APUSH Quarterly Ch 8-11 (2nd Quarter)

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  • 1. 
    In its depiction of America, the Hudson River School of painting conveyed
    • A. 

      A) The martial strength of western expansion

    • B. 

      B) A romantic, transcendental view of the nation

    • C. 

      C) A criticism of the alienation in urban America

    • D. 

      D) The lack of democracy in the Antebellum south

    • E. 

      E) A realistic view of frontier farming life

  • 2. 
    The growth of the market economy between 1815 and 1850, caused farmers to
    • A. 

      A)Gear their production to family needs and local markets

    • B. 

      B) Depend on government regulation of railroads

    • C. 

      C) Barter for goods they could not produce themselves

    • D. 

      D) Specialize in only one or two crops to sell

    • E. 

      E) Purchase fewer manufactured goods

  • 3. 
    Which issue aroused the strongest sectional feeling during the presidency of Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      A) the tariff

    • B. 

      B) the spoils system

    • C. 

      C) the new nomination process

    • D. 

      D) relocation of the Cherokee

    • E. 

      E) "Eaton malaria"

  • 4. 
    During the first half of the 19th century, the central and western areas of New York were known as the "burned-over district" because
    • A. 

      A) of intense religious zeal created during the Second Great Awakening

    • B. 

      B) terrible fires that followed the clear-cut logging by pioneers in that part of the state

    • C. 

      C) the area had not recovered from the devastation of the War of 1812

    • D. 

      D) American Indian settlements had been completely destroyed as settlersmoved in and took over teh land

    • E. 

      E) The region's economy had never revived after the hardships that followed the Whiskey Rebellion

  • 5. 
    Though he was a self-professed follower of Thomas Jefferson, the development of government under Andrew Jackson represented a trend away from the Jeffersonian ideal in its
    • A. 

      A) attitude toward the bank

    • B. 

      B) feelings about the worth of the common man

    • C. 

      C) an emphasis on the supremacy of the federal government

    • D. 

      D) sympathy for agrarian problems

    • E. 

      E) dislike of aristocratic custom

  • 6. 
    The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, the Hartford Convention, and the South Carolina Exposition and Protest were similar in that all involved a defense of
    • A. 

      A) freedom of the seas

    • B. 

      B) freedom of speech

    • C. 

      C) institution of slavery

    • D. 

      D) states' rights

    • E. 

      E) Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • 7. 
    A distinguishable feature of American society in the early 19th century was the
    • A. 

      A) increasing readership of newspapers

    • B. 

      B) lack of enthusiasm for religious reform

    • C. 

      C) embrace of an aristocratic hierarchy

    • D. 

      D) creation of original forms of art and architecture

    • E. 

      E) dislike of voluntary associations

  • 8. 
    "The infant industries of this country must be protected from foreign competition by a protective tariff, and must be further strengthened by a bold program of internal improvements such as the construction of canals and roads." These words were spoken by
    • A. 

      A) William LLoyd Garrison

    • B. 

      B) Henry Clay

    • C. 

      C) John C Calhoun

    • D. 

      D) Stephen A. Douglas

  • 9. 
    "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists" is a quotation from
    • A. 

      A) The Federalist Papers

    • B. 

      B) George Washington's Farewell Address

    • C. 

      C) Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address

    • D. 

      D) John Adam's Inaugural Address

    • E. 

      E) George Washington's First Inaugural Address

  • 10. 
    The American Colonization Society was established in the early 19th century with the goal of
    • A. 

      A) encouraging immigration from Ireland to Germany

    • B. 

      B) encouraging Chinese contract laborers to emigrate to the United States

    • C. 

      C) Settling white Americans on western lands

    • D. 

      D) settling American indians on reservations

    • E. 

      E) transporting African Americans to Africa

  • 11. 
    Which of the following resulted from the policies of the Andrew Jackson administration?
    • A. 

      A) A central bank was established

    • B. 

      B) The value of paper currency issued by individual banks became uniform

    • C. 

      C) the number of banks, each issuing its own paper currency, increased

    • D. 

      D) A nationwide banking system was begun

    • E. 

      E) Federal fiscal activities became linked to a system of federal banks.

  • 12. 
    As chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall issued significant opinions on all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) judicial review

    • B. 

      B) federal versus state power

    • C. 

      C) the sanctity of contracts

    • D. 

      D) the rights of slaves as persons

    • E. 

      E) congressional control of interstate commerce

  • 13. 
    Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana had its origins in his desire to
    • A. 

      A) remove the French from forts along the Mississippi valley

    • B. 

      B) Acquire a port to provide an outlet for western crops

    • C. 

      C) acquire territory for the expansion of slavery

    • D. 

      D) oppose New England Federalism

    • E. 

      E) demonstrate friendship for the French in the Napoleonic Wars

  • 14. 
    The Supreme Court's decision in McCulloch v. Maryland
    • A. 

      A) supported the rights of states to control all economic activites within their borders

    • B. 

      B) upheld the right of states to create monopolies that served the public interest

    • C. 

      C) Endorsed Alexander Hamilton's ideas of implied powers in the Constitution

    • D. 

      D) required the federal government to cease its support of financial institutions in Maryland

    • E. 

