SAT US History Practice Test: 12 The Market Revolution, 1812–1845

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1. All these inventions helped revolutionize the U.S. economy in the early nineteenth century EXCEPT:

A. the cotton gin
B. the locomotive
C. the incandescent lightbulb
D. the steamboat
E. the spinning jenny

2. Which of the following social classes did NOT make up a significant part of Southern society?

A. Wealthy planters
B. Immigrants
C. Slaves
D. Small farmers
E. Poor whites

3. Which of the following was the primary reason for the wave of Irish immigration in the 1840s?

A. Desire to buy land
B. Desire for economic opportunity
C. Widespread starvation in the wake of the potato famine
D. Religious oppression
E. Political oppression from Great Britain