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  • 1. 
    What effect did the Enlightenment have on political thought in the colonies?
    • A. 

      Colonial leaders began extending voting right to all citizens

    • B. 

      The First Continental Congress determined a need for a federal bill of rights.

    • C. 

      Colonial leaders began advocating the adoption of a stat-supported church.

    • D. 

      Colonists began to question the authority of the British monarchy.


  • 2. 
    The Declaration of Independence elaborates on the Enlightenment idea of
    • A. 

      Natural rights.

    • B. 

      Collective ownership.

    • C. 

      Religious freedom.

    • D. 

      Political equality.


  • 3. 
    What plan is missing:  New Jersey Plan- Equal representation for all states, Virginia Plan-Representation based on population, _____________ , US Congress-One house based on population and one house on equal representation.  Which of the following belongs in the underlined area?
    • A. 

      The Missouri Compromise

    • B. 

      The Great Compromise

    • C. 

      The Federalist papers

    • D. 

      The Articles of Confederation


  • 4. 
    Key decisions of the Supreme Court under the leadership of John Marshall solidified the power of the Supreme Court to
    • A. 

      Try cases between states.

    • B. 

      Accept appeals from lower court judges.

    • C. 

      Try cases involving foreign diplomats.

    • D. 

      Review the constitutionality of states and federal laws.


  • 5. 
    The acquisition of an American overseas empire during the late 1890s created legal controversies concerning the
    • A. 

      Power of the government to make and ratify peace treaties.

    • B. 

      Role of the President as Commander in Chief.

    • C. 

      Constitutional rights of the inhabitants of the new American territories.

    • D. 

      Rights of American businesses to operate in the territories.


  • 6. 
    Reconstruction comes to an end in the South. -> White government officials regain power in the South. -> Southern states begin to implement poll taxes, literacy tests, and and grandfather clauses.  During the late 19th century, the above sequence of events resulted in the
    • A. 

      Disfranchisement of most African Americans in the South.

    • B. 

      Movement to repeal the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

    • C. 

      Strengthening of the Republican Party in the South.

    • D. 

      Expansion of free public education to all children.


  • 7. 
    Of the following groups of states which group was the least industrialized  in the second half of the 1800s? Group A  (Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts), Group B (New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland) Group C (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio), or Group D (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia)
    • A. 

      Group A

    • B. 

      Group B

    • C. 

      Group C

    • D. 

      Group D


  • 8. 
    The railroad building boom during the nineteenth century contributed to
    • A. 

      Increasing agricultural production in the Northeast.

    • B. 

      The establishment of trade relations with Mexico.

    • C. 

      Dramatic population decreases in Southern cities.

    • D. 

      The rapid industrialization of the United States.


  • 9. 
    The First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s was primarily a
    • A. 

      Movement to increase colonial loyalty to the British monarchy.

    • B. 

      Revival of evangelical religion that spread through the colonies.

    • C. 

      Process of assimilating immigrants into colonial American culture.

    • D. 

      Period of economic prosperity brought about by colonial trade.


  • 10. 
    Lord Baltimore established the Maryland colony in response to
    • A. 

      Spanish attempts to seize lands along the Chesapeake Bay.

    • B. 

      The overcrowding of England's large industrial centers.

    • C. 

      The growing demand for cotton in English textile mills.

    • D. 

      Discrimination against Roman Catholics in England.


  • 11. 
    The primary religious issue of the 1960 presidential election in the United States was
    • A. 

      The Catholic faith of John F. Kennedy.

    • B. 

      Richard Nixon’s upbringing as a Quaker.

    • C. 

      The teaching of creationism in public schools.

    • D. 

      The Mormonism of George Romney.


  • 12. 
    Which religious group has had the greatest increase in membership due to the increasing immigration from Latin American countries to the United States over the last fifty years?
    • A. 

      Catholics

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Muslims

    • D. 

      Protestants


  • 13. 
    The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the federal government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion,” was one response to the
    • A. 

      Attempts by Maryland to make Catholicism the official state religion.

    • B. 

      Increasing number of Puritans arriving in the country.

    • C. 

      Religious persecution exhibited by the Church of England.

    • D. 

      Anti-religious sentiments expressed during the Great Awakening.


  • 14. 
    Which of the following was an effect of the publication of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906)?
    • A. 

      It aided the growth of federal social services.

    • B. 

      It contributed to the development of settlement houses.

    • C. 

      It influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act.

    • D. 

      It led to the development of child labor laws.


  • 15. 
    The Americanization movement of the early twentieth century sought to
    • A. 

      Assimilate ethnic immigrant groups into the dominant culture.

    • B. 

      Restrict the military involvement of the United States in foreign conflicts.

    • C. 

      Protect domestic businesses from foreign competition.

    • D. 

      Diminish the role of government in the regulation of industry.


  • 16. 
    During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, urban immigrants generally supported local political machines that  
    • A. 

      Discouraged the new immigrants from participating in civic affairs.

    • B. 

      Were usually supported by urban reformers.

    • C. 

      Provided essential services to the immigrants.

    • D. 

      Reminded immigrants of political practices in their homelands.


  • 17. 
    The muckraking journalists associated with the Progressive Era were known primarily for their
    • A. 

      Willingness to expose the corruption of U.S. society.

    • B. 

      Articles supporting the economic benefits of laissez-faire economics.

    • C. 

      Use of the media to advocate the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

    • D. 

      Support for the formation of U.S. military alliances with European countries.


  • 18. 
    Ford’s production of Model Ts in the early 20th century demonstrated the economic relationship between specialization and
    • A. 

      Reduced labor demand.

    • B. 

