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The Impending Crisis of the South: Summary & Analysis

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Where did Hinton Rowan Helper cite information to support the claims in his book?

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1. According to Hinton Rowan Helper, slavery did all of the following, EXCEPT:

2. Which political party used The Impending Crisis of the South as propaganda?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Impending Crisis of the South outlined the major economic differences arising between the North and South before the Civil War. This quiz will help you assess your understanding of the publication, its conclusions, and how it shaped the political arena of the era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment helps you gauge your understanding of the importance of Helper's book, including:

  • Research resources cited
  • Conclusion regarding the slave economy
  • Political interest

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the political importance of Helper's The Impending Crisis of the South from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Helper's research resources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding Helper's views on the impact of slavery on the South and what slave owners should do about it

Additional Learning

To learn more about this publication and its impact on history, review the lesson titled The Impending Crisis of the South: Summary & Analysis. This lesson goes in depth on the work, by covering the following topics:

  • Slavery and the economy in context
  • Helper's research conclusions
  • Importance compared to other similar works
  • Use in political campaigns
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