History Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      To gather geological facts

    • B. 

      To search for precious metals and gold

    • C. 

      To strengthen claim to oregon territory

    • D. 

      To investigate trade with indians

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Schemed to start his own country while being vice president to Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Shot Alexander Hamilton and killed him

    • C. 

      Shot John Quincy Adams and killed him

    • D. 

      Arrested and charged with treason

    • E. 

      Was never arrested for the murder of a fellow political person in united states history

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The USA is doubled in size by the purchase

    • B. 

      Created constitutional problems

    • C. 

      French land aquistion in North America extremely decreases

    • D. 

      A B and C

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Based on the loose interpretation of the constitution

    • B. 

      Based on the 5th amendment

    • C. 

      Based on his bribing on congress which over turned their ruling

    • D. 

      Based on president power to negociate treaties

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      During this point president and vp nominees could be from different parties

    • B. 

      Jefferson wins the presidency

    • C. 

      Burr wins the presidency

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Treaty of Ghent ended the war

    • B. 

      Americans raided and burned Canadian capital at York

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson defeated Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend

    • D. 

      U.S. defeated Shawnee Confederacy leader Tecumseh

    • E. 

      Enabled westward expansion

    • F. 

      Power of federalist party dramatically increases

    • G. 

      American nationalism increased

  • 7. 
    True or false: in the war of 1812 the brittish burned down the capital building 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Select the statement that does not represt the ideals and beliefs of war hawks. 
    • A. 

      War hawks mean strongly pro-war as matter of national honor

    • B. 

      Wanted to expand into mexico and take Flordia

    • C. 

      They were anti brittish in the Jeffersonian way

    • D. 

      Supported expansion to the west and into Canada

    • E. 

      Blamed British for promoting Indian attacks in 1811

    • F. 

      Controlled both Houses of Congress

  • 9. 
    The Federalist party during the Monroe Presidency, was completely dimminished along with their ideals. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Jefferson

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Eaton

    • D. 

      Jackson

    • E. 

      Calhoun

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Interstate highways

    • B. 

      Canals

    • C. 

      Roads

    • D. 

      Federal schools

    • E. 

      Research centers

    • F. 

      Both A and C

    • G. 

      None

    • H. 

      All

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Tax on exports, John Marshall

    • B. 

      Tax on imports, Northerners

    • C. 

      Tax on exports and imports, the entire nation

    • D. 

      Tax on imports, John Calhoun

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The wealthy

    • B. 

      Common person

    • C. 

      Industrialsists

    • D. 

      Farmers of the west

  • 14. 
    Like the previous presidents Andrew Jackson was born into wealth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Democrats were well organized while the Rebublicans were less organized but had a consistent platform. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Calhoun was the vp canidate for Adams AND Jackson

    • B. 

      Adams suddenly dropped out of the race

    • C. 

      Clay endorsed Jackson instead of himself

    • D. 

      It was a tie and the winner determined by congress was Adams

  • 17. 
    Jacksons policies included which of the following?
    • A. 

      Ordinace of Afliation

    • B. 

      Limited western expansion

    • C. 

      Spoils system

    • D. 

      Retirement of debt

    • E. 

      Both C and D

    • F. 

      Both C and A

  • 18. 
    Jackson supported a federal Bank
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Van Buren

    • D. 

      Tyler

  • 20. 
    Jackson supported removal of tribes 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Great puritian movement

    • B. 

      Specie Cirular

    • C. 

      Panic of 1837

    • D. 

      Specie Ovalugar

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Weak state governments

    • B. 

      Equal opportunity

    • C. 

      Strong state goverments

    • D. 

      Land

    • E. 

      Reduction in power of the elite

  • 23. 
    Select the statement that fits the whig party the best 
    • A. 

      Hostile to population groups such as blacks, or native americans

    • B. 

      Oposed to industrial develpment

    • C. 

      Evangelist impulse to reform leads to temperance

    • D. 

      Indifferent to formal education

  • 24. 
    Today the democartic party still believes it reprents and stands for the uncommon man:the wealthy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Economic depression

    • B. 

      Very unpopular

    • C. 

      Smuggling widespread

    • D. 

      Actually benefited British and French trade since no American competition!

    • E. 

      Indian virtually wiped out

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Asserts right of Judicial Review – ability to declare acts of Congress “unconstitutional”

    • B. 

      Supreme Court overrules state legislation as “unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Supreme Court limits state’s ability to interfere with private property rights and sanctity of contracts—thereby giving substantial protection to charters, contracts, and business corporations

    • D. 

      Supreme Court strengthens Federal Control over interstate commerce

    • E. 

      Supreme Court employs a “broad interpretation of the Constitution” endorsing the concept of “implied powers”

    • F. 

      All are consquences

    • G. 

      B and C

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      They feared it would create a war with the indians over land

    • B. 

      They feared unequal slave ownership representation in congress

    • C. 

      They thought the untied states will be too big to handle

    • D. 

      They wanted to keep that land for an indian reservation

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Missouri admitted as a slave state and Maine (formerly part of Massachusetts) as a free state, thereby maintaining equality in the Senate

    • B. 

      Slavery was excluded North of Missouri

    • C. 

      Missouri was not admitted at all because it was causing too much controversy in the states

    • D. 

      Maine was to be both a free state and a slave state

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Jefferson Doctrine

    • B. 

      John's Doctrine

    • C. 

      Monroe doctrine

    • D. 

      Bill of rights

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Most states had eliminated the electoral college

    • B. 

      Most states had eliminated property qualifications for voting

    • C. 

      Most states were choosing electors directly by popular vote

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

    • F. 

      A, B, C

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      He felt the views of Jackson didnt fit his political views therefore felt like an unfit vp

    • B. 

      Refused to accept Eatons new wife into banquet

    • C. 

      Was impeached

    • D. 

      Moved to the west

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Cherokee relocation

    • B. 

      The trail of indians

    • C. 

      The great migration of the chicasaw

    • D. 

      The trail of tears

  • 33. 
    A lot of the Cherokees were civilized(had a written language, practiced agriculture,christians)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Fletcher vs Peck conclusion was the supreme court declared a state law unconctituitonal. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Darthmouth vs. woodward delt with new hampshire wanted to change darthmouth to a public school from a private school. The result was the state was able to change it to a private school.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    McCulloh vs Maryland case established the principle that the Constitution grants to Congress implied powers for implementing the Constitution's express powers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Gibbons vs Ogden was a case involving federal supremacy over state authority in regulation of inner state commerce 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False