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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 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
What was a goal of the First Continental Congress?
  1. To declare war on Great Britain.
  2. To find a solution to the conflicts with Great Britian.
  3. To create taxes that would be acceptable to the americans
  4. To bring representatives from Great Britain and America together.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
The name Boston Massacre was given to the events of March 5, 1770, in order to?
  1. Create anti-British sentiment.
  2. Create trouble for the colonists.
  3. Warn of a deadly diase in the city.
  4. Describe the truth about what happened.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
This was one of the first British Acts put in place on the colonist?
  1. Sugar Act
  2. Townshend Acts
  3. Intolerbable Acts
  4. Tea Act
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
The colonist did not want to have British troops for protection because they could call on their militias. What was a militia?
  1. They were an Army that the colonial assemblies paid for.
  2. They were a small army of regular people.
  3. They were a professional army that they rented to protect themselves.
  4. They were Native Americans that liked the colonist.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
Before 1760, which statement best describes the colonies?
  1. The coloneis depended upon the British Government.
  2. The Colonies had representation in Parliament.
  3. The colonies had assemblies that passed laws.
  4. The colonies were united into one government.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
Why did the Sons of Liberty hold the Boston Tea Party?
  1. They did not like British Tea.
  2. They were protesting that they had to buy only from the East India Company.
  3. They wanted to start a war with Great Britain.
  4. They claimed it was not them but the Native Americans.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
How did Parliament respond to the colonists' protest against the Stamp Act?
  1. They repealed the Stamp Act.
  2. They increased the tax on paper.
  3. They refused to sell stamps to the colonists.
  4. They arrested those who compolained about the Stamp Act.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
What became evident when the colonists and British troops clashed at Lexington and Concord?
  1. The British soldiers were fearful of the colonial militia.
  2. The British troops were eager to start a war with the colonies.
  3. The colonial militia was no match for the well-trained British troops.
  4. The colonists were willing to fight for the right to govern themselves.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
What did the colonists resent most about the Stamp Act?
  1. The did not blieve in any form of taxation.
  2. They had no representatives to vote on the tax.
  3. People in Great Britain did not have to pay taxes.
  4. People in Great Britain were taxed only on property.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
Which of these was a result of the French and Indian War?
  1. The British government had a large war debt.
  2. The colonists were given their independence.
  3. The Brithish government stayed of colonial politics.
  4. The colonists wer free to move west of the Appalachians.
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.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Leroy72
Grade 8 :: Civil War by walder_B
Who was the General of the South?
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Robert E. Lee
  3. Daniel Websters
  4. Jefferson Davis
Grade 8 :: Civil War by walder_B
Who was the president of the United States during the Civil War?
  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Ulysses S Grant
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