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Pre-Civil War - African-American History (Grade 4)

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Pre-Civil War - African-American History

The first Africans who were brought to the United States were treated more like indentured servants and could earn their freedom after working a certain number of years.
  1. True
  2. False
What was Crispus Attucks known for?
  1. For being a British Redcoat
  2. For being the person who invented the cotton gin
  3. For leading a slave revolt
  4. Being the first Patriot killed in the Revolutionary War
Who was Estevanico?
  1. A Spanish conquistador.
  2. An African slave who accompanied early Spanish explorers.
  3. The first man to live in Haiti.
  4. A free man who helped conquer the Aztecs.
What was the Middle Passage?

What is true about Olaudah Equiano?
  1. He survived coming to America on a slave ship.
  2. His master hit him in the head with a heavy weight.
  3. He published his life story in a book.
  4. He helped slaves escape to freedom in the North.
Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to do what?
  1. Design dresses
  2. Get a college degree
  3. Escape to Canada
  4. Write a book that was published
What was the name for the group of people who were against slavery in the 1800s?
  1. conductors
  2. inventors
  3. abolitionists
  4. immigrants
Uncle Tom's Cabin convinced many Northerners that
  1. Slaves were treated better than factory workers
  2. Slavery was necessary
  3. Slavery was wrong
  4. Slaves were well treated
What things were Harriet Tubman known for?
  1. Being the "Moses" of the Underground Railroad
  2. Helping over 300 other people escape to freedom
  3. Planning a slave revolt in the South
  4. Being a spy for the North in the Civil War
John Brown was known for trying to start a slave revolt.
  1. True
  2. False
What did the Fugitive Slave Law require?
  1. That all people (even in free states) help to return runaway slaves to their owners.
  2. That slaves who made it to the Northern states were free.
  3. That all slaves could try to get to freedom.
  4. That people in the North did not have to help return runaway slaves to their owners.
Why did Dred Scott not win his court case for his freedom?
  1. Because he had been a slave before being in a free state.
  2. Because he was married to a slave.
  3. Because he did not have a good lawyer.
  4. Because the courts said he was "property" and had no rights to freedom.
What president is known for the abolition of slavery?

List four facts about Sojourner Truth.

Write a short paragraph about why Frederick Douglass was important to the cause of ending slavery.

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