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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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Reconciling the political factions and realizing self government could be handled by the people.
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address on March 4, 1801 emphasized the importance of reconciling the political factions and recognizing that self-government could be effectively managed by the people. He aimed to unite the divided political parties and promote the idea of a government that is run by and for the people. Jefferson's focus on reconciliation and self-government reflected his belief in the power of democracy and the ability of the American people to govern themselves.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. French agents demanded a bribe before entering treaty negotiations with the US.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that French agents demanded a bribe before entering treaty negotiations with the US. This event, known as the XYZ affair, occurred during the late 18th century and was a major source of outrage for Americans. It involved French diplomats requesting bribes from American envoys in exchange for entering into negotiations. This act was seen as a violation of diplomatic norms and an insult to American sovereignty, leading to widespread anger and a deterioration of relations between the US and France.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The outbreak of war in Europe which opened opportunities for neutral carriers.
    Explanation
    During the 1790s, the American shipping trade experienced significant growth due to the outbreak of war in Europe. This created opportunities for neutral carriers as the conflict disrupted the shipping activities of European powers. With European countries unable to transport goods themselves, American neutral carriers were able to step in and meet the demand for international commerce. This led to an expansion of the American shipping trade during this period.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Condemned the Alien and Sedition acts as unconstitutional.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Condemned the Alien and Sedition acts as unconstitutional." The explanation is that in 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison drafted resolutions that criticized excessive federal spending and taxes and also condemned the Alien and Sedition acts as unconstitutional. These acts were laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress that targeted immigrants and restricted freedom of speech and the press. Jefferson and Madison believed that these acts violated the Constitution and were an infringement on individual rights.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Western Pennsylvania farmers who objected to paying excise taxes on whiskey.
    Explanation
    In 1794, President Washington led militiamen to suppress a rebellion among Western Pennsylvania farmers who objected to paying excise taxes on whiskey. These farmers believed that the federal government's imposition of taxes on whiskey was unfair and burdensome. They saw it as an infringement on their economic interests and a violation of their rights. This rebellion, known as the Whiskey Rebellion, was a significant event in American history as it demonstrated the federal government's willingness to use force to maintain law and order and assert its authority over the states.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Patriotic men got involved in public life due to their qualifications, not to appeal to voters.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that patriotic men in the mid 1790s got involved in public life based on their qualifications, rather than trying to appeal to voters. This implies that these individuals were motivated by a sense of duty and a desire to serve their country, rather than seeking personal gain or popularity. They believed that their qualifications and expertise made them suitable for public office and that their involvement in politics was driven by a genuine commitment to the well-being of the nation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. THe house had to break an electoral tie between Jefferson and Burr
    Explanation
    In the election of 1800, there was an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. As a result, the decision of who would become the President was left to the House of Representatives to break the tie. This was necessary because neither candidate had received a majority of the electoral votes required to win the election outright. The House ultimately chose Thomas Jefferson as the President, making him the winner of the election.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Britains attempt to restrict wartime trade by neutral nations and its seizure of US ships.
    Explanation
    During the early 1790s, US relations with Britain reached a crisis point because Britain attempted to restrict wartime trade by neutral nations and also seized US ships. This action by Britain was seen as a violation of American sovereignty and a threat to American trade. It led to increased tensions between the two countries and eventually contributed to the outbreak of the War of 1812.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Partison Politics threatened to divide Americans
    Explanation
    In George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address, he expressed concern about partisan politics and how it could potentially divide Americans. He believed that political parties could create factions and lead to internal conflicts within the nation. Washington warned against the dangers of excessive party spirit and urged Americans to prioritize national unity and the common good over partisan interests. This warning is significant because it highlights Washington's belief in the importance of unity and the potential harm that partisan politics can cause to the fabric of a nation.

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  • 10. 

