APUSH Unit 2

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  • 1. 
    American colonists, in the years just after the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, could be characterized best as
    • A. 

      Optimistic about the future

    • B. 

      Trying to rebuild

    • C. 

      Eager for independence from Great Britain

    • D. 

      Apathetic about colonial-British relations

    • E. 

      Hostile toward the British


  • 2. 
    George III believed
    • A. 

      Parliament should run the empire

    • B. 

      The monarch should be a figurehead

    • C. 

      The monarch should consider parliamentary opinion when making decisions

    • D. 

      The monarch should make policies for the empire

    • E. 

      Qualified men should run the government


  • 3. 
    A major source of information for the colonists was
    • A. 

      The market place

    • B. 

      Newspapers

    • C. 

      The town crier

    • D. 

      Books

    • E. 

      Church meetings


  • 4. 
    England passed the Coercive Acts in response to
    • A. 

      The Declaratory Act

    • B. 

      The Tea Act

    • C. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      The colonial boycott of the Stamp Act

    • E. 

      The American victory at Saratoga


  • 5. 
    Aggravating the problems created by the Seven Years' War debt was
    • A. 

      George III's decision to invest government funds in British industrial expansion

    • B. 

      George |||'s desire to provoke another war with the French

    • C. 

      The unusually extravagant habits of the British courts

    • D. 

      France's continuation of hostilities on the continent

    • E. 

      George III's desire to maintain a large standing army.


  • 6. 
    As a result of the Sugar Act, the duty on molasses was
    • A. 

      Raised dramatically

    • B. 

      Replaced with a duty on processed sugar

    • C. 

      Kept at essentially the same level

    • D. 

      Removed entirely

    • E. 

      Reduced significantly


  • 7. 
    The Stamp Act of 1765 affected
    • A. 

      Only those who engaged in direct trade with Great Britain

    • B. 

      Only businessmen and merchants

    • C. 

      Notaries and other public officials

    • D. 

      Primarily colonial manufacturers

    • E. 

      The lives of ordinary people, as well as those of the elite.


  • 8. 
    The boycott movement against the Stamp Act
    • A. 

      Mobilized colonial women to action

    • B. 

      Was opposed by New England buisnessmen

    • C. 

      Had little effect on Great Britain

    • D. 

      Was badly organized

    • E. 

      Ultimately hurt American businessmen more than British.


  • 9. 
    Samuel Adams' role prior to 1774 can best be described as
    • A. 

      Pacifier

    • B. 

      Guerilla fighter

    • C. 

      Genuine revolutionary

    • D. 

      Pragmatist

    • E. 

      Compromiser


  • 10. 
    The Deceleration of Independence
    • A. 

      Stated that all men are created equal

    • B. 

      Blamed George III for much of the impasse

    • C. 

      Was unanimously approved with no alterations

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both A and C


  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of the American Revolution
    • A. 

      The end of primogeniture

    • B. 

      Abolition of slavery in several southern states

    • C. 

      Disestablishment of the Anglican Church in several southern states

    • D. 

      The continued uneven distribution of wealth

    • E. 

      Reductions in the minimum property requirement for voting


  • 12. 
    The Articles of Confederation
    • A. 

      Jealously guarded state sovereignty at the expense of national power

    • B. 

      Created a powerful presidency

    • C. 

      Changed little from first draft to final document

    • D. 

      Provided for state representation by population

    • E. 

      Gave too much power to the central government


  • 13. 
    Thomas Jefferson felt it was important that the new government
    • A. 

      Support business and industrial development

    • B. 

      Foster strong ties with Great Britain

    • C. 

      Expand the franchise

    • D. 

      Lean toward France in the event it clashed with Britain

    • E. 

      Decrease the role agriculture played in the American economy


  • 14. 
    Opposition to Hamilton's proposed national bank
    • A. 

      Was led by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Generally did not involve the general public

    • C. 

      Reflected the fears of private bankers

    • D. 

      Resented that the enterprise would be wholly private, with no real ties to the federal government.

    • E. 

      Was justified because his plans so clearly favored a few "monied interests"


  • 15. 
    The Bank of the United States was based on the doctrine of
    • A. 

      Implied powers

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Strict construction

    • E. 

      States rights


  • 16. 
    Washington believed that the Whiskey Rebellion
    • A. 

      Should have been dealt with by the state of Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Presented a direct threat to the nation

    • C. 

      Was not something with which to be concerned

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      Indicated the importance of repealing the excise tax


  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a Hamiltonian idea?
    • A. 

      France was the most important ally of the United States

    • B. 

      The government should try to encourage industrial and commercial development

    • C. 

      National Bank was necessary for the country's economic health

    • D. 

      Development of cities was key to the success of the nation

    • E. 

      The new central government would survive if the wealthiest people supported it.


  • 18. 
    The Tea Act of 1773 was passed in order to
    • A. 

      Raise revenue to pay royal governments' salaries

    • B. 

      Punish colonists for the Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      Support the stationing of British troops in America

    • D. 

      Save the East India Company

    • E. 

      Recover revenue lost by reducing the tax on molasses


  • 19. 
    Common Sense
    • A. 

      Did not criticize all monarchs, just George III

    • B. 

      Persuaded colonial elites to sever their ties with Great Britain

    • C. 

      Acknowledged the sovereignty of the monarchs

    • D. 

      Had little popularity among the colonists

    • E. 

      Provided the colonists with a rationale for revolution


  • 20. 
    With respect to women, the political ideology of the American Revolution
    • A. 

      Gave them the right to participate actively in the government

    • B. 

      Brought them together to demand suffrage

    • C. 

      Had little interest for them

    • D. 

      Cause them to be more assertive about their roles in the family

    • E. 

      Brought dramatic changes in their lifestyles and opportunities


  • 21. 
    The most important accomplishment of Congress under the Articles of Confederation was its
    • A. 

      Disposition of the Florida border problem with Spain

    • B. 

      Set of rules for interstate trade and tariffs

    • C. 

      Rejection of British demands for territory along the country's orders with Canada

    • D. 

      Passage of ordinances organizing the Northwest Territory

    • E. 

      Management of the nation's financial affairs


  • 22. 
    The best definition of republican, as it was understood in the late 1700s was
    • A. 

      A government without a monarchy or aristocracy

    • B. 

      A new political party

    • C. 

      Strong central government

    • D. 

      One man, one vote

    • E. 

      A continuation of the British monarchy


  • 23. 
    Members of the Federalist Party
    • A. 

      Despised centralized economic planning

    • B. 

      Supported the French Revolution

    • C. 

      Wanted Thomas Jefferson to be president

    • D. 

      Supported a strong national government

    • E. 

      Advocated states' rights


  • 24. 
    Why did the Sedition Act distress many Americans?
    • A. 

      It allowed libel convictions without jury trial

    • B. 

      It threatened their political rights

    • C. 

      It suspended free elections

    • D. 

      Allow the government to deport undesirable aliens

    • E. 

      Allow Federalists to maintain political control


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