Modern History: Unit 1
Name: _______________________________________________ Date: ________
Timeline (5 Points)
Put the following events in order on the timeline. [Events: Stock Market Crash, Korean War, World War I, Civil War &
World War II [Dates: 1861-1865, 1929, 1914-1918, 1939-1945, 1950-1953]
True/False: (7 Points)
_______ The act of placing the interests of your region ahead of the nation as a whole is sectionalism.
_______ The Missouri Compromise opened Missouri to slavery.
_______ In the Compromise of 1850, California entered the Union as a slave state.
_______ The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and allowed settlers in those territories to determine if they would allow slavery within their boundaries.
_______ The Underground Railroad was well established and most active between 1865 and 1875.
_______ In Dred Scott v. Sandford the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott was a slave not a U.S. citizen and as a slave he was the property of his master.
_______ Popular Sovereignty is the idea that political authority belongs to the federal government.
Fill in the Blank: (8 Points) Place the letter/concept that best describes the region prior to the Civil War.
Economy based on slavery & plantations
Constantly New Settlers
Connected by rail and telegraph
Cotton exports bring money
Industry & Manufacturing
West: _____, ______, ______
South: _____, ______
North: _____, ______, ______