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  • 1. 
    Which of the following did Hamilton and Jefferson have in common?
    • A. 

      Faith in republican society

    • B. 

      Faith in the common man

    • C. 

      Belief that the national government should be strong

    • D. 

      Great respect for the purity of the British constitution

    • E. 

      Fears of the effect of the French revolution on American society

  • 2. 
    The frenchmen who travelled deep into the North American interior in search of furs were knwn as
    • A. 

      Conquistadores

    • B. 

      Mulattos

    • C. 

      Encomenderos

    • D. 

      Coureurs de bois

    • E. 

      Envahir

  • 3. 
    The foundation of John Locke's philosophy was that human beings
    • A. 

      Derive their rights from nature

    • B. 

      Have rights that are granted by the government

    • C. 

      Determine their own rights

    • D. 

      Derive their rights from God

    • E. 

      Are granted their rights by their King

  • 4. 
    Fort Duquesne was renamed
    • A. 

      Cleveland

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh

    • D. 

      Minneapolis

    • E. 

      New Brunswick

  • 5. 
    Civil Liberties
    • A. 

      Freedoms that are not specified in the Constitution of in statutory laws, but make up the unwritten Constitution

    • B. 

      The rights to vote and participate in the political process in democracy

    • C. 

      Laws that provide and set limits on one's freedoms

    • D. 

      Citizens' rights to equal treatment under the law

    • E. 

      Individual legan and constitutional protections against the government

  • 6. 
    In the case of ______, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bill of Rights restrained only the national government, not states or cities.
    • A. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

    • B. 

      Barron v. Baltimore

    • C. 

      New York v. United States

    • D. 

      Engle v. Vitale

    • E. 

      Gitlow v. New York

  • 7. 
    The major source of Anglo-French conflict in the colonies was
    • A. 

      International naval supremacy

    • B. 

      An ongoing argument about relations and treaties with Native Americans

    • C. 

      Political grievances

    • D. 

      Control of the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys

    • E. 

      Slavery

  • 8. 
    The American Revolution
    • A. 

      Strongly reflected the widespread class conflict that would eventually lead to deadly riots for two generations

    • B. 

      Was heavily influenced be the earlier French Revolution

    • C. 

      Was very similar to te French, Russian, and Iranian Revolutions

    • D. 

      Was an essentially conservative movement that did not drastically alter the colonists' way of life

    • E. 

      Was a radical movement that drastically altered the colonists' way of life

  • 9. 
    At the time of Columbus's first voyage in 1492,
    • A. 

      No one thought he would find anything

    • B. 

      No European nation had any interest in exploration

    • C. 

      Most educated Europeans believed the earth was flat

    • D. 

      The Catholic Church condemned this kind of exploration

    • E. 

      Most educated Europeans did not believe the earth was flat.

  • 10. 
    Which of the followind would Alexander Hamilton have proposed?
    • A. 

      The purchase of western lands

    • B. 

      Strong diplomatic ties with France

    • C. 

      Giving the common man the right to vote

    • D. 

      Providing governmental subsides to manufacturers

    • E. 

      Modeling the banking system on the Germal model

  • 11. 
    Alexander Hamilton failed to achieve his economic policy objectives in his attempt to secure
    • A. 

      Creation of a national bank

    • B. 

      Passage of a protective tariff

    • C. 

      Approval of a standardizd currency schedule

    • D. 

      Funding of the national debt

    • E. 

      Assumption of the state debts

  • 12. 
    The attitude of King James I toward tobacco
    • A. 

      Showed that, in the end, he valued revenue more than good health.

    • B. 

      Demonstrated his concern for the health of the people

    • C. 

      Wasstrongly influenced by his own habit of smoking

    • D. 

      Changed very little during his course of his reign

    • E. 

      Was influenced by its religious usage

  • 13. 
    What sixteenth-century European upheaval had a profound impact upon England's settlement of the New World?
    • A. 

      The experience of the Marian exiles

    • B. 

      The War of the Roses

    • C. 

      The Crusades

    • D. 

      The Hundred Years' War

    • E. 

      The Reformation

  • 14. 
    The American Revoluton was based upon the ideas of
    • A. 

