American History I Exam Review: II

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American History I Exam Review: II

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the primary objection of the Antifederalist to ratification of the Constitution? 
    • A. 

      They opposed a bicameral legislature

    • B. 

      They believed the rights of the people were not protected

    • C. 

      They feared a weak central government

    • D. 

      They wanted to give more power to the executive branch

  • 2. 
    One result of the War of 1812 was that the United States...
    • A. 

      Acquired French-held territory in southern Canada

    • B. 

      Maintained its independence and its territory

    • C. 

      Lost control of the Ohio River valley

    • D. 

      Gained territory from Mexico

  • 3. 
    To prevent tyranny, the authors of the Constitution drew on Montesquieu's concept...
    • A. 

      Religious liberty

    • B. 

      Universal sufferage

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Supremacy of the nobility

  • 4. 
    During the colonial period, the economic development of the South was most directly dependent on the labor of...
    • A. 

      Factory workers

    • B. 

      Wheat farmers

    • C. 

      Irish immigrants

    • D. 

      Enslaved Africans

  • 5. 
    Both the Homestead Act (1862) and the Pacific Railway Act (1862) were efforts by the federal government to...
    • A. 

      Provide land to minority groups

    • B. 

      Resolve conflicts with Native American Indians

    • C. 

      Encourage settlement west of the Mississippi River

    • D. 

      Support settlement of former plantation lands

  • 6. 
    The Supreme Court ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) helped to increase sectional conflict because the decision...
    • A. 

      Denied Congress the power to regulate slavery in the territories

    • B. 

      Allowed for the importation of enslaved persons for ten years

    • C. 

      Prohibited slavery in lands west of the Mississippi River

    • D. 

      Gave full citizenship to all enslaved persons

  • 7. 
     In the 1830s, President Andrew Jackson supported the Indian removal policy because...
    • A. 

      White settlers desired the land on which Native American Indians lived

    • B. 

      Native American Indians were attacking southern cities

    • C. 

      He wanted to punish Native American Indians for their political opposition

    • D. 

      He sought complete control of Texas by the United States

  • 8. 
    “Compromise Enables Maine and Missouri to Enter the Union”“California Joins the Union As Part of Compromise of 1850”“Kansas-Nebraska Act Establishes Popular Sovereignty in the Territories” Which issue is most closely associated with these headlines?
    • A. 

      Status of slavery in new states

    • B. 

      negotiation of the Oregon Treaty

    • C. 

      Expansion of land for reservations

    • D. 

      Influence of political parties on economic development

  • 9. 
    The Monroe Doctrine (1823) established the United States foreign policy that ...
    • A. 

      provided foreign aid to developing nations

    • B. 

      Opposed the creation of new colonies in Latin America

    • C. 

      led directly to the Civil War

    • D. 

      Encouraged expansion into East Asia

  • 10. 
    What was an immediate effect of the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825?
    • A. 

      Prices increased for food products along the Atlantic Coast

    • B. 

      Farmers could more easily ship grain to eastern markets

    • C. 

      A territorial conflict began with Canada over the Great Lakes

    • D. 

      Railroads were forced to reduce their shipping rates

  • 11. 
    1803 — Louisiana Purchase Treaty established western boundary of United States.1818 — Convention with Britain established northern boundary of Louisiana Territory.1819 — Adams-Onís Treaty granted Florida to United States.1842 — Webster-Ashburton Treaty established MaineCanada border.1846 — Treaty of Oregon established northern boundary of Oregon Territory.The time line shows that the major way the United States gained territory in the early 19th century was through...
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Diplomacy

    • C. 

      Executive orders

    • D. 

      Arbitration

  • 12. 
    In his first inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln stated his main goal for the nation was to...
    • A. 

      Use the vote to resolve the conflict over slavery

    • B. 

      Free all slaves in the United States

    • C. 

      Uphold the Dred Scott decision

    • D. 

      Preserve the Union

  • 13. 
    Which power did the United States Supreme Court gain through the Court’s decision in Marbury v. Madison?
    • A. 

      Judicial review

    • B. 

      Hearing appeals from lower federal courts

    • C. 

      Deciding cases involving two or more states

    • D. 

      Judicial independence through lifetime appointments

  • 14. 
    Which Supreme Court decision is most closely associated with the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

    • B. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

    • C. 

      Worcester v. Georgia (1832)

    • D. 

      Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

  • 15. 
    What was a result of the disputed presidential election of 1876?
    • A. 

      Reconstruction ended as federal troops were removed from the South

    • B. 

      Slavery was reestablished in the South by state legislatures

    • C. 

      New state laws were passed in the South to guarantee equal rights for African Americans

    • D. 

      A constitutional amendment was adopted to correct problems with the electoral college system

  • 16. 
    One reason President Thomas Jefferson supported the Louisiana Purchase was that he wanted to...
    • A. 

      Gain full control of the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      establish a base for controlling the Caribbean

    • C. 

      Maintain control of the slave trade

    • D. 

      Acquire an established manufacturing region

  • 17. 
    Black Codes were established in the South immediately after the Civil War in an effort to...
    • A. 

      integrate freedmen into American society

    • B. 

      Enforce the Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Expand educational opportunities

    • D. 

      Limit the rights of newly freed African Americans

  • 18. 
     In the publication Common Sense, Thomas Paine argued that...
    • A. 

      Foreign nations would reject an independent American government

    • B. 

      The British government would be impossible to overthrow

    • C. 

      America was dependent on British trade and protection

    • D. 

      The American colonies should break away from England

  • 19. 
    The results of the French and Indian War (1754–1763) led to the independence movement in the thirteen colonies because the British...
    • A. 

      Lost control of Canada and Florida

    • B. 

      Began imposing new taxes on the colonists

    • C. 

      removed the Spanish threat to the colonists

    • D. 

      Opened the area west of the Appalachian Mountains to colonial settlers

  • 20. 
    … It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim [principle] no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.…— President George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796President Washington was offering this advice because he believed...
    • A. 

      The destiny of the United States was to rule other countries

    • B. 

      the United States should seek alliances with other nations

    • C. 

      Alliances could draw the United States into wars

    • D. 

      The United States should break its agreements with France

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