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Slavery in America Quiz

Slavery in America Quiz

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Which of the following is an example of how slavery was opposed and combated in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War (1800–1860)?

Abolitionist groups were formed throughout the Northern states.
Anti-slavery newspapers were established.
All of the above.

The Underground Railroad was:

A way to transport goods between states more efficiently
America’s first subway system
A network created by abolitionists to help slaves escape to the North, where slavery was outlawed

Which of the following statements was true of Southern farmers in the early 1800s?

The majority of Southern farmers relied upon slaves to run their farms.
The majority of Southern farmers did not own any slaves.
The majority of Southern farmers did not own the land they farmed.

Which of the following was true of slave marriages in the South?

Slave marriages held full, legal standing.
Slave marriages could prevent partners from being separated by sale.
None of the above

Congress’s ban on the international African slave trade in 1808 meant that:

Slavery began to slowly fade away as the current population of slaves died off
The era of slavery was officially over in America
The slave population was maintained with the children of slaves

What was the purpose of the “slave codes” that were passed in Southern states in the mid-1800s?

To prevent slave rebellion
To give slaves access to a basic education
To provide a secret means of communication for the slave owners

What was the result of Nat Turner’s Rebellion in August of 1831?

Nat Turner and his fellow slave rebels escaped to freedom in the North.
Nat Turner and a team of Northern abolitionists stormed the Virginia Statehouse to protest slavery in the South.
Following the violent uprising that left nearly sixty whites dead, Turner and 16 of his fellow slave rebels were caught

What was the purpose of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?

To legally classify runaway slaves as stolen pieces of property that had to be recovered and returned to their owners
To guarantee escaped slaves their freedom should they make it to a free state
To force slaves who had been convicted of crimes to serve long prison terms

What was the public reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act in the North?

Most Northerners sought to abide by the Act even though they disapproved of it.
States in the North unanimously repealed the Act within the first month of its passage.
Northerners generally resisted the Act by refusing to comply with it; some even organized efforts to help fugitive slave

What was the goal of the American Colonization Society?

To establish new American colonies in South America.
To create new colonies on the American frontier for free blacks.
To help free-born American blacks move to Africa.

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