    The first federal congress met in

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    A. New York
    Explanation
    The first federal congress met in New York because it was the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. The Congress convened in Federal Hall on Wall Street on March 4, 1789, and remained there until moving to Philadelphia in 1790. New York was chosen as the temporary capital because it was a major commercial and political center at the time.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Provided favorable rates for mailing newspapers, allowing widespread access to information
    Explanation
    The Post Office Act of 1792 provided favorable rates for mailing newspapers, which allowed for widespread access to information. This meant that newspapers could be sent at a lower cost, making them more affordable and accessible to a larger audience. As a result, people from different states and regions could now receive newspapers and stay informed about current events and news. This provision in the act played a significant role in promoting the dissemination of information and the growth of the newspaper industry during that time.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Congressman matthew Lyon and many republican editors were jailed for their comments
    Explanation
    The result of the Sedition Act was that Congressman Matthew Lyon and many republican editors were jailed for their comments.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Britain's refusal to stop impressing the American seamen.
    Explanation
    Jay's Treaty was a diplomatic agreement signed between the United States and Britain in 1794. It aimed to resolve several issues that had arisen after the American Revolution. One of the main concerns for Americans was the British practice of impressment, which involved forcibly recruiting American sailors into the British Navy. Despite the treaty, Britain refused to stop impressing American seamen, which caused resentment among Americans. This issue became a major point of contention and contributed to the growing tensions between the two nations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Specified that the Supreme court would have one chief justice and five associate justices.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Judiciary Act of 1789 specified that the Supreme Court would have one chief justice and five associate justices. This act, passed by the United States Congress, established the federal court system and outlined the structure of the Supreme Court. The act determined that the court would consist of a chief justice and five associate justices, for a total of six justices. This provision remained in effect until 1801 when the number of associate justices was increased to seven.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Public credit and federal fiscal responsibility
    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton's major reports to Congress in 1790 focused on the issues of public credit and federal fiscal responsibility. These reports included the establishment of a national bank, the assumption of state debts, and the creation of a system of tariffs and taxes. Hamilton believed that a strong central government and a stable financial system were essential for the success and growth of the new nation. By addressing these issues, Hamilton aimed to strengthen the economy, ensure the stability of the government, and establish the United States as a credible and reliable nation in the eyes of both domestic and international investors.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Northern congressmen agreed to refuse and petitions aimed at abolishing slavery.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Northern congressmen agreed to refuse any petitions aimed at abolishing slavery. This compromise was made in order to placate southern states on fiscal issues. By refusing to entertain any petitions calling for the abolition of slavery, the northern congressmen were essentially agreeing to protect the institution of slavery in the southern states. This compromise was part of the delicate balance between the northern and southern states that was necessary to maintain unity in the early years of the United States.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Using Williams Vans Murray and two others to negotiate with Napoleon, who wanted peace.
    Explanation
    During the war crisis with France in 1799, John Adams resolved the situation by employing Williams Vans Murray and two other negotiators to engage in discussions with Napoleon. This approach was successful because Napoleon desired peace, and through negotiations, a resolution was reached.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    Between 1798 and 1800, American ships were involved in an "undeclared war" with the navy of France. This conflict, known as the Quasi-War, was a result of tensions between the United States and France over issues such as trade and American neutrality during the French Revolutionary Wars. Despite not being officially declared, the Quasi-War saw numerous naval engagements between American and French vessels in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The conflict ultimately ended with the signing of the Convention of 1800, which restored peace between the two nations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Soon encountered business trouble due to embezzlement, labor problems, and poor management.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is based on the information provided in the passage. It states that the society for useful manufactures encountered business trouble due to embezzlement, labor problems, and poor management. This suggests that these issues were the cause of the society's difficulties, rather than any other factors such as the promotion of cotton farming or the development of water power and grain mills.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Combined all of Bodwitch's information on sailing and how to navigate a sailing vessel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that "The New American Practical Navigator" combined all of Bodwitch's information on sailing and how to navigate a sailing vessel. This means that the book included comprehensive information and guidance on various aspects of sailing and navigation, providing sailors with a valuable resource for their journeys.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Agricultural life and farm ownership
    Explanation
    Jefferson believed that the key to American political strength and social harmony was agricultural life and farm ownership. He believed that a nation of independent farmers would promote self-sufficiency, individual liberty, and a strong sense of community. Jefferson saw agriculture as the foundation of a virtuous society, where citizens would be connected to the land and have a stake in the success of their own farms. He believed that this agrarian lifestyle would create a more egalitarian society and prevent the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pack the courts with federalist judges.
    Explanation
    During his lame-duck period, Adams appointed numerous federalist judges to the courts, which Thomas Jefferson resented. This action allowed Adams to leave a lasting impact on the judiciary branch and potentially influence future decisions even after his presidency ended. Jefferson disagreed with this move as it went against his own political beliefs and ideologies.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Expanded its power by introducing the principal of Judicial review
    Explanation
    In the case "Marbury vs Madison" in 1803, the Supreme Court expanded its power by introducing the principle of Judicial review. This means that the Court established its authority to review and invalidate laws or actions that are deemed unconstitutional. This decision was significant as it solidified the Court's role as the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution and allowed it to check the power of the other branches of government. By establishing the power of Judicial review, the Supreme Court gained the ability to shape and influence the interpretation and application of the law in the United States.

