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

    Correct Answer
    D. Southern states made manumission more difficult
    Explanation
    During the American Revolution, several changes occurred regarding slavery. Slaves who fought for the Americans were indeed granted their freedom as a reward for their service. Northern states also began to outlaw slavery, recognizing the contradiction between fighting for liberty and owning slaves. The British Army, in an effort to weaken the American forces, freed thousands of slaves and offered them protection. However, the statement that is not true is that Southern states made manumission more difficult. In fact, during this period, some Southern states actually made it easier for slaveholders to free their slaves, as they saw manumission as a way to reduce the number of enslaved people and prevent potential rebellions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. New York City, NY
    Explanation
    George Washington's disastrous first military campaign took place in New York City, NY. This campaign, known as the Battle of Long Island, occurred during the American Revolutionary War in 1776. Washington's troops were outnumbered and outmaneuvered by the British forces, resulting in a significant loss for the American side. This defeat forced Washington to retreat and ultimately led to the British occupation of New York City for a significant portion of the war.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the abover were in the Articles of Confederation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above were in the Articles of Confederation." This means that under the Articles of Confederation, most important actions required approval of nine out of thirteen states, there were no executive or judicial branches, and an amendment required the approval of all the states.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Celebrating Independence Day
    Explanation
    During the American Revolution, celebrating Independence Day quickly became the most popular public ritual among Americans. This day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared the thirteen American colonies as a new nation, independent from British rule. The celebration of Independence Day symbolizes patriotism, freedom, and the birth of a new nation, making it a significant and widely embraced public ritual during the Revolution.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following gave the Confederation government the most trouble?

    • A.

      Finances

    • B.

      Indian affairs

    • C.

      Land policy

    • D.

      Postal service

    Correct Answer
    A. Finances
    Explanation
    Finances gave the Confederation government the most trouble because they struggled to raise revenue and pay off debts incurred during the Revolutionary War. The government had no power to tax, which made it difficult to fund essential services and pay the military. This led to financial instability, inflation, and economic hardships for the new nation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The British West Indies
    Explanation
    After the War for Independence, Britain cut American trade from the British West Indies. This was done as a form of punishment and control over the newly independent American colonies. By cutting off trade, Britain hoped to weaken the American economy and exert its dominance over the region. This action had a significant impact on American trade and forced the country to seek alternative trading partners and develop its own industries.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Wanted a bill of rights
    Explanation
    The Anti-Federalist leaders wanted a bill of rights. This means that they believed that the Constitution should include a specific list of individual rights and freedoms that the government cannot infringe upon. They likely argued that without a bill of rights, the government would have too much power and could potentially violate the rights of the people. This position differentiated them from their Federalist counterparts who believed that a bill of rights was unnecessary and that the Constitution already provided enough protections for individual liberties.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. They were strict constructionists
    Explanation
    James Madison and Thomas Jefferson opposed the National Bank because they were strict constructionists. This means that they believed in interpreting the Constitution narrowly and only granting the federal government powers explicitly stated in the document. Since the Constitution did not specifically mention the creation of a national bank, they believed it was unconstitutional and therefore opposed its establishment.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They were strict constructionists
    Explanation
    The Judiciary Act of 1801 created three new positions on the Supreme Court and the judges appointed to these positions were strict constructionists. This means that they believed in interpreting the Constitution narrowly and adhering strictly to its original intent. They were likely to oppose loose interpretations of the Constitution and the expansion of federal power. This act also allowed federal judges to be impeached under the Sedition Act, which was a controversial law that restricted freedom of speech and press.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Republicans argued for a national bank and peacetime army
    Explanation
    After the War of 1812, the Federalists and Republicans returned to their prewar positions. The Federalists advocated for a broad construction of the Constitution, while the Republicans argued for the establishment of a national bank and the maintenance of a peacetime army. Both parties, however, were in opposition to spending money on internal improvements.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. War of 1812
    Explanation
    Sam Houston fought in the War of 1812. This war was fought between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. Houston served as a soldier in the United States Army during this time and fought in several battles, including the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. He later went on to become a prominent political figure and played a significant role in the history of Texas.

