U.S History Regents Exam Practice Civil War & Reconstruction
Which statement best describes the economic difference between the North and South just prior to the Civil War?
Transportation systems were more developed in the North than in the South.
Before the Civil War, the principle of popular sovereignty was proposed as a means of
Deciding the legalization of slavery in a new state.
Before the Civil War, slavery expanded in the South rather than in the North because
Geographic conditions in the South encouraged the development of large plantations.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free” – Abraham Lincoln, 1858. According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
Sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union.
By the time of the Civil War, slavery had nearly disappeared in the North mainly because
Slavery did not fit the economic interests of the North
What was the most important advantage