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CLEP U.S. History

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Which Amendment protects freedom of religion - speech - press - etc.?






2. Who was a key conductor in the Underground Railroad?






3. Which President had a largely abolitionist cause?






4. Which Amendment is about the right to bear arms?






5. What is one of the greatest discoveries of the time in manufacturing?






6. Nathanier Hawthorne was known as...






7. The men who attended the Constitutional Convention to create a government were known as:






8. She called for social and political equality for women.






9. The Emancipation Proclamation did what?






10. Louisa May Alcott was known as...






11. The gold rush of 1849 sent settlers to what state?






12. Who wrote 'Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania'?






13. What were the names of Columbus' ships?






14. Walt Whitman was known as...






15. Who wrote 'Walden'?






16. Who wrote 'The Federalist Papers'?






17. While men were away at war - women did what?






18. What did the Emancipation Proclamation NOT do?






19. Herman Melville was known as...






20. Lincoln was assaassinated by?






21. Which Amendment guarantees due process?






22. The Morill Tariff Act did what?






23. Which preacher did skits and dramatizations in his sermons?






24. Renaissance means?






25. Dred Scott was...






26. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?






27. Who was first to discover the new world?






28. The Three-fifths Compromise refers to what?






29. Henry David Thoreau was known as...






30. Who wrote 'Ten Nights in a Barroom and What I Saw There'?






31. Who gave the sermon 'City upon a Hill'?






32. The temperance movement regulated what?






33. Who wrote 'Common Sense'?






34. John Greenleaf Whittier was known as...






35. Which Amendment awards power to individual states?






36. When the French demanded tribute from America before speaking with ambassadors it was called...






37. Edgar Allan Poe was known as ...






38. Columbus sailed for what country?






39. Horace Mann fought for...






40. The idea that one branch of government is supervised by another is called...






41. Who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'?






42. Who wrote 'The Star Spangled Banner'?






43. Dorothea Dix reformed...






44. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as...






45. Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as...






46. Who was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender'?






47. Who invented the cotton gin?






48. The person who assassinated Lincoln shouted the following after committing the murder 'Sic simper tyrannis'. What does it mean?






49. What percentage of the civil war army was African American?






50. Which Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial?