APUSH Quarterly (Test 2)

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  • 1. 
    After the revolution, the concept of 'republican motherhood" suggested that
    • A. 

      A) women would be responsible for raising their children, especially their sons, to be virtuous citizens of the young republic

    • B. 

      B) voting would soon become a privelage granted to educated and/or married women

    • C. 

      C) the first duty of mothers was to serve the needs of government

    • D. 

      D) wives and mothers would be welcome in the emerging political parties

    • E. 

      E) women's virtues had been the inspiration for the ideals of the Revolution

  • 2. 
    The significance of George Washington's response to the whiskey rebellion was that it demonstrated the government
    • A. 

      A) hoped to enforece all federal laws by coercing the people into compliance

    • B. 

      B) would listen to the voice of the people no matter how it was expressed

    • C. 

      C) would not allow violence to prevent enforecement of federal laws

    • D. 

      D) would practice restraint and allow the courts to settle dissent over laws

    • E. 

      E) believed excise taxes were an unfair means to reduce the national debt

  • 3. 
        The Stamp Act crisis was important in the coming of the AMerican revolution for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) the colonists demonstrated their willingness to use violence rather than legal means to frustrate British policy

    • B. 

      B) the crisis coincided with a british decision to garrison regular troops in american cities

    • C. 

      C) american patriots realized that british inflexibility made revoltions virtually inevitable

    • D. 

      D) the british maintained that the colonies had no right to independence from parliamentary authority

    • E. 

      E) patriot leaders claimed that the act denied them their British birthrights.

  • 4. 
      In the 1790s which of the following elements of Hamilton's financial plan created the greatest consitutional debate?
    • A. 

      A) assumption of the states debts at par value

    • B. 

      B) creating a national bank

    • C. 

      C) levying a tax on whiskey

    • D. 

      D) levying custom duties on imports

    • E. 

      E) taxing the slave trade

  • 5. 
      During the War for INdependence, the principal reason the american gov't sought diplomatice recognition fom foreign powers was to
    • A. 

      A) rally all the states behind a common cause

    • B. 

      B) convince the British of the justice of the american cause

    • C. 

      C) make it easier to levy taxes on the citizens of the several states

    • D. 

      D) facilitate the purchase of arms and borrowing of money from other nations

    • E. 

      E) Allow Von Steuben, Lafayette, and others to join the American army

  • 6. 
    President washington's Neutrality Proclamation of 1793 was issued in response to
    • A. 

      A) spanish expansion in the southeast

    • B. 

      B) dutch economic activity in the mid atlantic states

    • C. 

      C) canadian alliances with northern american indians

    • D. 

      D) French diplomatice overtures to invoke te Franco-American alliance

    • E. 

      E) enlgish boycotts of selected american manufactures

  • 7. 
      The argument between Great britain and its american colonies during the 1760s and 1770s over virtual representation concerned
    • A. 

      A) patterns of legislative apportionment in the colonial assemblies

    • B. 

      B) parliaments ability to reflect colonial interests

    • C. 

      C) the lack of colonial participation in negotiating the treaty of paris

    • D. 

      D) the increasing use of juryless admiralty courts in the colonies

    • E. 

      E) the representation of "free men of color" in colonial assemblies

  • 8. 
          The North American colonies took advantage of Great Britain's policy of salutary neglect to
    • A. 

      A) establish religious freedom as a fundamental right

    • B. 

      B) work out trade arrangements to acquire needed products from other countries

    • C. 

      C) introduce the practice of slavery into the new world

    • D. 

      D) establish a standing army

    • E. 

      E) make favorable territorial settlements with the french

  • 9. 
    Which of the following most accurately describes the attitude of the founding fathers toward political parties?
    • A. 

      A) parties are vehicles of ambition and selfish interest that threaten the existence of republican government

    • B. 

      B) parties are engines of democracy that provide citizens with a voice in government

    • C. 

      C) parties are necessary evils in any republic

    • D. 

      D) in a large republic, parties are the best means of creating effective coalitions of interest groups

    • E. 

      E) a two-party system is essential to a stable republic

  • 10. 
      The Declaration of Independence did all of the following except
    • A. 

      A) appeal to the philosophy of natural rights

    • B. 

      B) call for the abolition of the slave trade

    • C. 

      C) appeal to the sympathies of the English people

    • D. 

      D) criticize the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774

    • E. 

      E) accuse George 3 of tyranny

  • 11. 
      Which of the following was true of the Continental COngress in its drafting of the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      A) it was cautious about giving the new government powers it had just denied Parliament.

    • B. 

      B) it gave congress the exlusive right to issue currency

    • C. 

      C) it gave the national court system the power to review both national and state law

    • D. 

      D) it gave congress control of interstate commerce

    • E. 

      E) it rejected the arguements of men like Sam adams and Richard henry lee who feared strong governments

  • 12. 
      By the time of the American revolution, most patriots had come to believe that, in republican governmen, sovereignty was located in
    • A. 

      A) the people

    • B. 

      B) parliament

    • C. 

      C) state gov'ts

    • D. 

      D) factions

    • E. 

      E) a centralized government

  • 13. 
        The principal motivation for drafting the Bill of Rights was the desire to
    • A. 

      A) test the new process of amendment described in the consitution

    • B. 

      B) protect rights not specified in the consitution

    • C. 

      C) strengthen the power of the federal government

    • D. 

      D) restore to the states the powers they had enjoyed under the Articles of Confederaton

    • E. 

      E) clarify the federal relationship among the states

  • 14. 
      Alexander Hamilton's financial program was most favorable to
    • A. 

      A) western farmers

    • B. 

      B) war veterans

    • C. 

      C) southern planters

    • D. 

      D) eastern merchants

    • E. 

      E) state bankers

  • 15. 
        The industrial justification for revolutionary action contained in the Declaration of Independence was derived most directly from the work of
    • A. 

      A) Rousseau

    • B. 

      B) Locke

    • C. 

      C) Montisquieu

    • D. 

      D) Hobbes

    • E. 

      E) Voltaire

  • 16. 
    France decided to aid the North American colonies in their war for independence primarily because France
    • A. 

      A) was working to establish democratic rule in European countries

    • B. 

      B) saw the war as an oppurtunity to end the international slave trade

    • C. 

      C) wanted to weaken the British empire

    • D. 

      D) was allied with Spain, which had already joined the colonists' cause

    • E. 

      E) had long been the primary trading partner of the north american colonies

  • 17. 
      All of the following contributed to discontent among the soldiers in the Continental Army EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A) most soldiers were draftees

    • B. 

      B) the soldiers feared for the welfare of families back home

    • C. 

      C) the army had inadequate arms and ammunition

    • D. 

      D) the army paid soldiers in decpreciated paper money

    • E. 

      E) the army was inadequately fed and clothed

  • 18. 
      The KY and VA resolutions took the position that
    • A. 

      A) only the US Supreme Court had the power to restrict freedom of speech and press

    • B. 

      B) the authority of state gov'ts ncluded the power to decide whether or not an act of congress was constitutional

    • C. 

      C) only fiscal measures initiated by state legislatures could be acted on by COngress

    • D. 

      D) congress was responsible for maintaining the vitality of a loyal opposition political party

    • E. 

      E) the "supremacy clause" of the constitution applied only to foreign affairs

  • 19. 
      Which of teh following most appropriately characterizes the violence exhibited in such episodes as Bacon's rebellion, the Boston Tea Party, Shay's and the Whiskey rebellion?
    • A. 

      A) most violence occured in urban areas.

    • B. 

      B) most violence produced no deaths

    • C. 

      C) the level of violence subsided after the american revolution

    • D. 

      D) violence was directed at "outsiders" or representatives of distant authority

    • E. 

      E) most violences occured because of the intervention of foreign powers in american internal affairs

  • 20. 
        The Federalist papers challenged the conven tional political wisdom of the 18th century when they asserted that
    • A. 

      A) a republican form of gov. could succeed only in small countries

    • B. 

      B) limitations on the popular will led to tyranny

    • C. 

      C) a weak central gov. was the only guarantee of individual rights

    • D. 

      D) a large republic offered the best protection of minority rights

    • E. 

      E) political parties were crucial to the success of the new gov.

  • 21. 
        As a result of the defeat at Yorktown, the British gov. realized that
    • A. 

      A) they could maintain the colonies only through a commonwealth system

    • B. 

      B) spain must be counted on to help subdue the american rebels

    • C. 

      C) domestic political pressures neccessitated an end to the fighting and the beginning of peace negotiations

    • D. 

      D) the colonies wee lost and that all british troops must come home

    • E. 

      E) the war in american could continue, but on a more limited basis

  • 22. 
        Which of the following had the greatest impact on the instituition of slavery in the US in the first quarter of the 19th cent.
    • A. 

      A) demands of southern textile manufacturers for cotton

    • B. 

      B) intro of crop rotation and fertilizers

    • C. 

      C) use of more stringent techniques for slave control

    • D. 

      D) invention of the cotton gin

    • E. 

      E) the 3/5 compromise

  • 23. 
        By the time of the Rev., the Amercian colonists had generally come to believe that creation of a republic would solve the problems of monachical rule because a republic would establish
    • A. 

      A) a highly centralized gov. led by a social elite

    • B. 

      B) a strong chief executive

    • C. 

      C) a small, limited, gov. responsible to the people

    • D. 

      D) unlimited male suffrage

    • E. 

      E) a society in which there were no differences of rank and status

  • 24. 
    The NW ordinances did which of the following?
    • A. 

      A) provided for the annexation of the ORegon territory.

    • B. 

      B) established reservations for native americans

    • C. 

      C) granted settlers a free homestead of 160 acres.

    • D. 

      D) established the terms for settlement and admission of new states

    • E. 

      E) banned slavery north of the 36 30 line.

  • 25. 
      WHich of the following was a widely held belief among the founding fathers of the US?
    • A. 

      A) direct democracy is superior to representative governments

    • B. 

      B) widespread ownership of property is bulwark of republican gov.

    • C. 

      C) political paties are an inevitable outgrowth of republican gov.

    • D. 

      D) universal male suffrage is essential to free gov.

    • E. 

      E) the separation of legislative, executive, and judicial functions leads to gov. chaos

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