      Intellectual slaves

    • B. 

      Intellectual frontiersmen

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      European political thinkers

    • E. 

      American farmers

  • 15. 
    American colonists, in the years just after the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, could be characterized best as
    • A. 

      Optimistic about the future

    • B. 

      Trying to rebuild

    • C. 

      Eager fro independence from Great Britain

    • D. 

      Hostile toward the British

    • E. 

      Apathetic about colonial-British relations

  • 16. 
    The significance of Gitlow v. New York (1925) was that
    • A. 

      A provision of the Bill of RIghts was applied to the states for the first time.

    • B. 

      The national government was prevented from violating the Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      A state constitution had precedence over the U.S. Constitution

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights was interpreted as restraining only the national government and not cities and states

    • E. 

      The U.S. Constitution has precedence over the state constitution within the state

  • 17. 
    England passed the Coercive Acts in response to
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Declaratory Act

    • C. 

      The colonial boycott of the Stamp Act

    • D. 

      The Tea Act

    • E. 

      The American victory at Saratoga

  • 18. 
    The major source of information for the colonists was
    • A. 

      Books

    • B. 

      Newspapers

    • C. 

      The market place

    • D. 

      Church meetings

    • E. 

      The town crier

  • 19. 
    The Declaration of Independence argued that
    • A. 

      Nations are indivisible and people must never secede from their mother nation

    • B. 

      People should revolt when they suffer deep injustices

    • C. 

      The British parliament was to blame for the evils imposed upon the colonists

    • D. 

      Revolution is justifiable whenever people become angry with their government

  • 20. 
    What was the original, sole, and express purpose of the convention in Philadelphia?
    • A. 

      Reise the Articles of Confederation

    • B. 

      Choose the 1st president

    • C. 

      Negotiate the peace treaty with Great Britain

    • D. 

      Abolish the Articles of Confederation

    • E. 

      Grant women the right to vote

  • 21. 
    Enumerated good
    • A. 

      Were not covered under the Navigation Acts.

    • B. 

      Had to be counted or weighed by a royal official before export.

    • C. 

      Were restricted to trade in the Western Hemisphere.

    • D. 

      Could be sold the to the mother country.

    • E. 

      Could only be sold to foregin nations if transported on English ships.

  • 22. 
    The Bank of the United States was based on the doctrine of
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Strict construction

    • C. 

      Implied powers

    • D. 

      States' rights

    • E. 

      Judicial review

  • 23. 
    Working behind the scence to inform the British of John Jay's intentions in treaty negotiations was
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Ben Franklin

    • E. 

      Edmund Genet

  • 24. 
    All of the following contributed to the rise of nation-states in Europe in the 15th century EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Population growth

    • B. 

      A general prosperity

    • C. 

      A centralization of political authority under a monarchy

    • D. 

      The effects of Renaissance

    • E. 

      Feudalism

  • 25. 
    Although women arrived in Jamestown as early as 1608, the majority of immigrants to the colony were
    • A. 

      Anglican missionaries

    • B. 

      Young, single males who came as indentured servants

    • C. 

      Catholics fleeing persecution

    • D. 

      Wealthy aristocrats

    • E. 

      Prosperous merchants

  • 26. 
    Most Spanish colonists were
    • A. 

      Incredibly racist

    • B. 

      Wealthy families

    • C. 

      Unconcerned about economic opportunities

    • D. 

      More radically tolerant than their Enlgish counterparts

    • E. 

      Unwilling to have contact with native groups

  • 27. 
    As originally established by the Constitution, the House of Representatives had how many members from each state?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      Depended on the state's population

    • E. 

      None

  • 28. 
    Samuel Adams' role prior to 1774 can be best decribed as
    • A. 

      Guerilla fighter

    • B. 

      Pragmatist

    • C. 

      Compromiser

    • D. 

      Pacifier

    • E. 

      Genuine revolutuonary

  • 29. 
    The treaty of Paris of 1783
    • A. 

      Established the American borders of the Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      Allowed Americans the opportunity for an independent nation

    • C. 

      Did not provide a favorable conclusion to the war

    • D. 

