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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 :: Formation of the USA by floydiannyc
Which of these was NOT a reason Americans began moving west
  1. New cities in the west had many job opportunities
  2. Immigrants moving into eastern cities created overcrowding
  3. Growing birth rates led to a rise in city population
  4. Due to an increase in population in the east, many people couldn't find jobs
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
The slave codes were
  1. rules to protect the general welfare of enslaved people.
  2. ways for enslaved people to secretly communicate with one another other.
  3. laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans.
  4. guidelines for freeing a certain number of enslaved people every year.
Grade 8 :: Themes of Geography by Vanheerdens
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Why did people in the North and the South have such different views about slavery?
  1. The South's economy depended on slavery, while the economy of the North did not.
  2. Most people in the South believed slavery was morally wrong.
  3. Northerners thought slavery was destroying the economy.
  4. Southerners believed slavery should be eliminated gradually, while northerners thought it should be abolished all at once.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by savvymom
After winning which battle did the British learn that defeating the Americans would not be easy?
  1. Battle of Boston
  2. Battle of Concord
  3. Battle of Bunker Hill
  4. Battle of Lexington
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by LauraRider
Choose the proper order in which these events occurred
  1. The First Continental Congress, The Intolerable Acts,The Proclamation of 1763
  2. The Intolerable Acts, the First Continental Congress, The Proclamation of 1763
  3. The Proclamation of 1763, The Intolerable Acts, The First Continental Congress
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Which statement best describes Henry Clay's goal in proposing the Missouri Compromise?
  1. Eventually, slavery as an institution will be overturned and the slaves will all be freed."
  2. Slavery will be allowed in some northern states at the same time it is being phased out of the southern states.
  3. Northern and southern states cannot agree on a system that will satisfy them both.
  4. "The balance in the Senate will be maintained by this agreement.
Grade 8 :: Formation of the USA by treemandude1
Why did Washington call up an army to crush the Whiskey Rebellion?
  1. He saw the rebellion as a threat to the new government's authority.
  2. He feared the rebels might stir up a bloody revolution like that in France.
  3. He felt he had to protect tax collectors at work west of the Appalachians.
  4. He preferred leading an army to leading a national government.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by DennisL
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Plymoth, Massachusetts was founded by                 ?
  1. Thomas Hooker
  2. William Bradford
  3. Roger Williams
  4. William Penn
Grade 8 :: US Geography by mrslitteral
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
                 founded the colony of Maryland?
  1. Lord Baltimore
  2. John Smith
  3. James Oglethrope
  4. Dutch Colonists
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Jbuell17
What is abolitionism?
  1. the idea of westward expansion
  2. a movement to end slavery
  3. Abraham Lincoln's famous speech
  4. John Brown's horse's name
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