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CHAPTER 12 11) Which of the following statements about

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CHAPTER 12

11) Which of the following statements about slavery as an economic institution in the 1840s and
1850s is true?
A) The price of slaves rose dramatically from 1820.
B) The domestic slave trade almost disappeared in these years.
C) The slave trade had little impact on slaves' lives.
D) Ownership of slaves became more widespread than in 1820.
E) The price of slaves fell dramatically after 1820.

12) What was family life like for typical southern planters in the early 19th century?
A) Plantation wives were supposed to be "ladies," with few responsibilities.
B) Husbands and wives had rigidly defined separate spheres.
C) Slaveholding families were unlike northern families with similar status.
D) Children (black and white) were raised by white servants.
E) Southern planters were rapidly adopting the new consumer culture in which they
purchased most food and clothing in stores rather than producing it themselves.

13) In the 1830s, Nat Turner gained notoriety as the leader of the
A) scientific agriculture movement in the South.
B) antislavery forces in New England .
C) early immigrant rights movement in Boston .
D) most sensational slave uprising in the early 19th century.
E) secessionist wing of the Southern Democrats.

14) According to "American Lives," the slave Isabella Van Wagnenan
A) never had to worry about having any of her children sold away from her.
B) was treated decently and fairly by the whites who claimed to own her.
C) became a leading anti-slavery feminist and changed her name to Sojourner Truth.
D) was a religious skeptic who was contemptuous of the religious ferment around her.
E) used the pen name Sojourner Truth for her best-selling autobiography.

15) Most of the industrial workers in the mid-19th century
A) lived in clean, modern company housing.
B) were abolitionists because they realized their common bond of oppression with blacks.
C) were quick to join labor unions and demand decent wages.
D) lived in the crowded, squalid slums springing up in major cities.
E) were able to have small vegetable gardens and a few chickens.

16) The growth of American unions in the antebellum era was retarded by
A) widespread employment of women and children in unskilled jobs.
B) workers' class consciousness of themselves as an industrial proletariat.
C) traditional European values shared by many immigrants.
D) the lack of opportunity for most workers to better their lives.
E) the view that working for wages was a prime example of American republicanism.

17) According to your text, the major paradox of American society before the Civil War was that
most Americans continued to
A) believe in egalitarian democracy, even though society was becoming more stratified and
the economic and social distances between the top and bottom of society were growing.
B) claim they were Christians, even though the percentage who were active church
members was declining dramatically.
C) vote and have faith in the national government, despite how it almost entirely avoided
the divisive sectional issues of the day.
D) think of themselves as immigrants having deep connections with Europe , even though
they no longer retained any ties of culture and language with the country from which
their ancestors emigrated.
E) believe in that political leaders should be examples of virtuous self-restraint like George
Washington, yet voted for candidates who were dissolute demagogues.

18) Public aid for railroad financing before 1860
A) did not occur prior to the Civil War.
B) paid for about three-fourths of all railroad constructions.
C) was outlawed by Congress.
D) took many forms including loans, investments, and special exemptions.
E) was strongly resisted by almost all levels of government.

19) Cyrus Hall McCormick played the leading role in perfecting the
A) scythe.
B) iron plowshare.
C) mechanical reaper.
D) corn planter.
E) seed drill.

20) Between the mid-1840s and the mid-1850s, the American economy
A) experienced one of the most remarkable periods of growth in the history of the world.
B) continued to stagnate as the result of the Panic of 1837.
C) had absolutely none of the features of Henry Clay's "American System."
D) reflected the general mood of caution and pessimism.
E) suffered a series of severe depressions which halted and reversed previous economic
progress.
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