SAT US History Practice Test: 13 National Expansion and Sectional Division, 1830–1850

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1. Between 1830 and 1850, the United States gained land that would become all the following present-day states EXCEPT:

A. California
B. North Dakota
C. Washington
D. Oregon
E. Texas

2. The Gold Rush of 1849 had all the following immediate effects on California society EXCEPT:

A. The population became more ethnically diverse.
B. Many entrepreneurs made their fortunes from the miners.
C. The population grew by many thousands.
D. More and more people turned to farming to make a living.
E. Society became violent and lawless.

3. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made it legal to do which of the following?

A. Prevent an African American from testifying in his or her own defense
B. Help a slave escape to a free state
C. Become a free person simply by crossing the border into a free state
D. Join the Free-Soil Party and speak out in favor of abolition
E. Execute any slave who was proved to have escaped from his or her owner