The Antebellum South (1)

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1 Which of the following was NOT TRUE about slavery as a labor system?:
slavery was worth more in terms of investment than all the land in the South.
as slavery spread into the Deep South, wealth and power became more equally shared among the various classes of white southerners.
it was slavery that made possible the South's "mass production" of agriculture products for export.
only a minority of Southerners owned slaves.

2 Manufacturing in the Old South lagged behind that in the North because?:
black labor was incompatible with industry.
white leaders in the South were more concerned with prestige than with profits.
the South lacked important natural resources.
cotton was a more profitable investment.

3 The paternalistic view of slavery held that?:
slavery was a necessary evil that should be phased out as soon as was economically possible.
slavery was a totally unjustifiable abuse of humanity demanding immediate abolition.
slavery was an artifact of a more primitive past that would eventually fade out on its own.
slavery was necessary to keep blacks from developing their superior potential and eventually dominating the white race.
slavery was necessary to protect blacks from the mistreatment and abuse they would receive if they were freed.

4 What lesson did white southerners learn from the Nat Turner Rebellion?:
that slave insurrections were an ever-present threat.
that gradual emancipation was inevitable.
that slaves should not be allowed to work in cities.
that slaves should not be allowed to read the Bible.

5 Hinton R. Helper's The Impending Crisis of the South was intended as?:
a refutation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
an argument against slavery as an economic institution.
a rallying cry against abolitionism.
a condemnation of the violent acts of Preston Brooks.
a rational defense of the practice of slavery.

6 Antislavery sentiment underlay the formation in 1840 of the?:
Democratic Party.
Union Party.
Liberty Party.
Republican Party.
Know-Nothing Party.

7 Which was true of free blacks living in the North during the thirty years prior to the Civil War?:
all Northern states granted free blacks the right to vote.
public facilities were integrated.
economic opportunities for employment matched those given to recent immigrants.
free public education was open to blacks.
racial tensions often exploded into riots.

8 The American Colonization Society was an antislavery organization that?:
advocated racial equality.
sought full political rights for blacks.
favored immediate emancipation.
advocated the forced shipment of freed slaves to Africa.
relied upon governmental action to end slavery.

9 The southern demand that slavery be allowed to expand into the territories seems to have been motivated by the?:
expectation that slavery would be even more profitable in the West than in the South.
fear that free territories could be used as bases for spreading abolitionism into the South.
belief that expansion was necessary to allow the profitable sale of surplus southern slaves.
assumption of southern politicians that they should put forward extreme positions as a tactic in political bargaining with the North.

10 William Lloyd Garrison pledged his dedication to?:
shipping freed blacks back to Africa.
outlawing the slave trade.
preventing the expansion of slavery beyond the South.
the immediate abolition of slavery in the South.