History of americas quiz 2

1 True or False: The Second Middle passage, also known as the domestic slave trade, accounts for the forced migration of 1-2 million slaves being sold between 1820-1860 in the United States.

2 Bacon’s Rebellion instilled fear in Virginia’s ruling class, because:

3 On August 1, 1791, Robert Carter III in his Deed of Gift took legal steps to:

4 The Slavery Paradox is described as:

5 The Indian Removal Act of 1830 gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi. Under these treaties, the Indians were to give up their lands east of the Mississippi in exchange for lands to the west.  Why were these lands east of the Mississippi of such great importance?

6 In 1865 Andrew Johnson put into effect his own plan of Reconstruction, establishing procedures whereby new governments, elected by white voters only, would be created in the South.  Among the first laws passed by the new governments were the Black Codes, which attempted to regulate the lives of the former slaves. These laws granted and denied the freed-people certain rights.  These rights that were granted and denied at the same time included:

7 The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain’s acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War, which forbade all settlement west of a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains. What was the dual purpose of the Proclamation of 1763?

8 On February 2, 1848, the governments of Mexico and United States signed a treaty that effectively ended the Mexican America War, resulting in Mexico loosing half of its territory.  What is the name of the treaty?

9 The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy. This action is also known as:

10 John Locke bought shares in two companies that were involved in the slave trade, the Bahama Adventurers and:

11 The Five Civilized Tribes were the five Native American nations—the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole.  These nations had good relations with the neighboring European settlers.  Why were these nations considered civilized by European settlers during the colonial and early federal period?

12 In Florida, the Black Seminoles led the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history in the Second Black Seminole War (1835-1838).  The uprising peaked in 1836 when hundreds of slaves fled their plantations to join the rebel forces in the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).  Why is the Second Black Seminole War considered partially successful?

13 From 1735 to 1875, there were prominent instances of rebellions and resistance in the Americas. What was the only successful rebellion in North America? 

14 The English philosopher John Locke, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers, was involved with the governance of the colonies and in the great political conflicts in England. Which of the following statements are true about John Locke and the U. S. Constitution?

15 In Notes on the State of Virginia, written in 1781, Thomas Jefferson reflected a divided, even tortured mind on race relations and property. What where Jefferson’s views on race and slavery?

16 This mass uprising of enslaved Africans in September 1739 in South Carolina, took place at a time of rising tensions with Spain and increased restiveness by Africans. The rebellion led to the massacre of dozens of settlers. The authorities thought that what instigated this frightful upsurge was the repeated proclamations issued at St. Augustine (Florida) by His Catholic Majesty Promising freedom to all Africans who deserted from the north. What is the name of this slave revolt?

17 What are the common characteristics of Gabriel’s Conspiracy, Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion, and Nat Turner’s Rebellion?

18 The Southwest portion of the United States has the unique historical characteristic of being part of three historical periods, which are:

19 According to Professor Benjamin Madley, Indian policy in California is best described as an American Genocide. What historical development accelerated the genocide of Native Americans in California?

20 True or False: According to Professor Edward Baptist, the wealth of the South in the pre-Civil War period (enslaved human beings) was 15-20% of the total wealth in the U.S.

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