Inventing America

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uestion: The "Young America" movement advocated: Student answered: a) a coordinated campaign of technological innovation Correct answer: b) the continued territorial expansion of the United States Question: The chief architect of the Nebraska Act of 1854 was: Student answered: b) Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois Correct answer: b) Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois Question: The presidential election of 1852: Student answered: b) resulted in the death of the Whig Party Correct answer: b) resulted in the death of the Whig Party Question: “"The Great Reconnaissance" was the label applied to various American expeditions that: Student answered: c) surveyed the West to locate a route for a transcontinental railroad Correct answer: c) surveyed the West to locate a route for a transcontinental railroad Question: Which of the following Mexican War commanders, nicknamed the "Pathfinder," mapped the Oregon Trail? Student answered: d) Captain John C. Frémont Correct answer: d) Captain John C. Frémont Question: To capture the presidency in 1860, the Republican Party needed to win all of the following except: Student answered: a) the upper North Correct answer: d) one or more southern states Question: The goal of John Brown’s raid on the Harpers Ferry national armory was to: Student answered: c) stimulate a rebellion among southern slavesCorrect answer: c) stimulate a rebellion among southern slaves Question: The United States Exploring Expedition was commanded by: Student answered: c) Spencer Baird Correct answer: b) Charles Wilkes Question: Which of the following was a private rather than government endeavor? Student answered: d) the Colt Patent Arms Manufacturing Company Correct answer: d) the Colt Patent Arms Manufacturing Company Question: The first large-scale transfer of technology from America to Europe took place in: Student answered: a) firearms manufacturing Correct answer: a) firearms manufacturing Question: The main focus of the American, or Know-Nothing, Party was: Student answered: a) antislavery Correct answer: d) nativism Question: Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 with a vote of: Student answered: a) less than 40 percent Correct answer: a) less than 40 percent Question: Roger B. Taney’s Dred Scott decision: Student answered: c) ruled that slaves had no right to sue in a federal court Correct answer: c) ruled that slaves had no right to sue in a federal court Question: The most important of the seven Lincoln-Douglas debates occurred in the Illinois town of: Student answered: b) Freeport Correct answer: b) Freeport Question: The Gadsden Purchase of 1854 was designed to: Student answered: d) facilitate the building of a transcontinental railroad on a southern route Correct answer: d) facilitate the building of a transcontinental railroad on a southern route 

Question: During the Fort Sumter crisis, Lincoln decided to: Student answered: b) resupply the fort with provisions on unarmed ships Correct answer: b) resupply the fort with provisions on unarmed ships Question: In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln emphasized that his primary war aim was to: Student answered: b) preserve the Union Correct answer: b) preserve the Union Question: The Battle of Antietam resulted in all of the following except: Student answered: d) the deadliest day of the entire Civil War Correct answer: a) a decisive military victory for the Union Question: The most devastating "tool of war" during the Civil War was: Student answered: c) ironclads Correct answer: d) rifles Question: The Union commander at Gettysburg was: Student answered: a) Ulysses S. Grant Correct answer: c) George Gordon Meade Question: General Robert E. Lee led his army into the North only once, at the Battle of: Student answered: b) Gettysburg Correct answer: b) Gettysburg Question: The Union blockade probably reduced the volume of southern shipping by: Student answered: b) 40 percent Correct answer: c) 60 percent Question: The event that probably...
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