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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Early National Era Questions

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Grade 5 Early National Era
Which side did Tecumseh support during the War of 1812?
  1. French
  2. English
  3. American
  4. He did not participate.
Grade 5 Early National Era
For many of the tribes, the Trail of Tears ended in which modern-day state?
  1. Texas
  2. Kansas
  3. Wyoming
  4. Oklahoma
Grade 5 Early National Era
After a year of study, Benjamin Banneker was able to correctly predict the date of the next solar eclipse.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
About 4,000 Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Daniel Shays led armed groups of farmers in attacks on courthouses in the hope of
  1. stopping the courts from seizing any more of the farmers' property.
  2. allowing the states to form their own militias.
  3. collecting money to buy tools and seeds for planting.
  4. passing land ordinances to divide their land fairly.
Grade 5 Early National Era
Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett argued against the passing of the Indian Removal Act.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Place a checkmark in the column of the place which answers the questions about the National Road.
Washington DC Saint Louis, Missouri Cumberland, Maryland Vandalia, Illinois
Where did the National Road begin?
Where did the National Road end?
Grade 5 Early National Era
The Northeast Indian War ended after which battle?
  1. Piqua
  2. Thames
  3. Tippecanoe
  4. Fallen Timbers
Grade 5 Early National Era
The United States Constitution was written in what year?
  1. 1776
  2. 1787
  3. 1794
  4. 1803
Grade 5 Early National Era
In response to Nat Turner's rebellion, laws were passed banning the practice of teaching slaves to read or write.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Benjamin Banneker was loaned materials by George Ellicott so that he could study which field?
  1. Geology
  2. Medicine
  3. Astronomy
  4. Meteorology
Grade 5 Early National Era
What event prompted the removal of the Cherokee from Georgia?
  1. Supreme Court Case Worcester v Georgia
  2. murder of a large plantation owner by Cherokee raiders
  3. discovery of gold near the town of Dahlonega, Georgia
  4. Cherokee alliance with the Seminoles during the Seminole Wars
Grade 5 Early National Era
Andrew Jackson initially opposed the removal of the Native American tribes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
The 2,000 miles of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail cross how many states?
  1. 5
  2. 7
  3. 9
  4. 11
Grade 5 Early National Era
Between 1816 and 1840, there were over three thousand miles of canals built in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
Answer the following questions about the Erie Canal.
Erie, Pennsylvania Buffalo, New York Cleveland, Ohio Albany, New York
What is the beginning point of the Erie Canal?
What is the end point of the Erie Canal?
Grade 5 Early National Era
One of the major problems in constructing the Erie Canal was the fact that the land at the Atlantic Ocean is over six hundred feet higher than it is around Lake Erie.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
The National Road was constructed by the Federal Government.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
A canal is a natural waterway.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Early National Era
What was the main factor contributing to the decline in the importance of the National Road in the 1850s?
  1. railroads provided faster transportation
  2. crumbling pavement made it impossible to use
  3. a national depression made it so that people could not afford the journey
  4. tensions with American Indians in the west made travelers afraid to use the road
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