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  • 12. 

    WHo was Sam Houston's hero and political mentor?

    • A.

      Andrew Jackson

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D.

      James Polk

    Correct Answer
    A. Andrew Jackson
    Explanation
    Sam Houston's hero and political mentor was Andrew Jackson. Houston greatly admired Jackson and sought to emulate his leadership style and political ideals. Jackson's strong personality and military success resonated with Houston, who himself had a distinguished military career. Houston also shared Jackson's belief in the expansion of American territory and the removal of Native Americans from their lands. Houston's admiration for Jackson is evident in his own political career, as he served as a protégé of Jackson and followed in his footsteps as a politician.

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  • 13. 

    Which was the highest state office that Houston reached in Tennessee?

    • A.

      Senator

    • B.

      Governor

    • C.

      Congressman

    • D.

      Supreme court justice

    Correct Answer
    B. Governor
    Explanation
    Houston reached the highest state office in Tennessee as Governor.

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  • 14. 

    Houston worked as an advocate for what Indian tribe?

    • A.

      Cherokee

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      Creek

    • D.

      Iroquois

    Correct Answer
    A. Cherokee
    Explanation
    Houston worked as an advocate for the Cherokee Indian tribe.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. To begin a new life
    Explanation
    Randolph Campbell suggests that Houston left for Texas in order to begin a new life. This implies that Houston was seeking a fresh start and a new opportunity in Texas, possibly to escape any past troubles or challenges he may have faced in his previous life. It suggests that Houston saw Texas as a place where he could start over and build a better future for himself.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. It convinced the French to ally with the Americans
    Explanation
    The Battle of Saratoga was important because it convinced the French to ally with the Americans. This alliance was crucial for the American Revolution as it provided them with much-needed military and financial support. The French saw the American victory at Saratoga as a sign of their strength and determination, leading them to officially join the war against Britain. This alliance significantly shifted the balance of power in favor of the Americans and played a crucial role in their ultimate victory.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Although they were often unreliable when fighting the British, they could sometimes be used effectively and decisively
    Explanation
    The answer explains that the militia's record in the War for Independence was characterized by their inconsistency in fighting the British. While they were often unreliable, there were instances where they could be utilized effectively and decisively.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Continental Congress struggled to adequately supply the Continental Army due to an ineffective system and corruption. This means that the Congress had difficulties in providing the necessary resources and support to the army, which hindered their effectiveness in the war effort. The ineffective system and corruption likely led to mismanagement of resources and funds, resulting in a lack of necessary supplies for the army.

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  • 19. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because within the Articles of Confederation government, the states were sovereign and had more power than the Confederation Congress. The Congress had limited authority and was dependent on the states for funding and enforcement of laws. This decentralized system of government ultimately proved to be ineffective, leading to the eventual creation of the United States Constitution and a stronger federal government.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. State governments
    Explanation
    Americans most closely attempted to practice republicanism at the state government level. This is because republicanism emphasizes the idea of representative government, where power is vested in elected officials who act on behalf of the citizens. State governments provide a more direct representation of the people compared to higher levels of government such as the federal government. Additionally, state governments have the authority to make and enforce laws within their respective jurisdictions, making them a crucial level for implementing republican principles.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Both a and b. Within the new constitutions, the legislative branch was given the most power because they represented the voice of the people, which was seen as virtuous. Additionally, an executive branch was not trusted, further emphasizing the importance and power of the legislative branch.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b
    Explanation
    During the War for Independence, the Continental Congress faced financial difficulties and was unable to finance the war. As a result, they resorted to two methods to obtain funds. Firstly, they requisitioned the states, meaning they requested financial contributions from each state. Secondly, they sought foreign loans, borrowing money from other countries to support their cause. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both a and b" as the Continental Congress turned to both requisitioning the states and foreign loans to finance the War for Independence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreign debt kept Americans working together and united
    Explanation
    During the American Revolution, there was a high degree of social mobility, as individuals had the opportunity to improve their social and economic status. Americans were also able to expand westward, which provided new opportunities for settlement and economic growth. America being a truncated society refers to the fact that it lacked an aristocracy or a rigid social hierarchy, allowing for greater equality and opportunities. However, foreign debt did not play a role in keeping Americans working together and united during the American Revolution.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mercantilism no longer limited where Americans could trade
    Explanation
    After the War for Independence, Americans' economic opportunities expanded because mercantilism, which previously restricted where Americans could trade, was no longer in place. Mercantilism was an economic system that favored the mother country's interests and limited trade to benefit the colonial power. With the end of British rule, Americans were free to engage in trade with other nations without restrictions. This allowed them to explore new markets and expand their economic activities, leading to increased opportunities for growth and prosperity.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The American Revolution forced many Americans to seriously rethink the institution of slavery because the ideals of freedom and equality that were central to the revolution conflicted with the practice of owning and enslaving other human beings. The revolution inspired many individuals to question the morality and ethics of slavery, leading to the gradual abolition of the institution in the northern states and the eventual push for nationwide abolition. The revolution also sparked debates and discussions about the rights and freedoms of all individuals, regardless of their race or social status.

