U.S history questions! please help!?

these are the questions for the test and i need help really bad! please! i will give you so many points.

1. the spoils system increased the presidents power by allowing them to do what?

2. goals/views of the second great awakening

3. why did jefferson send lewis and clark west?

4. which group was forcibly relocated during the "trail of tears"?

5. who were the warhawks and what did they want?

6. what's the significance of Marbury v.s Madison?

7. what territory did the u.s gain under the treaty of Guadeloupe?

8. what about the election of abraham lincoln to the presidency angered so many southerners?

9. what were the contributing factors that led to the start of the civil war?

10. what did eli whitney invent?

11. in what region of the us did Missouri compromise address the issue of slavery?

12. what territory did the missouri compromise address the issue of slavery?

13. what did the abolitionists want?

14. under popular sovereignty who would decide whether slavery would be allowed in a territory?

15. what was john browns goal at harpers ferry?

16. what is nat turner famous for?

17. which president was impeached during reconstruction?

18. when the war beings, what's Lincoln's main goal?

19. the north- which states, president, generals, capital city advantages

20. the south-which states president,generals, capital city, advantages?

21. which were the border states?

22. why the battle of Gettysburg turning point in war?

23. what was the significance of the battle of Vicksburg?

24. what did the supreme court decide in the Dred Scott decision?

25. provisions of reconstruction act of 1867

26. how did free-soilers view slavery and african americans?

27. what was the unions three part plan to conquer the south?

28. besides freeing slaves, how did the emancipation proclamation change the north's view of war?

29. farmers who have most of their harvest to the landowners in exchange for the use of land were called?

30. what was the aim of the total was as practiced by the union?

31. what did the radical republicans hope to achieve through reconstruction?

32. why were the reconstruction efforts resisted by most southerners?

33. who/what were carpetbaggers?

34. why did the federal government send union troops into the south?

35. what did the 13th 14th and 15th amendments say/do?

what was the significance of the union troops leaving the south as a result of the compromise of 1877?

use a word to describe Lincoln's original plan for reconstruction, which Johnson largely followed.

why did reconstruction fail?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Giving jobs to his loyal voters.

    2. American Christians took it upon themselves to reform society during this period. Known commonly as antebellum reform, this phenomenon included reforms in temperance, women's rights, abolitionism, and a multitude of other questions faced by society.

    Historians stress the understanding common among participants of reform as being a part of God's plan.

    As a result, individual Christians contemplated their roles in society in purifying the world through the individuals to whom they could bring salvation.

    3. Originally intended to determine exactly what was obtained in the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition laid much of the groundwork for the Westward Expansion of the United States.

    4. Native Americans, specifically the Choctaw Nation.

    5. War Hawk is a term originally used to describe a member of the House of Representatives of the Twelfth Congress of the United States who advocated waging war against Great Britain in the War of 1812.

    Today, a war hawk is someone who actively supports a war.

    6. It's a landmark case in United States law.

    It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.

    7. The cession that the treaty facilitated included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah, and, depending on one's point of view, Texas.

    8. The south depended on slave labor, Lincoln wanted to end slavery.

    9. Lincoln's victory in the presidential election of 1860 triggered South Carolina's declaration of secession.


    10. Best known for his invention of the cotton gin.

    11. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30' north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.

    12. It involved primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.

    13. The end of the slave trade and emancipate slaves.

    The Abolitionist Movement set in motion actions in every state to abolish slavery.

    14. Hmm. I don't know for sure - you might find it here though:


    15. It was an attempt by (white abolitionist) John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in 1859. It failed!

    16. Nat Turner was an American slave who led a slave rebellion that resulted in 55 deaths, the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising in the antebellum southern United States.

    He gathered supporters in Southampton County, Virginia.

    Turner's methodical slaughter of white civilians during the uprising makes his legacy controversial.

    17. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 after violating the then-newly created Tenure of Office Act.

    President Johnson was acquitted by the Senate.

    18. To keep the Union together.


    19. The North:


    20. The South:


    21. The term border states refers to the five slave states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and West Virginia, which bordered a free state and were aligned with the Union.

    22. As part of the Gettysburg Campaign, it was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point.

    The two armies suffered between 46,000 and 51,000 casualties!


    23. The Siege of Vicksburg was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    Grant besieged the city beginning on May 25.

    With no re-enforcement, supplies nearly gone, and after holding out for more than forty days, the garrison finally surrendered on July 4.

    24. His case was based on the fact that he and his wife Harriet Scott were slaves, but had lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal, including Illinois and Minnesota (which was then part of the Wisconsin Territory).

    The United States Supreme Court ruled seven to two against Scott, finding that neither he, nor any person of African ancestry, could claim citizenship in the United States, and that therefore Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules.

    Moreover, Scott's temporary residence outside Missouri did not effect his emancipation under the Missouri Compromise, since reaching that result would deprive Scott's owner of his property.

    25. The acts' main points included:

    * Creation of five military districts in the seceded states not including Tennessee, which had ratified the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and was readmitted to the Union

    * Requiring congressional approval for new state constitutions (which were required for Confederate states to rejoin the Union)

    * Confederate states give voting rights to all men.

    * All former Confederate states must ratify the 14th Amendment.

    I cannot do any more.

    You need to divide these questions up and post them individually.

    You will get more responses that way too.

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    4 years ago

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