      Greater efficiencies in production.

    • C. 

      Higher production costs.

    • D. 

      Decreased union organization.


  • 19. 
    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the U.S. government attempted to facilitate the growth of domestic industry by
    • A. 

      Placing high tariff barriers on foreign imports.

    • B. 

      Encouraging the growth of labor unions.

    • C. 

      Repealing the Sherman Antitrust Act.

    • D. 

      Providing subsidies to small businesses.


  • 20. 
    The followers of the Social Gospel movement believed that organized religion must place greater emphasis on
    • A. 

      Reconstructing American society.

    • B. 

      Raising funds.

    • C. 

      Supporting the Populist Party.

    • D. 

      Stopping immigration to the United States.


  • 21. 
    How did the growth of U.S. manufacturing affect the country’s international relations during the late nineteenth century?
    • A. 

      Increasing industrial production led to support for an isolationist foreign policy.

    • B. 

      Increasing demand for natural resources led to the U.S. acquisition of African colonies.

    • C. 

      Increasing demand for markets contributed to support for an Open Door policy in China.

    • D. 

      Increasing need for trading partners encouraged the United States to lower tariff rates.


  • 22. 
    In 1900 the United States declared an Open Door Policy that reflected which of the following beliefs?
    • A. 

      The Chinese were secretly negotiating trade privileges with European countries.

    • B. 

      Japan might conquer China and cut off all foreign trade.

    • C. 

      All countries should have equal trading rights in China.

    • D. 

      American consumers would be hurt by international trade.


  • 23. 
    During President Theodore Roosevelt’s administration, Congress gave the Interstate Commerce Commission the power to
    • A. 

      Enforce legislation regulating railroad rates.

    • B. 

      Construct a national canal system.

    • C. 

      Impose lower import tariffs on foreign goods.

    • D. 

      Mint a national currency.


  • 24. 
    Theodore Roosevelt’s “Speak softly and carry a big stick” policy relied on the United States having a
    • A. 

      Competitive economy.

    • B. 

      System of military alliances.

    • C. 

      Strong navy.

    • D. 

      Tax on imports.


  • 25. 
    The United States supported a revolution in Panama at the turn of the 20th century in order to
    • A. 

      Stop human rights abuses in Latin American countries.

    • B. 

      Prevent the spread of communism in Latin America.

    • C. 

      Secure the right to build a canal through Central America.

    • D. 

      End European colonialism in Central America.


  • 26. 
    Marcus Garvey’s program in the 1920s emphasized
    • A. 

      Vocational training.

    • B. 

      A back-to-Africa movement.

    • C. 

      Integration into mainstream society.

    • D. 

      In the United States. separate-but-equal doctrines.


  • 27. 
    What follows in the chain of events:  1.  President Wilson proposes the Fourteen points, 2.  Thirty-nine U.S. Senators sign petition against entry into the League of Nations, 3.  What happened next as it relates to World War I?
    • A. 

      The U.S. Senate approves a military alliance with Great Britain.

    • B. 

      The U.S. Senate refuses to ratify the Treaty of Versailles.

    • C. 

      The U.S. Senate fails to pass the Selective Service Act.

    • D. 

      The U.S. Senate authorizes the use of troops in Europe.


  • 28. 
    The Espionage Act of 1918 by the Wilson Administration reflected the belief that the
    • A. 

      Fourteenth Amendment permitted suspending the Bill of Rights in wartime.

    • B. 

      Nation’s war effort would be threatened if dissenters were allowed free speech.

    • C. 

      Public should be shielded from hearing about the reality of the war.

    • D. 

      Other countries at war had already curtailed civil liberties.


  • 29. 
    The “Red Scare” in the United States immediately following World War I was a reaction to
    • A. 

      President Wilson’s attempts to include the U.S. in the League of Nations.

    • B. 

      The perceived growth of organized crime in major urban areas.

    • C. 

      A perceived threat of a communist revolution in the United States.

    • D. 

      A rise in the number of immigrants from Germany.


  • 30. 
    What did the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine state?
    • A. 

      The United States would permanently station troops in the Philippines and other Pacific islands.

    • B. 

      The United States reserved the right to intervene in the affairs of Central America and the Caribbean.

    • C. 

      The United States had the right and duty to expand its colonial possessions in Asia.

    • D. 

      The United States would provide military aid to Europe to resist communism.


  • 31. 
    What organization was formed in the 1920's to ensure that the individual rights of citizens were protected from government abuse?
    • A. 

      House Un-American Activities Committee.

    • B. 

      American Civil Liberties Union.

    • C. 

      American Liberty League.

    • D. 

      United States Organization.


  • 32. 
    Why did the number of votes cast in the U.S. Presidential election rise by 8.2 million from 1916 to 1920?
    • A. 

      The Nineteenth Amendment gave millions of women the right to vote.

    • B. 

      The people were excited about voting on the issue of Prohibition.

    • C. 

      Demobilization of the military released millions of men for voting.

    • D. 

      Warren G Harding's call for "normalcy" energized the voters.


  • 33. 
    The primary objective of Harlem Renaissance writers was to
    • A. 

      Encourage militant protest among African Americans.

    • B. 

      Support educational programs for African Americans.

    • C. 

      Improve literacy rates among African Americans.

    • D. 

      Generate pride in African-American culture.


  • 34. 
    Marcus Garvey's "Back to Africa" movement and the creation of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were both early 20th century responses to
    • A. 

      The passage of more restrictive immigration laws.

    • B. 

      The growth of communism in the South.

    • C. 

      The practice of racial discrimination in the United States.

    • D. 

      The desegregation of World War I combat units.


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