Exam 2 (ch. 7-12)

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AMH 2010 Exam 2 (Chapters 7-12)


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  • 1. 
    How did radical Whigs feel about monarchy?
    • A. 

      Whigs thought it would do good for society.

    • B. 

      Whigs had nothing to do with monarchy.

    • C. 

      Whigs feared the threat to liberty posed by the arbitrary power of monarchy

    • D. 

      Whigs was completely against it and thought it would ruin America

  • 2. 
    What was the central economic concern of Mercantilists?  
    • A. 

      All parts of an economy should be coordinated for the good of the whole state.

    • B. 

      The high class people should be taxed higher.

    • C. 

      The people of the government should make more money than anyone.

    • D. 

      The best way to boost the economy is to trade with rich countries

  • 3. 
    What was required by the Navigation Act (Law) of 1650?
    • A. 

      Law passed to regulate the mercantile system

    • B. 

      Law passed that said people could not edit maps

    • C. 

      Law passed to regulate trade

    • D. 

      Law passed to give less power to the government

  • 4. 
    How were the Navigation Acts enforced before 1763?
    • A. 

      They were strict.

    • B. 

      They were not made until 1801

    • C. 

      They were loosely enforced and imposed no intolerable burden

    • D. 

      They posed a burden because they were strictly enforced

  • 5. 
    What was the first colonial revenue act passed by Parliament?
    • A. 

      The Sugar Act of 1764

    • B. 

      Navigation Act (Law) of 1650

    • C. 

      Tea Tax Act of 1783

    • D. 

      Navigation Act (Law) of 1801

  • 6. 
    What was "virtual" representation?
    • A. 

      The idea that each state has a representative

    • B. 

      The idea that British would have a monarchy government

    • C. 

      The political theory that a class of persons is represented in a lawmaking body without direct vote

    • D. 

      The political theory that a person's vote with a higher income is worth more than a person with a lower income

  • 7. 
    Why was the Tea Tax retained when other taxes were abolished?
    • A. 

      The tax was retained because it made the most amount of money

    • B. 

      The tax was retained to keep the idea of taxation alive

    • C. 

      The tax was retained to take away people's money

    • D. 

      The tax was retained to keep alive the principle of parliamentary taxation

  • 8. 
    What happened when Parliament rejected the First Continental Congress' petitions?
    • A. 

      Some of the Americans began to riot

    • B. 

      The Association tarred and feathered tax collectors

    • C. 

      Continental Congress was furious and sued

    • D. 

      Nothing happened

  • 9. 
    What was the most important single action of the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      They selected George Washington to head the hastily improvised army besieging Boston

    • B. 

      They had much to do with writing the Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      To create laws

    • D. 

      There was no Second Continental Congress, only a First

  • 10. 
    How did Thomas Paine view popular consent?
    • A. 

      Argued that all public officials should derive their authority from public consent

    • B. 

      Believed that popular consent was not accurate among states because of the population variation

    • C. 

      Argued that everyone had an equal opinion

    • D. 

      Believed that popular consent was unfair

  • 11. 
    Who introduced the key resolution of independence in the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      John Locke

  • 12. 
    How did Washington try to improve morale in the Continental Army in late 1776 and early 1777?
    • A. 

      French 1st Sergeant Davis

    • B. 

      Prussian drillmaster Baron von Steuben

    • C. 

      Englishman, John Locke

    • D. 

      America's own, George Washington

  • 13. 
    What was Britain's strategy for ending the war in 1777?
    • A. 

      Capturing the vital Hudson River Valley with the main invading force led by John Burgoyne

    • B. 

      Surrendering because the opponent was too powerful

    • C. 

      Perform a sneak attack on the enemy

    • D. 

      Assassinate the General, George Washington

  • 14. 
    Why was the Battle of Saratoga important?
    • A. 

      It made possible the urgently needed foreign aid from France, which in turn helped ensure American independence

    • B. 

      It showed that America will never give up

    • C. 

      It was when the greatness of George Washington was discovered

    • D. 

      It was America's first victory

  • 15. 
    Why did France help the Americans in the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      The French wanted to team up with America to create an ally

    • B. 

      For revenge against Britain

    • C. 

      America had great resources

    • D. 

      French loved being involved in battle

  • 16. 
    What impact did French involvement in the American Revolution have on Britain?
    • A. 

      It had no impact, Britain was powerful

    • B. 

      Forced Britain to change their strategy in America

    • C. 

      Forced Britain to surrender

    • D. 

      Forced America and Britain to compromise with America

  • 17. 
    What instructions did Congress give the American peace negotiators in Paris in 1782-1783?
    • A. 

      They were told get control of the battle

    • B. 

      They were told to make no separate peace and to consult with their French allies at all stages of the negotiations

    • C. 

      They were told that no decisions were made without consulting them first

    • D. 

      They were told to stay out of the war

  • 18. 
    Why was Britain so generous in the peace settlement ending the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      They felt bad that they wasted away so much of America's money

    • B. 

      They actually weren't, it just gave us land that they didn't want

    • C. 

      They were eager to entice one of their enemies from their alliance with France/Spain/America

    • D. 

      They wanted to show the world that the British were nice people

  • 19. 
    How did Shays' Rebellion affect the organization of the American government?
    • A. 

      The Founding fathers sought to curb the unrestrained democracy rampant in various states

    • B. 

      It created the role of president

    • C. 

      It didn't affect the American government

    • D. 

      It made governors mean little to the government

  • 20. 
    Why was the Constitutional Convention called?
    • A. 

      Control of land

    • B. 

      Control of agriculture

    • C. 

      Control of the war

    • D. 

      Control of commerce

  • 21. 
    Who was the most influential delegate to the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 22. 
    What was the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      Compromise between America and Britain

    • B. 