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  • 24. 

    IN 1803, the US bought Louisiana territory from 

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    In 1803, the US bought the Louisiana territory from France. This acquisition, known as the Louisiana Purchase, doubled the size of the United States and allowed for westward expansion. The purchase was negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson and was significant in shaping the future of the nation. France, under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte, sold the territory to the US in order to finance their military campaigns in Europe. This transaction had a profound impact on American history, as it opened up vast new lands for settlement and paved the way for the country's westward expansion.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The collapse of the Federalist party
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the collapse of the Federalist party. This is because the election of 1804 marked a significant decline and weakening of the Federalist party, which was one of the two major political parties in the United States at that time. The Federalists had been losing support and influence, and the election of 1804 further highlighted their decline, paving the way for the rise of the Democratic-Republican party and ultimately leading to the collapse of the Federalist party.

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  • 26. 

    As a result of the Napoleanic Wars in Europe:

    • A.

      The US decided to ally itself with England against France

    • B.

      The US decided to ally itself with France against England

    • C.

      America's MErchant Marine enjoyed a few years of growing trade oppurtunity

    Correct Answer
    C. America's MErchant Marine enjoyed a few years of growing trade oppurtunity
    Explanation
    As a result of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, America's Merchant Marine enjoyed a few years of growing trade opportunity. The Napoleonic Wars disrupted trade routes and commerce in Europe, creating an opportunity for American merchants to fill the void. With European powers focused on the conflict, American ships were able to expand their trade networks and increase their profits. This period of increased trade allowed the American Merchant Marine to thrive for a few years.

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  • 27. 

    In the "Chesapeke" crisis of 1807 

    • A.

      Baltimore ports refused to collect tarrifs on incoming ships

    • B.

      An American ship defied British orders to halt and then fired at the british Vessel

    • C.

      A british vessel fired on an american ship and seized suspected deserters.

    Correct Answer
    C. A british vessel fired on an american ship and seized suspected deserters.
    Explanation
    During the "Chesapeake" crisis of 1807, a British vessel fired on an American ship and seized suspected deserters. This event escalated tensions between the United States and Britain, as it violated American sovereignty and led to demands for reparations and an apology from the British government. The incident further strained relations between the two countries and contributed to the eventual outbreak of the War of 1812.

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  • 28. 

    In August of 1814, the British Army invaded and burned buildings in 

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Washington DC

    Correct Answer
    C. Washington DC
    Explanation
    In August of 1814, the British Army invaded and burned buildings in Washington DC. This event is known as the Burning of Washington, which occurred during the War of 1812. The British forces set fire to several important government buildings, including the White House and the Capitol, causing significant damage to the city. This invasion was a retaliation for American attacks on York (now Toronto) in Canada. The burning of Washington DC was a major event in the war and had a significant impact on the American morale and the course of the conflict.

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  • 29. 

    Under the Treaty of Ghent:

    • A.

      The US gave Britain control over parts of land formerly belonging to Maine

    • B.

      Britain agreed to stop impressment of US seamen and respect neutral shipping

    • C.

      Territorial boundaries remained mostly the same as before the war.

    Correct Answer
    C. Territorial boundaries remained mostly the same as before the war.
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Ghent was a peace agreement signed in 1814 to end the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain. The correct answer states that territorial boundaries remained mostly the same as before the war. This means that neither side gained or lost significant territory as a result of the war. The treaty aimed to restore the pre-war status quo and maintain the existing borders between the two nations.

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  • 30. 

    After the war of 1812 ended

    • A.

      The federalist Party, based in the south, enjoyed a political resurgence.

    • B.

      President Madison's republican Party solidified its domination of National politics.

    • C.

      Americans turned against the Republicans in the 1816 Presidential Election

    Correct Answer
    B. President Madison's republican Party solidified its domination of National politics.
    Explanation
    After the war of 1812 ended, President Madison's republican Party solidified its domination of National politics. This suggests that the party became even more powerful and influential in the aftermath of the war. The fact that the Federalist Party, based in the south, enjoyed a political resurgence also indicates that the Republican Party was able to maintain its dominance despite this competition. Furthermore, the statement that Americans turned against the Republicans in the 1816 Presidential Election implies that the Republican Party was already firmly established as the leading political force.

