Know the early 19th-century American history

In this quiz, you will find early 19th-century American history. We have included the Louisiana purchase, the Lewis-Clark expedition, the war of 1812, the Antebellum period, and the slavery period. You will find the quiz questions from all these events.

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Before the Louisiana Purchase, what was the western boundary of the United States?

the Pacific ocean

the Missouri river

the Rocky mountains

the Mississippi river

In the map above, Louisiana purchase is shown.

In what year did the Louisiana Purchase take place?





In 1800, where did most Americans live?

along the Mississippi River

west of the Appalachian Mountains

near the Atlantic Coast

along the Gulf of Mexico

Which president arranged the Lewis and Clark expedition?

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

John Adams

Abraham Lincoln

The war of 1812 began in June of 1812 when ##United States## declared war on ##Great Britain##.

France Germany United States Great Britain

Which president signed the declaration of war on Great Britain in 1812?

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

Abraham Lincoln

James Monroe

The time between 1820 and 1860 is called the antebellum period. What does antebellum mean?

After a war


Before a war


By 1860, there were almost four million enslaved African American people in the United States. What is an enslaved person?

A person who works for someone else for 4 to 7 years.

A person who is drafted into the army.

A person who is a criminal.

A person who is owned by someone else.

In 1852, the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe published an antislavery novel called Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Antislavery means "opposed to slavery." The book went on to be the best-selling novel of the antebellum period. What conclusion might historians draw from the novel's success?

Only a few novels were published in the antebellum United States.

Most Americans in the antebellum period didn’t know how to read.

Many Americans in the antebellum period cared about the slavery.

Most Americans in the antebellum period ignored the issue of slavery.

At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the delegates had many disagreements about the issue of slavery. One was whether to make the international slave trade illegal.

Which of the following is an example of the international slave trade?

taking enslaved people from African countries to sell in the United States.

taking enslaved people from Virginia countries to sell in the Alabama.

taking enslaved people from one part of Tennessee countries to sell in the other part of Tennessee.

taking enslaved people from Northern states countries to sell in the Southern States.

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Title: Know the early 19th-century American history
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