Early America / Jackson Test

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American Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    All of the following were accomplishments of the Washington administration EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Crushed the Whiskey Rebellion

    • B. 

      Purchased Louisiana from the French

    • C. 

      Constructed the Cabinet

    • D. 

      It was the first administration to exist under the Constitution

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes the Alien and Sedition Act?
    • A. 

      It became illegal to criticize high government officials

    • B. 

      Immigration became entirely illegal

    • C. 

      John Marshall used the act to increase the power of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      All immigrants were immediately considered aliens

  • 3. 
    Which of the following events caused an increase in tension between the United States and France during the Adams administration?
    • A. 

      Adams-Onis Treaty

    • B. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • C. 

      Napoleonic Wars

    • D. 

      XYZ Affair

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best shows the desire of the United States to expand into new territories during the Jefferson administration?
    • A. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      XYZ Affair

    • C. 

      Spanish-American War

    • D. 

      Revolution of 1800

  • 5. 
    What were the terms of the Treaty of Ghent?
    • A. 

      All land in North America that belonged to the British was now controlled by the United States

    • B. 

      All land in North America that belonged to the United States was now controlled by the British

    • C. 

      The treaty returned things to the way they were before the war

    • D. 

      France was able to gain back some of the Louisiana Territory

  • 6. 
    If Great Britain wanted to form a colony in South America, why would the United States have objected in the early 19th century?
    • A. 

      Mercantilism was no longer a viable economic policy

    • B. 

      The Monroe Doctrine said that the Western Hemisphere is closed to colonization

    • C. 

      The United States would not object to Great Britain forming a colony in South America

    • D. 

      The United States was still upset about the Revolutionary War

  • 7. 
    Which of the following groups thought that the world would soon end, abstained from sexual intercourse, and got their name from a ritual dance?
    • A. 

      Shakers

    • B. 

      Mormons

    • C. 

      Transcendentalists

    • D. 

      Unitarians

  • 8. 
    What was the essence of transcendentalist belief?
    • A. 

      People are able to pass beyond normal human comprehension through meditation

    • B. 

      There is one universal truth

    • C. 

      Universal truths do not exist

    • D. 

      Every person can discover truth on their own

  • 9. 
    "All men and women are created equal".  This quote most likely comes from a person who supports which reform movement?
    • A. 

      Education Reform

    • B. 

      Women's Rights

    • C. 

      Religious Reform

    • D. 

      Abolition

  • 10. 
    Why would Angelina Grimke argue that women have rights?
    • A. 

      They are human beings

    • B. 

      They can own land

    • C. 

      She would argue that men and women are inherently unequal

    • D. 

      Grimke was a lawyer and would argue about anything

  • 11. 
    "I believe that in four weeks time from when a declaration of war is heard on our frontier, the whole of Upper Canada and a part of Lower Canada will be in our possession."  - John C. CalhounWhat event is Calhoun describing?
    • A. 

      American Revolution

    • B. 

      War of 1812

    • C. 

      Canadian Bacon

    • D. 

      French and Indian War

  • 12. 
    "I believe that in four weeks time from when a declaration of war is heard on our frontier, the whole of Upper Canada and a part of Lower Canada will be in our possession."  - John C. CalhounWhich of the following is how John C. Calhoun was described by his contemporaries?
    • A. 

      War Hawk

    • B. 

      Dove

    • C. 

      War Monger

    • D. 

      Ally for peace

  • 13. 
    How did Marbury v. Madison impact the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Congress became more powerful

    • B. 

      Judges were no longer allowed to vote

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court became more powerful

    • D. 

      The President was removed from office

  • 14. 
    Why did Thomas Jefferson believe that creating a national bank was unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      The Constitution prohibited a national bank

    • B. 

      Only states are permitted to have banks

    • C. 

      Jefferson thought that a national bank would hurt the nation

    • D. 

      The Constitution did not specifically say that a national bank could be created

  • 15. 
    All of these countries laid a claim on the Oregon Country EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 16. 
    Which of the following best describes why settlers traveled west to the Oregon Country?
    • A. 

      Economic troubles at home and fertile land out west

    • B. 

      The promise of an easy trip on the Oregon Trail

    • C. 

      They heard about the Donner Party and wanted to travel the same route

    • D. 

      There were great silver and gold mines where people were striking it rich

  • 17. 
    Why did many Irish immigrants move to the United States in the 1840's?
    • A. 

      America is the land of opportunity

    • B. 

      There was a potato famine in Ireland

    • C. 

      Ireland was suffering from an economic recession

    • D. 

      The Irish immigration was extremely helpful to the economy of the United States

  • 18. 
    How might nativism affect a multicultural community like New York City?
    • A. 

      Native Americans may not receive their natural rights

    • B. 

      Segregation and division within the community could increase

    • C. 

      Crime could rise within the community

    • D. 

      Some immigrants could lose jobs to the nativists

  • 19. 
    What was the result of the Battle of New Orleans?
    • A. 

      The War of 1812 between the Americans and British was rekindled

    • B. 

      The United States won a resounding victory, but it was after the war was technically over

    • C. 

      Colonel Jackson led the British down the mighty Mississippi River to take on the Americans in New Orleans

    • D. 

      The port of New Orleans was closed to trade

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes the idea that God wanted the United States to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • B. 

      Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      Creative Perseverance

    • D. 

      Royal Authority

  • 21. 
    "I weep for my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."What event is Andrew Jackson describing?
    • A. 

      The Revolution of 1800

    • B. 

      The Corrupt Bargain of 1824

    • C. 

      The election of 1828

    • D. 

      The Indian Removal Act

  • 22. 
    "I weep for my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."What is Jackson's opinion of the members of the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      He believes they are taking bribes from other officials

    • B. 

      Jackson thinks they are bad leaders

    • C. 

      He despises Henry Clay because the men ran against each other for the presidency

    • D. 

      He believes they are corrupt because they allowed Adams to become president without winning the electoral or popular vote

  • 23. 
    Which election is the best example of the Spoils System at work in America?
    • A. 

      1800

    • B. 

      1824

    • C. 

      1828

    • D. 

      2008

  • 24. 
    How did the Indian Removal Act affect Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Native Americans received wonderful spaces of land east of the Mississippi where they could live.

    • B. 

      Native Americans were forced out of their homelands

    • C. 

      Settlers were forced to stay east of the Appalachian Mountains due to the Proclamation Act

    • D. 

      Native Americans had many of their old restrictions removed

  • 25. 
    Which which idea was the Know-Nothing Party most closely associated?
    • A. 

      Organized Labor

    • B. 

      Nativism

    • C. 

      Transcendentalism

    • D. 

      The Era of Reform

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