      Ensured Loyalists would not be compensated for their lands

  • 30. 
    How has the electoral college changed from the original intent of its framers?
    • A. 

      Affirmative action programs have made the student body more diverse, although standards have been lowered.

    • B. 

      The president must now be elected by two-thirds a vote of the electoral college rathers than a simple majority

    • C. 

      The number of elections has decreased dramatically

    • D. 

      Almost all electors now vote for the presidential candidate who wins the most popular votes in their state

    • E. 

      Today, the electors vote for whom they personally feel would make the best president

  • 31. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGING THE NATION'S POLITICAL LIFE?
    • A. 

      Newspapers.

    • B. 

      Officially sponsered debates

    • C. 

      Political clubs.

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 32. 
    Washington believed that the Whiskey Rebellion
    • A. 

      Should have been dealt with by the state of PA.

    • B. 

      Was the result of legitimate complaint on the part of distillers.

    • C. 

      Was not something with which to be concerned.

    • D. 

      Presented a direct threat to the nation.

    • E. 

      Indicated the importance of repealing the excise tax.

  • 33. 
    The intention of the Naturalization Law was to
    • A. 

      Allow the government to deport undesirable aliens.

    • B. 

      Keep out Eastern European immigrants.

    • C. 

      Create a heterogenous society for America.

    • D. 

      Allow the Federalists to maintain political control.

    • E. 

      Help immigrants assimilate into society.

  • 34. 
    Those who met at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were
    • A. 

      A mix of wealthy and middle-class Americans.

    • B. 

      Primarily British officials overseeing the implementation of the new government agreed to in the peace treaty.

    • C. 

      Wealthy planters, lawyers, and merchants.

    • D. 

      Overwhelmingly middle-class farmers.

  • 35. 
    The first great federal transportation project was the
    • A. 

      Eerie Canal.

    • B. 

      Transcontinental railroad.

    • C. 

      Lancaster Turnpike.

    • D. 

      Building of the National Roads.

    • E. 

      Union and Pacific Railroad.

  • 36. 
    Colonial ministers who opposed the Great Awakening were known as
    • A. 

      Contraties.

    • B. 

      "old lights"

    • C. 

      Pietists.

    • D. 

      "new lights"

    • E. 

      Evangelicals.

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is INCORRECTLY associated with the colony he established?
    • A. 

      John Smith - VA

    • B. 

      John Winthrop - MA

    • C. 

      Sir George Carteret - NJ

    • D. 

      George Calvert - PA

    • E. 

      Roger Williams - RI

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is NOT a free exercise issue?
    • A. 

      Teacher led prayers in public schools

    • B. 

      Religious use of peyote

    • C. 

      Whether Amish children must go to school

    • D. 

      Animal sacrifice

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 39. 
    A major difficulty that confronted the First Continental Congress was
    • A. 

      The bad weather that prevented some delegates from attending.

    • B. 

      Parliament's decision to declare the meeting illeagal.

    • C. 

      The fact that the delegates from different regions were unfamiliar with one another.

    • D. 

      The refusal of its delegates to challenge British authority.

    • E. 

      VA's refusal to send delegates.

  • 40. 
    Common Sense
    • A. 

      Provided the colonists with a rationale for revolution.

    • B. 

      Had little popularity among the colonists.

    • C. 

      Persuaded colonial elites to sever their ties with Great Britain.

    • D. 

      Acknowledged the sovereignty if the monarch.

    • E. 

      Did not criticize all monarchs, just George III.

  • 41. 
    According to the Kentucky Resolutions,
    • A. 

      States had the right to nullify federal law under certain circumstances.

    • B. 

      Ultimate power always remained with the federal government.

    • C. 

      The Sedition Act was worthy of enforcement by the states.

    • D. 

      The "general welfare" of the nation should be the guiding principle in the states decisions.

    • E. 

      The states of KY chose to remain neutral in the contest between Hamilton and Jefferson.

  • 42. 
    The founder of the American Fur Company was
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Kit Carson

    • C. 

      John Jacob Astor

    • D. 

      Jedediah Smith

    • E. 

