AP Early America

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This quiz will assess students' knowledge over events that occurred during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following most accurately describes the Louisiana Purchase?
    • A. 

      James Madison doubled the size of the United States by purchasing the Louisiana Territory from France.

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the United States by purchasing the Louisiana Territory from France.

    • C. 

      Napolean Bonaparte purchased the Louisiana Territory from Spain in order to expand his power.

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson refused to purchase the Louisiana Territory due to his strict interpretation of the Constitution

    • E. 

      The British gave Louisiana to the United States to upset Napolean

  • 2. 
    What did the Alien and Sedition Acts do?
    • A. 

      Made it illegal to immigrate to America

    • B. 

      It became illegal to vote for Republicans

    • C. 

      Made it illegal to raise a militia

    • D. 

      Made it illegal to criticize high government officials

    • E. 

      Destroyed the Federalist party

  • 3. 
    What was a result of the XYZ affair?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court began to gain power

    • B. 

      Americans wanted neutrality

    • C. 

      Americans attacked England

    • D. 

      The tax on whiskey was repealed

    • E. 

      Americans became angry at France

  • 4. 
    What was the result of Marbury v. Madison?
    • A. 

      Congress became more powerful

    • B. 

      Judges were no longer allowed to vote

    • C. 

      The concept of judicial review was born

    • D. 

      The President was removed from office

    • E. 

      The national bank was preserved

  • 5. 
    Which best describes the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      A military defeat for the United States

    • B. 

      A military defeat for England

    • C. 

      A strong victory for the United States

    • D. 

      England was defeated only in naval battles

    • E. 

      The United States improved their military tactics and defeated the British soundly

  • 6. 
    How did John Marshall affect the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      He reduced its power to check other branches

    • B. 

      He increased its power through his rulings

    • C. 

      He reduced the court's role in power over the legislative branch

    • D. 

      He had very little impact on the Supreme Court

    • E. 

      He served on the court for more than thirty years

  • 7. 
    Why did Thomas Jefferson believe that creating a national bank was unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      The Constitution prohibited a national bank

    • B. 

      Only states can create national banks

    • C. 

      He knew that a national bank was a terrible idea

    • D. 

      The Constitution did not specifically say that a national bank could be created

    • E. 

      He had a loose construction view of the Constitution

  • 8. 
    What was the decision of the Supreme Court in McCullough v. Maryland?
    • A. 

      Maryland had insufficient evidence to prove their case

    • B. 

      The national bank was unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Maryland had no right to sue the national bank

    • D. 

      The national bank was constitutional and Maryland could not tax it

    • E. 

      Maryland was permitted to tax the national bank and Alexander Hamilton