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  • 26. 

    Economic theorists in the 1700s said what about capitalism and slavery?

    • A.

      Capitalism will cause slavery

    • B.

      Capitalism and slavery can coexist

    • C.

      Slavery and capitalism do not work well together

    • D.

      Slavery can help capitalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Slavery and capitalism do not work well together
    Explanation
    In the 1700s, economic theorists believed that slavery and capitalism do not work well together. This is because slavery is based on the exploitation and forced labor of individuals, which goes against the principles of capitalism that emphasize free markets and voluntary transactions. Slavery creates a system of inequality and restricts economic opportunities for those who are enslaved, which hinders the potential for economic growth and development. Therefore, economic theorists argued that slavery is incompatible with the principles and functioning of capitalism.

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  • 27. 

    True or False. Despite a lack of political freedom, women created a political role for themselves within their traditional domestic roles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Women were able to create a political role for themselves within their traditional domestic roles despite a lack of political freedom. This means that even though they may not have had the same rights and opportunities as men in the political sphere, women found ways to exert influence and engage in political activities within their own households and communities. They may have done this through informal channels, such as influencing family decisions or participating in community organizations, or by advocating for their own rights and interests within the confines of their traditional roles.

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  • 28. 

    What did most states do after the War for Independence?

    • A.

      Revised their governments, including mroe powerful executive branches

    • B.

      Returned confiscated property to Loyalists

    • C.

      Refused to pay for their wartime debts

    • D.

      Ruled simpley and virtuously as republican states

    Correct Answer
    A. Revised their governments, including mroe powerful executive branches
    Explanation
    After the War for Independence, most states revised their governments, including more powerful executive branches. This was done in order to establish a more effective and centralized system of governance. The experience of fighting against British rule led to a reevaluation of the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation, which lacked a strong executive branch. As a result, the states sought to strengthen their governments by granting more authority to the executive branch, enabling them to better address the needs and challenges of the new nation.

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  • 29. 

    What effect did Shay's Rebellion have on national politics?

    • A.

      Massachusetts threatened secession

    • B.

      It forced many to realize that the Articles government was too weak

    • C.

      Rhode Island finally agreed to revenue bill

    • D.

      States began to lay heavier taxes against farmers

    Correct Answer
    B. It forced many to realize that the Articles government was too weak
    Explanation
    Shay's Rebellion was a significant event in American history that took place in Massachusetts in 1786-1787. It was a rebellion led by farmers and veterans who were burdened by debt and high taxes. The rebellion exposed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the governing document of the United States at that time. The inability of the national government to effectively respond to the rebellion highlighted the need for a stronger central government. This realization ultimately led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the creation of the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and established a more powerful federal government.

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  • 30. 

    True or False. The weaknesses within the Confederation government and its diplomatic problems were the main reasons why the Constitutional Convention was called.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that the main reasons why the Constitutional Convention was called were not the weaknesses within the Confederation government and its diplomatic problems. Instead, the main reasons were the need to address issues such as the lack of a strong central government, the inability to regulate trade and commerce effectively, and the need to establish a more stable and unified nation. The weaknesses and diplomatic problems of the Confederation government were certainly factors that contributed to the decision to call the convention, but they were not the main reasons.

