Alexander Hamilton Trivia Quiz Questions And Facts!

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Alexander Hamilton Quizzes & Trivia

Below is an alexander Hamilton trivia quiz questions and facts! He is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States and an American statesman. Did you know that he wrote most of the installments of The Federalist Papers which help in integrating the constitution? Most people don’t know this but he actually died from a gunshot wound after a duel. Think you can answer any of the following trivia questions about the man? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Alexander Hamilton believed that a national bank would
    • A. 

      Violate the Constitution

    • B. 

      Promote the general welfare

    • C. 

      Make it difficult to pay off the nation’s war debt

    • D. 

      Compensate creditors and merchants at the expense of farmers

  • 2. 
    Which of the following expanded the power of the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      John Marshall

  • 3. 
    During the War of 1812,
    • A. 

      The United States declared neutrality

    • B. 

      France seized the Louisiana Territory

    • C. 

      British troops burned the Capitol and the White House

    • D. 

      Native Americans mounted a rebellion in the Ohio Country

  • 4. 
    The Industrial Revolution entailed a
    • A. 

      Growing emphasis on the use of slave labor.

    • B. 

      Migration of people from cities to rural farms and plantations.

    • C. 

      Surge in the building of factories to produce textiles and other goods.

    • D. 

      Change from using machines to using mostly hand-held tools.

  • 5. 
    James Madison shut down courts in rural Massachusetts to prevent farm foreclosures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most state constitutions included a bill of rights guaranteeing certain freedoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Constitution included checks and balances to prevent one branch of government from becoming more powerful than the other branches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    For the Constitution to go into effect, nine of the thirteen states had to amend it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Benjamin Franklin designed the Virginia Plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Under federalism, the state and the nation share power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Articles of Confederation.
    • A. 

      Reserved most power for the states.

    • B. 

      Provided for a bicameral legislature

    • C. 

      Granted the federal government the power to levy taxes.

    • D. 

      Gave Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce

  • 12. 
    The Great Compromise appeased southern states by
    • A. 

      Reducing the power of the president

    • B. 

      Guaranteeing a unicameral legislature

    • C. 

      Organizing a loose confederation of states

    • D. 

      Counting each slave as three-fifths of a person

  • 13. 
    Federalists supported ratification of the Constitution because they wanted a
    • A. 

      Weak president

    • B. 

      System of local courts

    • C. 

      Larger Congress

    • D. 

      Strong federal government

  • 14. 
    Powers shared by the federal and state governments are called
    • A. 

      Concurrent powers

    • B. 

      Federal powers

    • C. 

      Delegated powers

    • D. 

      Reserved powers

  • 15. 
    The ____________made it a crime for a citizen to publicly discredit the federal government.
    • A. 

      Section Act

    • B. 

      Embargo Act

    • C. 

      Discredit Act

    • D. 

      Criminal Act

  • 16. 
    The Supreme Court’s power to decide the constitutionality of a federal law is known as _________________
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      Checks and Balances

    • D. 

      Presidential Impeachment

  • 17. 
    The _______________authorized the President to deport immigrants who criticized the federal government.
    • A. 

      Alien Act

    • B. 

      Importation Agreement

    • C. 

      Federal Reserve Act

    • D. 

      Bill for the Interment of the People

  • 18. 
    The ____________ nearly doubled the size of the United States. 
    • A. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Mexican Cession

    • C. 

      Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      Spanish American War

  • 19. 
    Thomas Jefferson’s ________________, which was enacted to punish the British economy during the Napoleonic wars, actually hurt the American economy.
    • A. 

      Embargo Act

    • B. 

      Trade Stoppage Ordinance

    • C. 

      Express Act

    • D. 

      British Monopoly on Goods Commission

  • 20. 
    Jay’s Treaty angered many Americans because it allowed Britain to continue its practice of _______________
    • A. 

      Impressment

    • B. 

      Assassination

    • C. 

      Execution

    • D. 

      Trading