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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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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 :: 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 :: 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
Plymoth, Massachusetts was founded by                 ?
  1. Thomas Hooker
  2. William Bradford
  3. Roger Williams
  4. William Penn
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
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
Grade 8 :: Pre-Colonial Period by xwooka
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Which reason is ONE of the reasons Georgia was founded?
  1. Religious Freedom
  2. Liked the weather
  3. Political Freedom
  4. A defensive buffer
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by vwillis
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 :: Democratic Foundations by treemandude1
Which of the following would not be protected by the First Amendment?
  1. criticizing government officials on a television talk show.
  2. promoting ideas that many Americans oppose in a political campaign.
  3. falsely crying "Fire" in a crowded theater.
  4. discussing controversial issues in a social studies class.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Qalam
Harriet Tubman is most closely associated with
  1. helping to preserve slavery.
  2. the Underground Railroad.
  3. the slave ship Amistad.
  4. the Second Great Awakening.
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