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  • 31. 

    James Madison entered the Constitutional Convention with all of the following ideas EXCEPT

    • A.

      Bicameral legislation

    • B.

      Theory of faction

    • C.

      Representation by population

    • D.

      States' Rights

    Correct Answer
    D. States' Rights
    Explanation
    James Madison entered the Constitutional Convention with ideas such as bicameral legislation, the theory of faction, and representation by population. However, he did not advocate for states' rights. This means that Madison did not believe in granting significant powers and autonomy to individual states, but instead supported a strong central government with limited state sovereignty.

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  • 32. 

    What was James Madison's chief goal at the Constitutional Convention?

    • A.

      To guarantee a national government with a strong economy and good credit

    • B.

      To ensure the domination of the states' governments over the national government

    • C.

      To guarantee a national government with a strong economy and good credit

    • D.

      To curb the excesses of the state governments

    Correct Answer
    D. To curb the excesses of the state governments
    Explanation
    James Madison's chief goal at the Constitutional Convention was to curb the excesses of the state governments. This implies that he aimed to limit the powers and actions of the individual state governments in order to create a more balanced and effective national government. Madison believed that the state governments had been given too much power under the Articles of Confederation, and he sought to address this issue by creating a stronger central government that could better regulate and control the states.

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  • 33. 

    How was power diffused in the United States Constitution?

    • A.

      Vertically

    • B.

      Horizontally

    • C.

      Between the different branches of the national government

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Power was diffused in the United States Constitution in multiple ways. Firstly, it was diffused vertically, meaning power was divided between the national government and the state governments. Secondly, power was diffused horizontally, which means power was divided among the different branches of the national government - the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Lastly, power was also diffused between the different branches of the national government, ensuring a system of checks and balances.

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  • 34. 

    The opponents of the United States Constituyion were called

    • A.

      Nationalists

    • B.

      Anti-Federalists

    • C.

      Federalists

    • D.

      Democrats

    Correct Answer
    B. Anti-Federalists
    Explanation
    The opponents of the United States Constitution were called Anti-Federalists. These individuals were against the ratification of the Constitution as they believed it would result in a strong central government that would infringe upon the rights of individual states and citizens. They argued for a more decentralized government with greater power given to the states. The Anti-Federalists were instrumental in pushing for the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution, which helped to protect individual liberties and address their concerns.

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  • 35. 

    The first revenue acts revealed that competing interests existed between what groups?

    • A.

      Republicans vs. Federalists

    • B.

      Anti-slavery vs. Slaveowners

    • C.

      Anglophiles vs. Francophiles

    • D.

      Western farmers vs. Eastern farmers

    Correct Answer
    B. Anti-slavery vs. Slaveowners
    Explanation
    The first revenue acts revealed that there were competing interests between the groups of Anti-slavery and Slaveowners. This suggests that there was a divide between those who were against slavery and those who owned slaves, indicating a conflict between the two groups regarding the issue of slavery.

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  • 36. 

    Why did Republicans not agree with Washington's use of force on the Whiskey Rebels?

    • A.

      They thought it was too expensive

    • B.

      They agreeed with the Whiskey Rebels' lawlessness

    • C.

      They thought it established a dangerous precedent

    • D.

      The Republicans, instead, thought it represented a justified use of force

    Correct Answer
    C. They thought it established a dangerous precedent
    Explanation
    The Republicans did not agree with Washington's use of force on the Whiskey Rebels because they believed it set a dangerous precedent. This means that they were concerned that using force to suppress a rebellion could lead to the government using force in other situations, potentially infringing on citizens' rights and liberties. The Republicans likely saw this as a threat to the principles of limited government and individual freedom that they valued.

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  • 37. 

    Which statement most accurately assessses Alexander Hamilton's financial program?

    • A.

      It required a strong central government and made steps to solve the nation's debt and credit problems

    • B.

      It relied on agriculture and westward expansion

    • C.

      It was insufficient to relieve the United States of its debt problem

    • D.