      George Vanderbilt

  • 43. 
    In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that in the third trimester of pregnancy
    • A. 

      States are prohibited from funding the abortions of poor women

    • B. 

      The federal government, but not the states, is prohibited from funding abortions for poor women

    • C. 

      States can ban abortion except when the mother's health is in danger

    • D. 

      States cannot ban abortion unless the mother's life is in danger

    • E. 

      States cannot ban abortion

  • 44. 
    Jefferson's attitude toward Native Americand showed that he
    • A. 

      Considered them to be expendable.

    • B. 

      Respected them as people, but was not impressed by their culture.

    • C. 

      Found them to be savages unworthy of serious concern.

    • D. 

      Wanted to try to assimilate them into nascent culture of the U.S.

    • E. 

      Believed their way of life was worth protecting and preserving.

  • 45. 
    Unlike their southern counterparts, the first Englishmen who came to New England were
    • A. 

      Catholic missionaries.

    • B. 

      Commerical traders.

    • C. 

      Religious refugees.

    • D. 

      In search of land and riches.

    • E. 

      Wealthy aristocrats, hoping to establish a fuedal system in America.

  • 46. 
    The Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison (1803) asserted the power of the Court to
    • A. 

      Nullify the constitutional amendments.

    • B. 

      Confirm presidential appointments.

    • C. 

      Check the actions of the other branches through judicial review.

    • D. 

      Impeach the president.

    • E. 

      Determine its own size and makeup.

  • 47. 
    A major reason for increasing migration to the West was NOT
    • A. 

      Dramatic increases in agricultural prices.

    • B. 

      Rising land prices in the East.

    • C. 

      Overpopulation.

    • D. 

      The declining fertility of eastern land.

    • E. 

      Ongoing relocation of Native Americans to controlled reservations.

  • 48. 
    The main staple of the Carolina colonies' economy by the close of the seventeenth century was
    • A. 

      Rice.

    • B. 

      Timber.

    • C. 

      Tobacco.

    • D. 

      Indigo.

    • E. 

      Cotton.

  • 49. 
    The major advocate of the "American System" was
    • A. 

      John Quincey Adams.

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • E. 

      James Monroe.

  • 50. 
    In response to the European war, Jefferson
    • A. 

      Believes the Europeans would behave rationally.

    • B. 

      Demanded revenge for the deaths of the sailors on the Chesapeake.

    • C. 

      Prepared the country for war.

    • D. 

      Declared America's isolation from the events.

    • E. 

      Tried to avoid American involvement.

  • 51. 
    Many Americans believes high tariffs would
    • A. 

      Meet the demands of American farmers.

    • B. 

      Enhance America's image abroad.

    • C. 

      Take money out of their own pockets.

    • D. 

      Prevent political differences from arising.

    • E. 

      Prevent competition from foreign goods.

  • 52. 
    The Supreme COurt has interpreted the establishment clause of the First Amendment as
    • A. 

      Grounds for denying federal aid to children attending parochial schools

    • B. 

      Prohibiting school-organized Bible-reading and prayer in public schools.

    • C. 

      Merely preventing the establishment of the national church

    • D. 

      Allowing nondenominational school prayer

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 53. 
    While class differences are based on income, caste differences in the South were based on
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Plantation size

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      National origins

    • E. 

      Ties to England

  • 54. 
    The cotton economy of the lower South
    • A. 

      Constantly grew

    • B. 

      Did not create unifor prosperity throughout the region

    • C. 

      Led to greater Southern self-sufficiency

    • D. 

      Brought uniform prosperity to the region

    • E. 

      Was free from market fluctuations

  • 55. 
    The first permanent Eurpean settlement in the North America was
    • A. 

      Roanoke

    • B. 

      St. Augustine

    • C. 

      Santa Fe

    • D. 

      Jamestown

    • E. 

      Pensacola

  • 56. 
    When compared with other New World slaves, southern slaves
    • A. 

      Lived in similar conditions

    • B. 

      Had higher literacy rates

    • C. 

      Experienced more problems with theri owners

    • D. 

      Lived under much worse conditions

    • E. 

      Enjoying a higher standard of living

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