      E) Broadened the power of states to tax federal property

  • 15. 
    In pre- CIvil War era, the railroad's most important impact on the economy was
    • A. 

      A) Creation of a huge new market for railway equipment

    • B. 

      B) Creation of the basis for greater cooperation between Southern planters and Northern textile manufacturers

    • C. 

      C) generation of new employment oppurtunities for unskilled urban workers

    • D. 

      D) participation of the federal government in the financing of a nationwide transportation network

    • E. 

      E) Accessibility to Eastern urban markets provided to Midwestern farmers

  • 16. 
    "In 1800 schoolchildren (ages 5-19) spent an average of only 14 days in school each year. BY 1850 this figure had nearly doubled, going to 26 days, and by 1860 it had risen to 40 days per year, almost  triple the figure for 1800. By 1860 the literacy rate at age 20 had attained modern levels, exceeding 90% among Whites."   This passage describes results brough about chiefly through
    • A. 

      A) state and local efforts in behalf of public schools

    • B. 

      B) the work of private philanthropists

    • C. 

      C)the extension of federally supported schools systems

    • D. 

      D) The increasing ability of families to afford tutors

    • E. 

      E) The establishment of church-supported schools

  • 17. 
    The American Transcendentalists may best be characterized as which of the following?
    • A. 

      A) a group of northern intellectuals who shared a belief in the value of human intuition

    • B. 

      B) a religious sect that believed in the concept of sin and the necessity for forgiveness from God and from fellow worshippers

    • C. 

      C) A number of loosely organized communitarians who engaged in sexual experiments outside the confines of marraige

    • D. 

      D) A sect of former Unitarian ministers who expected christ to descend to earth within their lifetimes

    • E. 

      E) A persecuted band who had to lee to the West because of their unpopular ideas about polygamy nad other unconventional practices

  • 18. 
    Of the following which was the principal issue on which the United States sought settlement with Great Britain at the outset of the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      A) A guarantee of New England fishing rights off Newfoundland

    • B. 

      B) Free navigation of the Mississippi River

    • C. 

      C) Cancellation of pre-Revolutionary debts

    • D. 

      D) Access to trade with the British West Indies

    • E. 

      E) An end to impressment

  • 19. 
    Which of the following actions did Congress take shortly after the Chesapeak-Leopard affair?
    • A. 

      A) It passed the Embargo Act.

    • B. 

      B) It authorized privateers to attack British shipping

    • C. 

      C) It sought an alliance with Spain

    • D. 

      D) It enacted Macon's Bill No. 2

    • E. 

      E) It declared war on England

  • 20. 
    Which of the following transportation developments opened the West to settlement and trade between 1790 and 1830?
    • A. 

      A) Turnpikes and canals

    • B. 

      B) Railroads and steamships

    • C. 

      C) Turnpikes and railroads

    • D. 

      D) Clipper ships and turnpikes

    • E. 

      E) Canals and railroads

  • 21. 
    President Jackson's Native American (Indian) Policy resulted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      A) Jackson's loss of popularity in the country

    • B. 

      B) The first efforts to grant citizenship to Native Americans

    • C. 

      C) The division of tribal lands into small units and their allotment to heads of families in each tribe

    • D. 

      D) Widespread uprisings among the Sioux in the Dakota Territory

    • E. 

      E) The removal of the Cherokee from the Southeast to settlements across the Mississippi

  • 22. 
    All of the following were contributing factors to the decline of the Federalist Party after the War of 1812 EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) the Party's association with the Hartford Convention

    • B. 

      B) the rulings of the Supreme Court under John Marshall

    • C. 

      C) The Party's unpatriotic behavior during the war

    • D. 

      D) Monroe's good-will tour of New England

    • E. 

      E) The Republican party's adoptions of many Federalist policies

  • 23. 
    In the nullification dispute from 188 to 1833, John C. Calhoun supported which of the following ideas?
    • A. 

      A) the federal government was superior to the state government and should preserve the Union at all cost.

    • B. 

      B) The tariff was unconsitutional because it taxed those people who were least able to pay

    • C. 

      C) The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of the 1790s did not apply to the crisis of the 1830s

    • D. 

      D) Although the federal government had a right to enforce the tariff, it was morally wrong to do so

    • E. 

      E) The states were the final arbiter of the constitutionality of federal laws

  • 24. 
    A central theme of Alexander de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is
    • A. 

      A) American equality is a product of the nation's social mobility and geographic restlessness

    • B. 

      B) American democracy cannot be maintained because the masses are turbulent and unreliable

    • C. 

      C) Americans are not ambitious enough to make the capitalist system work

    • D. 

      D) Americans measure social class by inherited wealth and family background

    • E. 

      E)American society is superior to all European cultures

  • 25. 
    Which of the followign is true of the presidency of Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      A) Jackson was the first president to have impeachment charges brough against him.

    • B. 

      B) Jackson limited the use of the veto just as his predecessors had done.

    • C. 

      C) Jackson joined with the Whigs to reform the government.

    • D. 

      D) Jackson increased the power of the executive branch of government

    • E. 

      E) Jackson was the first president to support the abolition of slavery

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