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  • 31. 

    IN 1807, Robert Fulton gained attention for his development of:

    • A.

      A workable, profitable steamboat

    • B.

      A new and improved cotton gin

    • C.

      Guns with interchangeable parts

    Correct Answer
    A. A workable, profitable steamboat
    Explanation
    Robert Fulton gained attention in 1807 for his development of a workable, profitable steamboat. This invention revolutionized transportation by allowing for faster and more efficient travel on waterways. Fulton's steamboat, named the Clermont, successfully made a voyage up the Hudson River, proving the viability of steam-powered vessels. This achievement marked a significant milestone in the history of transportation and paved the way for the widespread adoption of steamboats in the years to come.

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  • 32. 

    The Boston Manufacturing Company, developed a business producing: 

    • A.

      Iron-making and machine-tool production

    • B.

      Plain cotton textiles

    • C.

      Fancy dress fabric

    Correct Answer
    B. Plain cotton textiles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is plain cotton textiles. The Boston Manufacturing Company was known for its production of plain cotton textiles. They were one of the first companies in the United States to use power looms for textile manufacturing. This allowed them to produce large quantities of affordable cotton fabric, which played a significant role in the growth of the textile industry in America.

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  • 33. 

    The Years following the WAR OF 1812 witnessed:

    • A.

      The spread of cotton growing into Appalachian Mountain Territory

    • B.

      Economic Stagnation in Ohio Valley

    • C.

      Increasing economic specialization in the South and Northeast.

    Correct Answer
    C. Increasing economic specialization in the South and Northeast.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is increasing economic specialization in the South and Northeast. This means that during the years following the War of 1812, the South and Northeast regions of the United States experienced a growth in their respective industries and economies. This could be attributed to factors such as advancements in technology, infrastructure development, and the emergence of new industries. As a result, these regions focused on specific economic activities and became more specialized in their production and trade.

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  • 34. 

    As the Nations population center moved westward in the early 1800s, western farmers and eastern merchants were often frustrated because 

    • A.

      Most western Farmers found goods they needed from the east traveled too slowly by the railroad.

    • B.

      Political leaders did not appreciate how people were on the move, so they ignored the west.

    • C.

      The country lacked a good system of roads and Canals, which hindered the shipment of goods.

    Correct Answer
    C. The country lacked a good system of roads and Canals, which hindered the shipment of goods.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the country lacked a good system of roads and canals, which hindered the shipment of goods. This is supported by the fact that western farmers found goods from the east traveled too slowly by the railroad, suggesting that there were transportation issues. Additionally, political leaders ignoring the west could also be attributed to the lack of infrastructure, as they may not have seen it as a priority without efficient means of transportation.

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  • 35. 

    One of Thomas Jefferson's Major goals was to:

    • A.

      Increase Adam's program of naval construction and build up American Defenses.

    • B.

      Pay off the National debt within 15 years by making major cuts in federal budget expenses.

    • C.

      Promote the Republican Party's policies and lay the necessary plans for his reelection

    Correct Answer
    B. Pay off the National debt within 15 years by making major cuts in federal budget expenses.
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson's major goal was to pay off the national debt within 15 years by making major cuts in federal budget expenses. This goal reflects Jefferson's belief in limited government and fiscal responsibility. He wanted to reduce government spending and eliminate the national debt, which he saw as a threat to the country's independence and future prosperity. Jefferson believed that reducing the national debt would allow the government to prioritize the needs of the people and promote economic growth. By making major cuts in federal budget expenses, Jefferson aimed to achieve this goal within a specific timeframe of 15 years.

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  • 36. 

    The war between Britain and france was stalemated in 1805. From 1805-1807

    • A.

      Many merchants disliked the British Naval blockade, but most accepted impressment

    • B.

      American trade declined as a result of Britain's naval blockade of the European Coast

    • C.

      Even with the British navy harrasing american merchant ships, trade was still profitable.

    Correct Answer
    C. Even with the British navy harrasing american merchant ships, trade was still profitable.
    Explanation
    During the war between Britain and France in 1805, the situation reached a stalemate. Despite the British naval blockade and the harassment of American merchant ships, trade remained profitable. This suggests that despite the challenges and risks posed by the British navy, American merchants were still able to conduct successful trade operations and make a profit.

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