Tell me if my history answers are right? 15 minutes! VERY IMPORTANT! First good answer gets best answer!?

1. What was the chief goal of the Compromise of 1850?
to preserve the Union
to improve the economy in both the North and the South
[X] to preserve the balance between slave states and free states
to resolve Texas’s statehood issues

2. What theory promoted by Stephen Douglas would allow the people of a territory to allow or forbid slavery?
Legislative options
[X] Popular sovereignty
Territorial rights
Northwest Ordinance

3. What legislation attempted to satisfy the southern demand to maintain a balance in the Senate between free states and slave states?
[X] Fugitive Slave Act
Citizens Choice Act of 1854
Nebraska Compromise
Kansas-Nebraska Act

4. What resulted in the formation of the Republican Party?
[X] making states more fiscally responsible
uniting southerners under a pro-slavery platform
creating manufacturing jobs in the South
uniting several northern antislavery coalitions

5. What was a common belief held by Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and John Brown?
[X] Slavery should be abolished.
Slavery should be allowed in the South, but not the North.
Violence was acceptable in order to eliminate slavery.
The Union should be dissolved.

6. What ruling did the Supreme Court make in the Dred Scott decision?
Slaves were citizens.
Slavery was a choice each state could make.
[X] Slaves were property.
Slavery was illegal.

7. What were two outcomes of the Lincoln-Douglas debates?
resolution on slavery-related issues and Lincoln’s election to the Senate
[X] national prominence for Douglas and a presidential primary victory for Lincoln
passage of the Compromise of 1858 and national publicity for both candidates
clarification of issues related to slavery and national prominence for Lincoln

8. One plank of Abraham Lincoln’s platform in 1860 was
allowing slaves to vote.
[X] building a transcontinental railroad.
letting popular sovereignty take its course.
ceding land back to Mexico.

9. What was one reason South Carolina gave for its decision to secede?
to avoid paying federal taxes
[X] to uphold the rights of property owners
to break its contract with the federal government
to form its own military

10. What were Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Oregon part of during the Civil War?
Confederate states
[X] Union states
border states
organized territories

11. Which was not true about the border states?
[X] They were slave states.
Each shared its northern border with a Union state and its southern border with a Confederate state.
There were fewer than six border states.
The border states had little strategic value for the Union.

12. Which of the following statements is true in describing an advantage held by one side at the beginning of the Civil War?
[X] The South produced the vast majority of food crops in the United States.
The South’s superior railroads gave it a distinct advantage.
The North had numerous experienced military officers to lead its army.
The North’s well-established government gave it a distinct advantage.

13. Which was not a strength of the North at the beginning of the Civil War?
[X] several military colleges
ability to manufacture firearms
a standing army
miles of railroad tracks

14. Who were George McClellan, Winfield Scott, and John Pope?
Confederate military leaders
military leaders from border states
[X] Union military leaders
military leaders from organized territories

15. How did the Civil War begin?
with a battle in Charleston harbor
with a Union attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina
with the Battle of Hampton Roads
[X] with a Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina

16. What did Abraham Lincoln learn as a result of the First Battle of Bull Run?
[X] The South was stronger than he thought, so the war could take longer than he had expected.
The North was stronger than he thought, so the war could end faster than he had expected.
The North did not need as many troops as he originally thought.
The South was unprepared for war and did not have enough troops.

17. What strategy could the North implement as a result of victories at Hampton Roads, Shiloh, and New Orleans?
[X] controlling Southern trade routes
holding leaders hostage to exchange for weapons
breaking up the Confederacy by getting Virginia and Louisiana to rejoin the Union
forcing Jefferson Davis to begin a series of peace talks with Abraham Lincoln

2 Responses to “Tell me if my history answers are right? 15 minutes! VERY IMPORTANT! First good answer gets best answer!?”

  1. Scott Taylor Says:

    Yep looks good to me. Btw i have just finished history at Uni :)

  2. Travis Says:

    Yes it looks fine, tho I think I’m a little late! How did you do?