Slavery in the United States and United States Government

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History 11
Take Home Final

Please be prepared to transfer your answers to a scantron when you arrive at the final. Bring #2 pencils.

1. As evidenced by the formation of the Lowell Female Reform Association in 1844, female workers in New England textile mills had changed their methods of resistance to deteriorating working conditions. What new method were they using? a. They organized a nationwide product boycott. b. They called for the passage of state legislation to shorten the workday. c. They engaged in sabotage against the machines. d. They organized and went on strike. 2. The development of a national railroad system was hampered by which of the following? a. The absence of a national standard for track width b. The
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12. Which of the following was true of the Northwest Territory between 1790 and 1860? a. Migration into the region was slow largely due to the questionable status of slavery in the area. b. The population of the region grew at a phenomenal rate. c. The region's climate caused a significantly higher death rate than in the Northeastern states. d. Although the population grew due to natural increase, more people actually left the region than moved into the region.

13. Which of the following is true of "black laws" passed by many Midwestern states in the 1850s? a. These laws prohibited gambling of any kind and imposed strict penalties against bookmakers. b. These laws prohibited African Americans from living within the border of such states. c. These laws prevented the return of runaway slaves to their southern owners. d. These laws provided financial incentives to free black laborers willing to become permanent residents.

14. Beginning in 1820, why did western migrants find the Midwest more attractive than the Southwest? a. The United States government would finance a move to the Midwest but not to the Southwest. b. The transportation routes of the Midwest were better developed than those of the Southwest. c. The growing season was much longer in the Midwest. d. They could obtain free land.

15. Which of the following is true of the Black Hawk War? a. It marked the end of militant Indian resistance uprisings in the Old Northwest.

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