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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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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
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
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 :: 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 :: Democratic Foundations by Cg1234
At the                                                    in 1787, delegates debated slavery and its future.
  1. Cottage Kindgom
  2. Philadelphia Convention
  3. Constitutional Convention
  4. Revolutionary War
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Cg1234
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote American Slavery.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 8 :: Civil War by Cg1234
Massachusetts abolitionist that had a great influence on the antislavery movement.
  1. William Lloyd Garrison
  2. Benjamin Lundy
  3. Theodore Weld
  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by jmmen00
The Puritans landed in Jamestown?
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 8 :: Colonial Period by jmmen00
What was the first representative assembly in the American colonies
  1. House of Burgesses
  2. New England Way
  3. Joint-Stock Company
  4. Roanoke
Grade 8 :: Great Depression by wesley2000
IN 1933 1 in                 Americans were unable to find a job.
  1. 1 in 3
  2. 1 in 4
  3. 1 in 6
  4. 1 in 5
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights Movement 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. rganized mass civil rights demonstrations
  5. traveled as a lay minister preaching the gospel
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