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1. Which of the following justifications was not one of the proslavery arguments?

a. Slavery offered a secure and certain life for slaves.
b. Slavery involved only a very small number of slaves.
c. Slavery assured an adequate labor supply for planters.
d. Slavery influenced the lives of slaves in positive ways.

2. The women's rights movement during the 1820s and 1830s worked to secure a role for women in all of the following areas except

a. sports.
b. the professions.
c. public affairs.
d. education.

3. What effect did the new means of transportation have on the eastern and western regions of the United States in the 1800s?

a. They had very little effect on either region of the nation during the 1800s.
b. They restricted the growth of western cities but stimulated eastern industries.
c. They stimulated the growth of western cities but restricted eastern industries.
d. They stimulated the growth of eastern industries and western cities.

4. In what fundamental way were the South and North economically different?

a. The North was primarily agricultural, and the South was industrial.
b. The two sections of the nation were equally industrial and agricultural.
c. The South was diversified agriculturally, but the North was not as diversified.
d. The South was primarily agricultural, and the North was industrial.

5. What was the basic difference between southern slaves and northern white workers?

a. Southern slaves made a bit more money than northern white workers.
b. Northern white workers were free people, but slaves were property.
c. Southern slaves were free to quit their jobs, unlike northern while workers.
d. Northern white workers enjoyed far better living conditions than southern slaves.

6. Which of the following explains why the study of slavery is difficult for historians?

a. Slaves left few firsthand accounts because they were forbidden to read and write.
b. Most slaves could read, but the majority of slaves could not write.
c. Actually, the study of slavery has been made quite simple for historians.
d. For the most part, slaves did not want to read or write.

7. In which area did women score their earliest victory toward equal rights with men?

a. politics
b. employment
c. education
d. legal rights

8.From 1815 to 1860, what was the value of cotton in terms of the entire nation's exports?

a. one quarter
b. one third
c. over one half
d. ninety percent

9. How did Missouri's application for admission into the Union in 1819 threaten to create a crisis?

a. It would force the new state of Missouri to be a slave-free state.
b. It would balance the political power of the North and South in the Senate.
c. It would upset the balance of power in the Senate in favor of the proslavery South.
d. It would upset the balance of power in the Senate in favor of the antislavery North.

10. Germans, the second largest group of immigrants to America, primarily settled in the

a. West.
b. Middle West.
c. South.
d. Northeast.

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