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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 Colonial Period
What did Virginians call their first representative assembly?
  1. The House of Burgesses
  2. The House of Representstives
  3. The House of Commons
  4. The House of Planters
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Civil War
Who led the federal forces during the John Brown Raid?
  1. U.S. Grant
  2. Jefferson Davis
  3. Zachary Taylor
  4. Robert E. Lee
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which treaty ended the American Revolutionary War?
  1. Treaty of Virginia
  2. Treaty of Paris in 1783
  3. Treaty of San Lorenzo
  4. Treaty of Louisiana
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which political party was supported primarily by manufacturers, traders, and those from the North?
  1. Democratic-Republicans
  2. Federalists
  3. Anti-Federalists
  4. Republicans
Grade 8 Civil War
Early in the Civil War, what did Lincoln say was the purpose?
  1. the abolition of slavery
  2. to force the South to become an independent nation
  3. to destroy Southern plantations
  4. to save the Union
Grade 8 Early National Era
What was the name of the rebellion which showed the people 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
What made freeing the slave a new focus for the Civil War?
  1. The Battle of Vicksburg
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Battle of Bull Run
  4. The Fugitive Slave Act
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was an example of a Northern advantage in the Civil War?
  1. The war was fought mostly on Northern soil.
  2. The North owned about 90 percent of the Nation's factories.
  3. Most Northerners had experience riding horses.
  4. Some of the most brilliant officers in the United States Army were from the North.
Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Who was the philanthropist who built more than 2000 libraries worldwide?
  1. George Washington
  2. Andrew Carnegie
  3. Henry Ford
  4. John D. Rockefeller
Grade 8 Early National Era
What is the name of the treaty that ended the War of 1812?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Treaty of 1812
  4. Pinckney's Treaty
Grade 8 Jacksonian Era
What did suffrage mean during the "Jacksonian Democracy"?
  1. the right for ALL white male citizens to vote
  2. the right for ALL Americans to vote
  3. the right for ALL African Americans to vote
  4. the right for ALL women to vote
Grade 8 Civil War
Who raided the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry hoping to incite a slave rebellion?
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. John Brown
  4. Frederick Douglas
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the leader of the Federalist Party?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. James Madison
  3. James Monroe
  4. Alexander Hamilton
Grade 8 Civil War
The first shot of the Civil War was fired at                  
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredericksburg
  3. Chancellorsville
  4. Fort Sumter
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Virginia Plan called for a bicameral legislature with representation in both houses being based on what?
  1. equal representation
  2. each state getting only one vote
  3. population
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 Reconstruction
How long did Reconstruction last?
  1. 1864-1877
  2. 1865-1877
  3. 1812-1877
  4. 1863-1877
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