      Part of the Constitution

    • C. 

      Between the French and Britain

    • D. 

      A bicameral legislature

  • 23. 
    How did the Constitutional Convention deal with the issue of slavery?
    • A. 

      The slaves could not vote

    • B. 

      The laves would only count for a fifth of a person

    • C. 

      The slaves were counted as three fifths of a person

    • D. 

      Every two slaves would count as one

  • 24. 
    Who was elected directly under the original Constitution?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Governors

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 25. 
    What was the key principle under which the Constitution was based?
    • A. 

      Peace, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    • B. 

      The good of the people of America

    • C. 

      What was best for the government

    • D. 

      The virtue of the people, not the authority of the state

  • 26. 
    What was the main concern that Antifederalists had about the Constitution?
    • A. 

      It was missing part of the Constitution

    • B. 

      It was missing the Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      It was too federalist

    • D. 

      It was unfair to them

  • 27. 
    How did Hamilton expect to pay off the national debt?
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Borrowing money from other countries

    • C. 

      Tariff revenues from internationa trade

    • D. 

      Agriculturally

  • 28. 
    What was the constitutional basis for the Bank of the United States?
    • A. 

      Bank of England

    • B. 

      Bank of America

    • C. 

      Wells Fargo

    • D. 

      Bank of Paris

  • 29. 
    On what section of the Constitution did Jefferson base his view of "strict construction"?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Amendments

  • 30. 
    What did Washington warn against in his Farewell Address?
    • A. 

      Warned against permanent alliances

    • B. 

      Warned against taxation

    • C. 

      Warned against Britain

  • 31. 
    What caused the undeclared war between the United States and France?
    • A. 

      They both wanted great power

    • B. 

      They both wanted to be accepted by Britain

    • C. 

      They were infuriatd by jay's treaty

  • 32. 
    What was the main purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts?
    • A. 

      To muffle or minimize their federalist foes

    • B. 

      To minimize illegal immigration

    • C. 

      To minimize the French form coming to America

  • 33. 
    What was the Compact Theory of government?
    • A. 

      That the power of the combined states overruled the power of the federal government

    • B. 

      That the power of them government overruled the states

    • C. 

      That the power of the government could decide what ever they wanted

  • 34. 
    According to the Federalists, who determined if laws were constitutional?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court

    • B. 

      The Central Government

    • C. 

      Congress

  • 35. 
    What region of the country supported Jefferson?
    • A. 

      South US

    • B. 

      Western US

    • C. 

      Inward and beyond the Appalachians, dirt farmers

  • 36. 
    Why was the Revolution of 1800 significant?
    • A. 

      There was a tie and Congress decided who won

    • B. 

      There was a tie and the House of Representatives won

    • C. 

      There was a tie and the Supreme Court decided who won

  • 37. 
    What was the importance of Marbury v. Madison?
    • A. 

      Established the premise of judicial review

    • B. 

      Established the premise of Republican review

    • C. 

      Established the premise of Democratic review

  • 38. 
    What was contained in the Kentucky Resolution?
    • A. 

      The final interpretation of the constitution was the government's right

    • B. 

      The final interpretation of the constitution was Congress's right

    • C. 

      The final interpretation of the constitution was the state's right

  • 39. 
    What reservations did Jefferson have about the Louisiana Purchase?
    • A. 

      Jefferson was fond of the idea

    • B. 

      Jefferson told people it would be a stupid idea

    • C. 

      Jefferson didn't feel that the purchase was constitutional

  • 40. 
    What was "impressments"?
    • A. 

      Forcing men to be in the army

    • B. 

      Forcing of men to be in the Navy

    • C. 

      Forcing ment to enlist as sailors

  • 41. 
    What was Macon's Bill No. 2?
    • A. 

      There was only 1

    • B. 

      Congress dismantled the embargo reopeneing trade with all the world

    • C. 

      Congress wanted trade to be open with every country

  • 42. 
    What regions of the country supported the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      From the south and the west, and the populous middle states such as VA and PA

    • B. 

      East US

    • C. 

      South US

  • 43. 
    What was the most successful battle for the Americans in the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      Vs. France

    • B. 

      Vs. Britain

    • C. 

      The Constitution vs. the Guerriere

  • 44. 
    What was the political impact of the Hartford Convention?
    • A. 

      There was no political impact

    • B. 

      It created the judicial branch

    • C. 

      It created the liberal branch

  • 45. 
    What was the diplomatic and economic significance of the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      Heightened sense of a nation

    • B. 

      Heightened nationalism and sense of one-ness

    • C. 

      Heightened hatred for opponent

  • 46. 
    What was the Era of Good Feeling?
    • A. 

      President Monroe took a tour into Federalist country in 1817 and was accepted

    • B. 

      The era after the war of 1812

    • C. 

      After America's victory

  • 47. 
    What was the major cause of the Panic of 1819?
    • A. 

      The bank losing all of the money

    • B. 

      When America thought they lost the war

    • C. 

      Over speculation in frontier lands

  • 48. 
    How did the Missouri Compromise affect slavery in America?
    • A. 

      Said that no slavery would be allowed in any of the Louisiana Purchase states

    • B. 

      Said that slavery would be abolished for good

    • C. 

      Said that slavery will continue

  • 49. 
    What did the Treaty of 1818 with Britain accomplish?
    • A. 

      Fixed the northern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Fixed the boundary of the Virginias

    • C. 

      Fixed the boundary of the Carolinas

  • 50. 
    What was the doctrine of noncolonization in the Monroe Doctrine?
    • A. 

      He said that colonization will never end

    • B. 

      He claimed that the era of colonization had ended

    • C. 

      He claimed the America never colonized