APUSH 8+9

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  • 1. 
    On march 4, 1801, after winning the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson gave an inaugural address that stressed:
    • A. 

      His clean personal record and the actual differences between himself and John Adams

    • B. 

      Having America begin a bold foreign policy, balance the budget, and expand the nation.

    • C. 

      Reconciling the political factions and realizing self government could be handled by the people.

  • 2. 
    Americans were outraged by the XYZ affair, in which:
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton spread rumors about corruption in the adams administration

    • B. 

      British agents tried to hire american privateers to attack french ships

    • C. 

      French agents demanded a bribe before entering treaty negotiations with the US.

  • 3. 
    The american shipping trade expanded significantly during the 1790s, thanks to
    • A. 

      An era of peace in Europe, which stimulated international commerce in luxury goods.

    • B. 

      The outbreak of war in Europe which opened opportunities for neutral carriers.

    • C. 

      Congress's repeal of americas protective tarriff.

  • 4. 
    In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison drafted sets of resolutions, also adopted by 2 state legislatures, which
    • A. 

      Criticized excessive federal spending and taxes imposed to finance the navy.

    • B. 

      Condemned the Alien and Sedition acts as unconstitutional.

    • C. 

      Demanded that the US declare war on Britain.

  • 5. 
    In 1794, President Washington led militiamen to suppress a rebellion among 
    • A. 

      Southern farmers who feared federal motives toward abolishing slavery

    • B. 

      Western Mass farmers who demanded debt relief and more political representation

    • C. 

      Western Pennsylvania farmers who objected to paying excise taxes on whiskey.

  • 6. 
    Federalists and republicans, political parties that formed in the mid 1790s, were based on the ethics of the day, which meant:
    • A. 

      Leaders ran for public office after they were successful as planters/merchants/lawyers

    • B. 

      Important men could join either party but they could not compromise their views on politics.

    • C. 

      Patriotic men got involved in public life due to their qualifications, not to appeal to voters.

  • 7. 
    In the election of 1800
    • A. 

      John adams enjoyed an easy victory

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson enjoyed an easy victory

    • C. 

      THe house had to break an electoral tie between Jefferson and Burr

  • 8. 
    During the early 1790s US relations with britain approached a crisis due to
    • A. 

      Britains attempt to reconquer territory in the American Northwest.

    • B. 

      Americas inflated prices for southern cotton exported to britain

    • C. 

      Britains attempt to restrict wartime trade by neutral nations and its seizure of US ships.

  • 9. 
    In George Washingtons 1796 Farewell address, he warned that 
    • A. 

      Partison Politics threatened to divide Americans

    • B. 

      Tensions over slavery could divide the North and South

    • C. 

      Escalating disputes between Britain and the US might provoke war.

  • 10. 
    The first federal congress met in
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Boston

  • 11. 
    The Post office act of 1792
    • A. 

      Left decisions about mailing rates up to individual states

    • B. 

      Provided favorable rates for mailing newspapers, allowing widespread access to information

    • C. 

      Covered only mail routes along the East Coast.

  • 12. 
    In 1798, when republicans criticized policies of the Adams administration, Congress passed the Sedition Act. What was the result?
    • A. 

      Congressman matthew Lyon and many republican editors were jailed for their comments

    • B. 

      President Adams had no sympathy for the law, and refused to allow its enforcement.

    • C. 

      Moderates in Congress saw the error of the Sedition Law, and repealed it in 6 months.

  • 13. 
    Jay's treaty avoided a war with britain, but americans resented: 
    • A. 

      Hamiltons pro-british views, which caused Madison to criticise Washington

    • B. 

      Jefferson's criticism of britain, which caused the British Navy to bombard US ports.

    • C. 

      Britain's refusal to stop impressing the American seamen.

  • 14. 
    The Judiciary Act of 1789
    • A. 

      Did not specify the number of Justices who would sit on the Supreme court

    • B. 

      Specified that the Supreme court would have one chief justice and five associate justices.

    • C. 

      Specified that the Supreme court would have one chief justice and eight associate justices.

  • 15. 
    Alexander Hamilton's major reports to Congress in 1790 were primarily concerned with the issues of:
    • A. 

      Patent and Copyright laws.

    • B. 

      Slavery and Political rights

    • C. 

      Public credit and federal fiscal responsibility

  • 16. 
    In order to placate southern states on fiscal issues, leaders in 1790 worked out a compromise under which
    • A. 

      Northern congressmen agreed to refuse and petitions aimed at abolishing slavery.

    • B. 

      Northern states agreed to increase southern representation in the SUpreme Court.

    • C. 

      The US agreed to place the nations capital on the shores of the Potomac.

  • 17. 
    In 1799 John Adams settled the war crisis with France by:
    • A. 

      Using Williams Vans Murray and two others to negotiate with Napoleon, who wanted peace.

    • B. 

      Firing all of the federalists in the cabinent and replacing them with men who favored peace

    • C. 

      Approving the building of more "Super frigates" a tactic that forced Napoleon to Negotiate.

  • 18. 
    Between 1798 and 1800 American ships engaged in an "undeclared war" with the navy of 
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Britain

  • 19. 
    The society for useful manufactures, chartered in 1791
    • A. 

      Aimed to promote expansion of cotton farming and textile making in the southern states

    • B. 

      Supported the development of water power and grain mills along Mass. rivers.

    • C. 

      Soon encountered business trouble due to embezzlement, labor problems, and poor management.

  • 20. 
    In 1802, Nathaniel Bodwitch of Salem,, Massachussets, published "The New American Practical Navigator", a book that 
    • A. 

      Updated standard navigation tables to make calculations more accurate

    • B. 

      Explained how to calculate longitude from chronometers

    • C. 

      Combined all of Bodwitch's information on sailing and how to navigate a sailing vessel

  • 21. 
    Jefferson believed that the key to American political strength and social harmony was
    • A. 

      Urban population growth and rapid expansion of immigration

    • B. 

      Agricultural life and farm ownership

    • C. 

      An immediate end to slavery, allowing blacks to create their own communities.

  • 22. 
    Thomas Jefferson resented how his predecessor, Adams, had used his lame-duck time in office to
    • A. 

      Expand established notions of state's rights

    • B. 

      Pack the courts with federalist judges.

    • C. 

      Make political peace with france.

  • 23. 
    IN the 1803 CASE "Marbury vs Madison" the SUpreme Court:
    • A. 

      Expanded its power by introducing the principal of Judicial review

    • B. 

      Declared the JUdiciary act of 1801 to be unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Ruled that federal beauracrats had no right to tenure in office.

  • 24. 
    IN 1803, the US bought Louisiana territory from 
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Mexico

  • 25. 
    Election of 1804 Marked: 
    • A. 

      The collapse of the Federalist party

    • B. 

      Birth of the democratic party

    • C. 

      A political victory for Alexander Hamilton