APUSH Chaptor 9-12 Review Test!

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  • 1. 
    In Madison's view
    • A. 

      Partisan division should be avoided at all costs under the new Constitution

    • B. 

      The new executive branch would be strong enough to suppress political divisions

    • C. 

      The clash of interest groups would help prevent the abuse of power in government

    • D. 

      Majority rule would prevent the abuse of liberty under the new Constitution

  • 2. 
    In Jay's Treaty, the British
    • A. 

      Pledged to stop seizing American ships

    • B. 

      Released Americans from their pre-Revolutionary war debt to British merchants

    • C. 

      Promised to evacuate the chain of forts in the Old Northwest

    • D. 

      Refused to pay damaged for seizures of American ships

  • 3. 
    All of the following are true about the Articles of Confederation except
    • A. 

      It had no executive branch of government

    • B. 

      It gave congress no power to regulate commerce between states

    • C. 

      It did not provide for a national military

    • D. 

      It gave each state one vote in Congress

    • E. 

      It required a unanimous vote in Congress to pass a law

  • 4. 
    The Land Ordinance of 1785
    • A. 

      Provided for the survey and sale of public lands in the Old Northwest

    • B. 

      Established a procedure for governing the Northwest territory

    • C. 

      Banned slavery in all territories of the U.S.

    • D. 

      Settled the boundary between the U.S. and British Canada

    • E. 

      Required Indian removal form the Ohio Valley

  • 5. 
    The most alarming characteristics of the new Constitution to those who opposed it was
    • A. 

      Absence of a bill of rights

    • B. 

      Creation of a federal district for the national capital

    • C. 

      Omission of any reference to God

    • D. 

      Creation of a standing army

    • E. 

      Creation of a national executive

  • 6. 
    All of the following are true about the Constitution except
    • A. 

      It restricts slavery to certain states

    • B. 

      It doesn't not mention slavery directly

    • C. 

      It allows Congress to restrict the slave trade after 20 years

    • D. 

      It requires fugitive slaves to be returned to their owners

    • E. 

      It counts slaves differently from free citizens for the census purposes

  • 7. 
    Shays's Rebellion was provoked by
    • A. 

      Fear that the Articles of Confederation had created too strong a national government

    • B. 

      Efforts by wealthy merchants to replace the Articles with a new constitution

    • C. 

      A quarrel over the boundary between Massachusetts and Vermont

    • D. 

      Foreclosures on the mortgages of backcountry farmers

  • 8. 
    The main purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts was to
    • A. 

      Capture French and British spies

    • B. 

      Control the Federalists

    • C. 

      Cut off the flow of immigrants from Canada

    • D. 

      Silence and punish critics of the Federalists

    • E. 

      Prevent Jefferson from becoming president

  • 9. 
    In the years leading up to the American Revolution all of the following were true except:
    • A. 

      The British withdrew most of their troops from the colonies

    • B. 

      Parliament restricted the powers of the colonial governments

    • C. 

      Parliament attempted to find new sources of revenue from the colonies

    • D. 

      The British enforced trade regulations in the colonies much more strictly

  • 10. 
    The doctorine of "nullification" claimed that
    • A. 

      Congress could nullify the actions of the President

    • B. 

      A state could nullify a federal law that violated the Constitution

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court could nullify a stat law contrary to federal law

    • D. 

      The President could nullify a state law that violated the Constitution

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