United States History: Hist 1301 Exam Prep Test Part- II

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The United States has a vast and rich history. Everything from the signing of the declaration of independence to 9/11. These events helped to shape the nation. This quiz is more about the early history of America. As it pertains to this quiz, you should know where George Washington’s disastrous first military campaign occurred and why James Madison and Thomas Jefferson opposed the National Bank. Take this quiz and see how much you know about United States history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    THe following statements about slaverying during the American Revolution is true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Slaves who fought for teh Americans were granted their freedom

    • B. 

      Northern states began to outlaw slavery

    • C. 

      The British Army freed thousands of slaves

    • D. 

      Southern states made manumission more difficult

  • 2. 
    George Washington's disastrous first military campaign took place where?
    • A. 

      New York City, NY

    • B. 

      Charleston, SC

    • C. 

      Philadelphia, PA

    • D. 

      Lexington, MA

  • 3. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation
    • A. 

      Most important actions required approval of nine of thirteen states

    • B. 

      There were no executive or judicial branches

    • C. 

      An amendment required the approval of all the states

    • D. 

      All of the abover were in the Articles of Confederation

  • 4. 
    Which quickly became Americans' most popular public ritual during the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Celebrating Independence Day

    • B. 

      Celebrating Washington's brithday

    • C. 

      Reenacting the Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      Celebrating Thanksgiving

  • 5. 
    Which of the following gave the Confederation government the most trouble?
    • A. 

      Finances

    • B. 

      Indian affairs

    • C. 

      Land policy

    • D. 

      Postal service

  • 6. 
    After the War for Independence, Britain cut American trade from
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      The British West Indies

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Anti-Federalist leaders
    • A. 

      Tended to be younger than their Federalist counterparts

    • B. 

      Wanted a bill of rights

    • C. 

      Often were better organized and prepared than their Federalist opponents

    • D. 

      Wanted an even stronger national government

  • 8. 
    James Madison and Thomas Jefferson opposed the National Bank mainly because
    • A. 

      They were strict constructionists

    • B. 

      They though it was not powerful enough to meet the nation's financial needs

    • C. 

      They were broad constructionists

    • D. 

      It would cost the government too much money

  • 9. 
    The Judiciary Act of 1801
    • A. 

      WAs the first act passed by the Republicans

    • B. 

      Created three new positions on the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      They were strict constructionists

    • D. 

      Allowed federal judges to be impeached under the Sedition Act

  • 10. 
    After the War of 1812,
    • A. 

      Federalists and Republicans returned to their prewar positions

    • B. 

      Federalist argued for a brad construction of the Constitution

    • C. 

      Republicans argued for a national bank and peacetime army

    • D. 

      Both parties opposed spending money on internal improvements

  • 11. 
    Sam Houston fought in which war?
    • A. 

      War for Independence

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      War of 1812

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    WHo was Sam Houston's hero and political mentor?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Polk

  • 13. 
    Which was the highest state office that Houston reached in Tennessee?
    • A. 

      Senator

    • B. 

      Governor

    • C. 

      Congressman

    • D. 

      Supreme court justice

  • 14. 
    Houston worked as an advocate for what Indian tribe?
    • A. 

      Cherokee

    • B. 

      Miami

    • C. 

      Creek

    • D. 

      Iroquois

  • 15. 
    According to Randolph Campbell, why did Houston leave for Texas?
    • A. 

      To start a revolution

    • B. 

      To begin a new life

    • C. 

      To find a new life

    • D. 

      To escape his creditors in Tennessee

  • 16. 
    Why was the Battle of Saratoga important?
    • A. 

      It showed that the american Continental Army had come of age

    • B. 

      It convinced the French to ally with the Americans

    • C. 

      It forced Washington to make a desperate gamble late in 1776

    • D. 

      It revealed the capable leadership of Nathanael Greene

  • 17. 
    Which statement best sumps up the militia's record in the War for Independence?
    • A. 

      Although they were often unreliable when fighting the British, they could sometimes be used effectively and decisively

    • B. 

      The milita consistently fought the British on their terms and oftentimes won

    • C. 

      They always ran at the sight of the British

    • D. 

      American generals learned that the militia and absolutely no value in any circumstances

  • 18. 
    True or False.  Due to an ineffective system and corruption, the Continental congress struggled to aequately supply the Continental Army.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Within the Articles of Confederation government, ,the Confederateion Congress was sovereign over the states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    At what level of government did Americans most closeley attempt to practice republicanism?
    • A. 

      Town governments

    • B. 

      County governments

    • C. 

      State governments

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 21. 
    Within these new constitutions, the legislative branch was given the most power because
    • A. 

      The legislatures represented the voice of the people which was seen as virtuous

    • B. 

      An executive branch was not trusted

    • C. 

      The legislature were the most effective forms of governance

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 22. 
    When the Continental Congress could not finance the War for Independence, they turned to
    • A. 

      Requisitioning the states

    • B. 

      Foreign loans

    • C. 

      Gold and silver deposits

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 23. 
    Quality of opportunity existed in America during the American Revolution for the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ther was a high degree of social mobility

    • B. 

      Americans wer able to expand westward

    • C. 

      Foreign debt kept Americans working together and united

    • D. 

      America was a truncated society

  • 24. 
    Americans' economic opportunities expanded after the War for Independence because
    • A. 

      Mercantilism no longer limited where Americans could trade

    • B. 

      Foreign debt kept Americans working together

    • C. 

      Trade with Spanish Florida and Spanish West Indies grew

    • D. 

      The Native Americans wished to trade exclusively with America

  • 25. 
    True or False. The American Revolution forced many Americans to seriously rethink the institution of slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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