APUSH 3-7 Multiple Choice

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APUSH 3-7 Multiple Choice

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  • 1. 
    The US constitution was written in 
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1781

    • C. 

      1782

    • D. 

      1787

  • 2. 
    The Constitutional Convention was held in 
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      NYC

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      Washington DC

  • 3. 
    Maryland objected to the articles of Confederation because of controversy over the issue of
    • A. 

      Who controlled territory in the west

    • B. 

      Interstate trade laws and custom duties

    • C. 

      Patent and copyright law

    • D. 

      Limitations defining voting rights

  • 4. 
    The conditions for government in western lands were set out in 1787 under the 
    • A. 

      National Land Resolution

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Western Territories Amendment

    • D. 

      Northwest Ordinance

  • 5. 
    Alexander hamiltons primary concern during the 1780s was for 
    • A. 

      State's rights

    • B. 

      National Identity

    • C. 

      Abolition of Slavery

    • D. 

      Increasing the power of local government

  • 6. 
    In his 1787 "Vices of the Political System of the US", James Madison complained that:
    • A. 

      The articles of the Confederation were too strong and binding.

    • B. 

      State Governments were too lethargic and inactive

    • C. 

      State governments had overstepped reasonable limits on their authority

    • D. 

      The current system gave too much political power to the people, creating the danger of rebellion.

  • 7. 
    Main Issue behind SHay's Rebellion was
    • A. 

      Economic deflation and harsh punishment of debtors.

    • B. 

      ECONOMIC INFLATION and the circulation of too much paper money.

    • C. 

      Disputes over land boundaries and treaties with Native Americans

    • D. 

      Controversy over the legal authority of State legislative assemblies.

  • 8. 
    The constitutional convention was virtually deadlocked due to disagreement over the issue of 
    • A. 

      Slavery and Religious freedom

    • B. 

      The powers of a chief executive

    • C. 

      Whether the federal government would have the right to veto state laws

    • D. 

      Proportionate vs equal representation for states in congress.

  • 9. 
    The last and best of the state constitutions written during the post colonial years was:
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      New Hampshire

    • C. 

      Massachussetts

    • D. 

      South Carolina

  • 10. 
    During the late 1770s and early 1780s, once americans had severed their ties to britain, most political power lay in the hands of
    • A. 

      The states

    • B. 

      US congress

    • C. 

      US President

    • D. 

      Local town governments

  • 11. 
    Thomas Paine's concept of an ideal state government consisted of:
    • A. 

      A one house assembly, annually elected

    • B. 

      A one house assembly and a state governor, elected for five year terms

    • C. 

      A two house assembly and state governor, annually ellected.

    • D. 

      A two house assembly and a seperate governor, and an independent judiciary.

  • 12. 
    The massachusetts state constitution of 1780 was drafted by 
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 13. 
    As finally decided in Massachusetts, the state constitution would only take force after being ratified by:
    • A. 

      THe people themselves in town meetings

    • B. 

      A special constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      State Legislature

    • D. 

      States General COurt.

  • 14. 
    Parliaments passage of the sugar act
    • A. 

      Still contained no steps aimed at enforcement

    • B. 

      Placed Heavy taxes on cane sugar exported from mainland american colonies

    • C. 

      Actually halved the duty on molasses imports set by an earlier law.

    • D. 

      Extended customs duties that already yielded large profits to Britain

  • 15. 
    The Stamp Act:
    • A. 

      Was the first direct tax Britain imposed on American colonists.

    • B. 

      Affected the publication of books, but not newspapers

    • C. 

      Provided for suspected violators to be tried by a jury of their peers.

    • D. 

      Imposed relatively small, easily paid taxes

  • 16. 
    Colonists objected to britains concept of Virtual Representation because:
    • A. 

      It violated their understanding of Parliamentary supremacy

    • B. 

      In ensured all english residents the right to vote for Parliament; but gave colonists no such right

    • C. 

      It assumed that the interests of colonists were identical to those of british people in the mother country.

    • D. 

      It gave the King single-handed power to impose taxes

  • 17. 
    As techniques to fight the Stamp Act, colonists tried all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Passing Resolutions and sending petitions insisting on their rights

    • B. 

      Putting stamp officials on public trial and hanging them

    • C. 

      Burning stamp distributors in effigy.

    • D. 

      Forming nonimportation agreements.

  • 18. 
    As a result of the Boston Tea Party: 
    • A. 

      British Courts convicted and imprisoned the Boston Ringleaders

    • B. 

      Colonists in New York and Philadelphia dumped shipments of the hated tea

    • C. 

      Other colonies acknowledged Parliament's power as a way to save themselves from punishment.

    • D. 

      Britain Annulled Massachusetts charter and effectively put it under military rule.

  • 19. 
    The Sons of Liberty, During the late 1760s:
    • A. 

      Worked hard to preserve civil government but protested the Stamp Act.

    • B. 

      Passed Resolutions stressing their desire to undermine the British Constitution

    • C. 

      Encouraged resistance acts for widespread disruption of the peace

    • D. 

      Were a boston resistance group made up of lower class men.

  • 20. 
    In 1775, the British Government:
    • A. 

      Denied that massachusetts or any of the other colonies was in a state of rebellion

    • B. 

      Passed a resolution demanding the execution of traitorous colonials.

    • C. 

      Prohibited trade with the thirteen american colonies and claimed the right to seize colonial vessels.

    • D. 

      Took congress's petition for redress seriously and gave colonial representatives a chance to make their case.

  • 21. 
    The Second Continental Congress did all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Impose taxes on colonists and issue gold coins to raise money for the army.

    • B. 

      Send a very courteous petition to the king in July 1775, aiming at reconciliation.

    • C. 

      Appoint George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army.

    • D. 

      Authorize an American Invasion on Canada

  • 22. 
    Between August and December 1776, George Washington
    • A. 

      Captured the British fort at Ticonderoga.

    • B. 

      Lost important battles at trenton and princeton, New Jersey.

    • C. 

      Retreated first from NY, then NJ, then Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      Retook NYC and Long Island from the british troops.

  • 23. 
    George Washington:
    • A. 

      Was impressed with the discipline and Commitment of the Army volunteers in 1776

    • B. 

      Adopted a radical military strategy centered around "irregular" attacks by militiamen.

    • C. 

      Had at his diposal in July 1776, a standing army of regular enlisted men, created earlier by COngress.

    • D. 

      Ended up with soldiers often drawn from the poorest and marginal classes of society, who signed up for the money.

  • 24. 
    In 1777, The British Army
    • A. 

      Had the advantage of plentiful supplies, which arrived efficiently and regularly from england.

    • B. 

      Hoped to seal radical New England off from the rest of the country

    • C. 

      Under General Howe, followed up on its capture of Philadelphia by moving against American Forces.

    • D. 

      Captured Sam and John Adams and put them on trial for treason.

  • 25. 
    France's recognition of American Independence and its alliance with America:
    • A. 

      Came in Exchange for an american promise to give France territories in Canada and elsewhere on the North american mainland.

    • B. 

      Took away britain's earlier Naval advantage.

    • C. 

      Split France apart from its traditional ally, Britain.

    • D. 

      Came in July 1776, after congress approved the declaration of independence.

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