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US History Multiple Choice

Question 1
One argument against annexing Texas to the United States was that the annexation
a. could involve the country in a series of ruinous wars in America and Europe.
b. might give more power to the supporters of slavery.
c. was not supported by the people of Texas.
d. offered little of political or economic value to America.

Question 2
All of the following were true of slavery in the South except that
a. slave life on the frontier was harder than that of life in the more settled areas.
b. a distinctive African American slave culture developed.
c. a typical planter had too much of his own prosperity riding on the backs of his slaves to beat them on a regular basis.
d. most slaves were raised in single unstable parent households.

Question 3
All the following were true of the American economy under Cotton Kingdom except
a. cotton accounted for half the value of all American exports after 1840.
b. the South produced more than half the entire world's supply of cotton.
c. 75% of the British supply of cotton came from the South.
d. the South reaped all the profits from the cotton trade.

Question 4
All of the following were weaknesses of the slave plantation system except that
a. it relied on a one-crop economy.
b. it repelled a large-scale European immigration.
c. it stimulated racism among poor whites.
d. its land continued to remain in the hands of the small farmers.

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Question 1
One argument against annexing Texas to the United States was that the annexation
a. could involve the country in a series of ruinous wars in America and Europe.
b. might give more power to the supporters of slavery.
c. was not supported by the people of Texas.
d. offered little of political or economic value to America.

B - At the time there was a balance between slave and non-slave states in the US and slavery was legal in Texas so the annexation of Texas threatened to give more power to the supporters of slavery.

Question 2
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