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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Civil War
The Republican Party was founded in part due to the failure of which compromise meant to avert a civil war?
  1. Missouri Compromise
  2. Kansas Nebraska Act
  3. Compromise of 1850
  4. Grand Compromise
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which French leader sold the Louisiana territory?
  1. Louis XVI
  2. Charles X
  3. Napoleon I
  4. Louis Napoleon
Grade 8 Civil Rights
In 1952, Medgar Evers joined which organization to advocate for civil rights?
  1. Council of Federated Organizations
  2. Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  3. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Grade 8 Early National Era
What was the name of the rebellion which showed that the Articles of Confederation did not work?
  1. Whiskey Rebellion
  2. Washington's Rebellion
  3. Shays' Rebellion
  4. Constitutional Rebellion
Grade 8 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued after which Union victory?
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredricksburg
  3. Antietam
  4. Vicksburg
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 Civil War
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first major leadership role during the Civil Rights Movement came during which event?
  1. March on Washington
  2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  3. Watergate
  4. Selma to Montgomery March
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