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CLEP U.S. History

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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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. Who invented the cotton gin?






2. The temperance movement regulated what?






3. Louisa May Alcott was known as...






4. Horace Mann fought for...






5. Who wrote 'Common Sense'?






6. Which Amendment protects freedom of religion - speech - press - etc.?






7. Dred Scott was...






8. Which President had a largely abolitionist cause?






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






10. Nathanier Hawthorne was known as...






11. Renaissance means?






12. Who was first to discover the new world?






13. Henry David Thoreau was known as...






14. Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as...






15. Columbus sailed for what country?






16. Who wrote 'Walden'?






17. The Three-fifths Compromise refers to what?






18. The Emancipation Proclamation did what?






19. What were the names of Columbus' ships?






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






21. Who wrote 'The Star Spangled Banner'?






22. Which Amendment guarantees due process?






23. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?






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






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






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






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






28. Herman Melville was known as...






29. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as...






30. Walt Whitman was known as...






31. Who wrote 'The Federalist Papers'?






32. Dorothea Dix reformed...






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






34. What did the Emancipation Proclamation NOT do?






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






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






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






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






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






40. Which Amendment awards power to individual states?






41. Lincoln was assaassinated by?






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






43. The Morill Tariff Act did what?






44. Currier and Ives were known as...






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






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






47. John Greenleaf Whittier was known as...






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






49. Who was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender'?






50. Edgar Allan Poe was known as ...