B. the Lewis and Clark expedition.

C. the discovery of the Columbia by Captain Robert Gray

D. the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading factories.

E. all of these were justifications for the American claim.

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