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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 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
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
Which French leader sold the Louisiana territory?
  1. Louis XVI
  2. Charles X
  3. Napoleon I
  4. Louis Napoleon
Grade 8 US History
Which branch of the U.S. government is responsible for making and passing laws?
  1. Executive branch
  2. Judicial branch
  3. Legislative branch
  4. Administrative branch
Grade 8 Great Depression
Which financial reform act was passed in response to the Wall Street Crash and subsequent Great Depression?
  1. Social Security Act
  2. Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  3. Federal Reserve Act of 1913
  4. Wagner Act
Grade 8 Great Depression
What is one term used to describe the practice of buying stocks with borrowed money in the hope of making a quick profit?
  1. What is one term used to describe the practice of buying stocks with borrowed money in the hope of making a quick profit?
  2. Margin trading
  3. Long-term investing
  4. Bear market strategy
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 Great Depression
What was one of the major causes of the Wall Street Crash?
  1. Widespread government regulation
  2. A surplus of consumer goods
  3. A lack of speculative trading
  4. Over-speculation in the stock market
Grade 8 US History
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 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
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