      It was successful because it depended so heavily on westward expansion

    Correct Answer
    B. It relied on agriculture and westward expansion
  • 38. 

    True or False. The first political parties saw each other as a threat to both liberty and the Constitution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The first political parties in the United States saw each other as a threat to both liberty and the Constitution. This is because the formation of political parties created divisions and conflicts among the founding fathers and their supporters. Each party had different interpretations of the Constitution and their policies were seen as a threat to the principles of liberty and the integrity of the Constitution. This led to heated debates and political rivalries between the parties, ultimately shaping the early political landscape of the country.

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  • 39. 

    The following were enacted during the Quasi-War EXCEPT

    • A.

      Larger navy

    • B.

      Larger army

    • C.

      Excise taxes

    • D.

      Neither a ro be were enacted during the Quasi-War

    Correct Answer
    C. Excise taxes
    Explanation
    During the Quasi-War, the United States enacted a larger navy to protect its merchant ships from French privateers. They also increased the size of their army to defend against potential French invasions. However, excise taxes were not enacted during this period. Excise taxes are taxes imposed on the production, sale, or use of specific goods or services, and they were not part of the measures taken during the Quasi-War.

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  • 40. 

    Jeffersonian politics involved

    • A.

      Continuing Federalist policies

    • B.

      Outlawing the Federalist Party

    • C.

      Replacing Federalist policies with Republican versions

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Replacing Federalist policies with Republican versions
    Explanation
    Jeffersonian politics involved replacing Federalist policies with Republican versions. This means that Jefferson and his supporters sought to change the policies and principles implemented by the Federalist Party, which they believed were not in line with their own Republican ideals. Instead, they aimed to introduce and implement their own policies that aligned with their vision for the country.

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  • 41. 

    Jefferson's Embargo in 1807 was an attempt to

    • A.

      Peacefully coerce France and Britain

    • B.

      Help American industry and manufacturing

    • C.

      Peacefully coerce Spain and Britain

    • D.

      Punish New England Federalists

    Correct Answer
    A. Peacefully coerce France and Britain
    Explanation
    Jefferson's Embargo in 1807 was an attempt to peacefully coerce France and Britain. This was done in response to the ongoing conflicts between the two European powers, which were interfering with American trade and causing issues for American merchants. By imposing an embargo on trade with both countries, Jefferson aimed to put economic pressure on them to respect American neutrality and stop their interference. The embargo, however, had unintended consequences and ended up hurting American merchants and the economy more than it affected France and Britain.

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  • 42. 

    The United States Military Acadamy at West Point was founded

    • A.

      To teach the art of war

    • B.

      To train Republican officers

    • C.

      Over the protests of Federalists

    • D.

      To compete with Harvard College

    Correct Answer
    B. To train Republican officers
    Explanation
    The United States Military Academy at West Point was founded with the purpose of training Republican officers. This means that the academy was established to educate and prepare officers who aligned with the principles and values of the Republican Party. The academy aimed to produce military leaders who would uphold the ideals of republicanism in their service to the nation.

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  • 43. 

    Why did Madison's strategy in the War of 1812 focus on Canada?

    • A.

      Canada was source of most of the problems

    • B.

      British forces had been encourageing Indian attacks on the American frontier from Canada

    • C.

      If American could take Canada and control the trade to the British West Indies, they could force England to listen to their demands

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. If American could take Canada and control the trade to the British West Indies, they could force England to listen to their demands
    Explanation
    Madison's strategy in the War of 1812 focused on Canada because if the Americans could take Canada and control the trade to the British West Indies, they believed they could exert pressure on England to listen to their demands. By gaining control of Canada, the Americans would have a valuable bargaining chip and could potentially disrupt British trade and economy in the region. This would give them leverage in negotiations and potentially lead to a more favorable resolution for the United States.

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  • 44. 

    Why wree AMericans able to move westward more easily after the War of 1812?

    • A.

      The Federal government permitted settlers to move west

    • B.

      The British abandoned their forts in American territory

    • C.

      Indeans east of the Mississippi sold all their lands and move westward

    • D.

