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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 :: Civil War by JanisRS
By 1860, the North and the South had grown into sections that were widely different because...
  1. the South was almost totally rural while the North was highly urban.
  2. the South had a large number of immigrants.
  3. the South had more railroad links than the North.
  4. an increasing number of southerners favored protective tariffs, which the North opposed.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by snoopy5596
Laws aimed at enforcing segregation in public places
  1. Tammany Hall
  2. Tenement
  3. Jim Crow Laws
  4. Ellis Island
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by Qalam
Harriet Tubman was known as the "Moses" of her people because she...
  1. helped slaves escape from the South
  2. was instrumental in bringing about suffrage reform
  3. advocated emigration to Africa for Black people
  4. prganized mass civil rights demonstrations
  5. traveled as a lay minister preaching the gospel
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 :: 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 :: Colonial Period by mrsmaroudas
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
  1. By 1804, most southern states had pledged never to end slavery.
  2. By 1804, only a few southern states had ended or pledged to end slavery.
  3. By 1804, every northern state had ended or pledged to end slavery.
  4. By 1804, only a few northern states had ended or pledged to end slavery.
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 :: World War I by ankxo5
What Was WIlson's plan Called at the end of WWI?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Imperialism
  3. treaty of Paris
  4. Fourteen Points
Grade 8 :: Civil War by snoopy5596
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by jmmen00
Men and women who sold their labor to the person who paid their passage to the colony
  1. Indentured Servants
  2. Bacon's Rebellion
  3. Pilgrims
  4. Puritans
Grade 8 :: Reconstruction by Dcnewccommer
Grade 8 :: Civil War by yogib3
Grade 8 :: The Presidents by emdee0809
What is engraved on the south wall of the Lincoln Memorial?
  1. The Constitution
  2. The Bill of Rights
  3. The first amendment
  4. The "I Have A Dream Speech"
  5. The Gettysburg Address
Grade 8 :: The Presidents by emdee0809
What do the flags around the Washington Monument represent?
  1. the 50 states
  2. the 50 states and 6 territories
  3. nothing
  4. for decoration purposes only
  5. the number of Presidents
Grade 8 :: Modern Era by emdee0809
Why are names still being added to the Vietnam Wall?
  1. There were mistakes made
  2. Bodies are still being recovered
  3. People have died from side effects from the war
  4. No new names have been added
  5. People have complained about the forgotten names
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by jmmen00
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