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  • 1. 
    The Navigation Acts were part of the British policy known as
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Mercantilism

    • D. 

      Monopolism

    • E. 

      Imperialism


  • 2. 
    Jacksonian Democracy was distinguished by the belief that
    • A. 

      An aristocracy posed no danger to the Republic

    • B. 

      The National Republicans alone knew what was right for the people

    • C. 

      Political participation by the common man should be increased

    • D. 

      Political rights should be granted to women

    • E. 

      Franchise restrictions should be racially neutral


  • 3. 
    President Monroe articulated the Monroe Doctrine in his 1823 address to Congress primarily in order to
    • A. 

      Respond positively to the recent Latin American revolutions

    • B. 

      Rule out United States involvement in South America

    • C. 

      Provide a rationale for United States intervention in the Isthmus of Panama

    • D. 

      Warn European nations against further colonial ventures in the Western Hemisphere

    • E. 

      Encourage Britain to help the fledgling Latin American states


  • 4. 
    Which of the following transportation developments opened the West to settlement and trade between 1790 and 1830?
    • A. 

      Turnpikes and canals

    • B. 

      Railroads and steamships

    • C. 

      Turnpikes and railroads

    • D. 

      Clipper ships and turnpikes

    • E. 

      Canals and railroads


  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes the situation of freedmen in the decade following the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Each was given 40 acres of land and a mule by the Union government

    • B. 

      All were immediately granted political equality by the Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      The majority entered sharecropping arrangements with former masters or other nearby planters

    • D. 

      They were required to pass a literacy test before being granted United States citizenship

    • E. 

      They supported the passage of Black Codes to ensure their economic and political rights


  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a serious constitutional question after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The restoration of the power in the federal judiciary

    • B. 

      The legality of the national banking system

    • C. 

      The political and legal status of the former Confederate states

    • D. 

      The relationship between the United States and Britain

    • E. 

      The proposed annexation of Colombia


  • 7. 
    The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson(1896)  did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Denounced business combinations in restraint of trade

    • B. 

      Sanctioned separate but equal public facilities for African Americans

    • C. 

      Declared that the Fourteenth Amendment applied principally to the protection of corporations

    • D. 

      Defined the constitution as color blind

    • E. 

      Empowered Congress to cancel treaties with American Indian tribes unilaterally


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