      The Americans defeated all Indian resistance east of the Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    D. The Americans defeated all Indian resistance east of the Mississippi River
    Explanation
    After the War of 1812, the Americans were able to move westward more easily because they had successfully defeated all Indian resistance east of the Mississippi River. This meant that there was no longer a significant threat or obstacle to their westward expansion. The defeat of Indian resistance allowed for the Federal government to permit settlers to move west and for the British to abandon their forts in American territory, further facilitating the westward movement.

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  • 45. 

    Which statement most accurately assesses Madison's wartime leadership?

    • A.

      Because Madison was guided by his republican principles, he failed to overcome the many problems that faced him during the War of 1812

    • B.

      Madison faced many political and administrative problems, but he provided active and assertive leadership

    • C.

      Madison relied heavily on his advisors and cabinet

    • D.

      Madison provided a model of excellent wartime leadership

    Correct Answer
    A. Because Madison was guided by his republican principles, he failed to overcome the many problems that faced him during the War of 1812
    Explanation
    Madison's republican principles influenced his decision-making during the War of 1812, but they also hindered his ability to effectively overcome the numerous challenges he faced. Despite facing political and administrative problems, Madison's leadership was active and assertive. He did not heavily rely on his advisors and cabinet, but rather took charge and made decisions. However, his failure to successfully address the problems that arose during the war suggests that his republican principles may have limited his effectiveness as a wartime leader.

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  • 46. 

    "Hessians" were

    • A.

      French pirates who fought both the British and Americans

    • B.

      German mercenaries who fought for the British

    • C.

      Spanish mercenaries who fought for the Americans

    • D.

      German mercenaries who fought for the Americans

    Correct Answer
    B. German mercenaries who fought for the British
    Explanation
    The term "Hessians" refers to German mercenaries who fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War. These soldiers were hired by the British to supplement their forces and help fight against the American colonists seeking independence. The use of mercenaries from Germany was a common practice during this time, and the Hessians played a significant role in several battles and campaigns on the side of the British.

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  • 47. 

    The years of the Confederation government were called

    • A.

      Reconstruction

    • B.

      Critical Period

    • C.

      Gilded Age

    • D.

      Age of Excess

    Correct Answer
    B. Critical Period
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Critical Period" because it accurately describes the time period immediately following the American Revolution when the newly formed United States was struggling to establish a stable and effective central government. This period was characterized by economic difficulties, political instability, and challenges in forming a unified nation. The term "Critical Period" reflects the significance and urgency of this time in American history.

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  • 48. 

    At the outset of the Constitutional Convention, who did the delgates unanimously elect as president of the convention?

    • A.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B.

      James Madison

    • C.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D.

      George Washington

    Correct Answer
    D. George Washington
    Explanation
    At the start of the Constitutional Convention, the delegates unanimously chose George Washington as the president of the convention. This decision was made due to Washington's reputation as a respected military leader and statesman, as well as his role in the American Revolution. As the first President of the United States, Washington was seen as a unifying figure who could guide the convention and help establish a strong foundation for the new nation.

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  • 49. 

    True or False.  When the news of the XYZ Affari became public, Americans supported congressional increases in the US Navy and US Army

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the news of the XYZ Affair became public, Americans supported congressional increases in the US Navy and US Army. This is because the XYZ Affair was a diplomatic incident between the United States and France, where French officials demanded bribes from American diplomats. This incident led to a wave of anti-French sentiment in the United States, and many Americans believed that strengthening the military was necessary to protect the country's interests and defend against potential French aggression. Therefore, it is true that Americans supported congressional increases in the US Navy and US Army during this time.

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  • 50. 

    George Washington's first secretary of state was

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      Henry Knox

    • C.

      Alexander HAmilton

    • D.

      Edmund Randolph

    Correct Answer
    A. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    George Washington's first secretary of state was Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson served as secretary of state from 1790 to 1793. He played a crucial role in shaping the early foreign policy of the United States and was responsible for negotiating treaties, handling diplomatic relations, and representing the country internationally. Jefferson's tenure as secretary of state was marked by his support for a strict interpretation of the Constitution and his belief in limited government. He later went on to become the third president of the United States.

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