Quiz 7.C Emergence Of Political Parties

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Quiz 7.C Emergence Of Political Parties - Quiz

This quiz deals with the early days of politics, particularly in the United States of America, with reference to such historical figures as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. What can you tell us?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    These two men were in George Washington's Cabinet. Who are they and what were their positions in the Cabinet.      

    • A.

      Alexander Hamilton (Secratary of War), Thomas Jefferson (Secratary of Treasury)

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson (Secratary of State), Alexander Hamilton (Secratary of War)

    • C.

      Alexander Hamilton (Secratary of Treasury), Thomas Jefferson (Secratary of State)

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson (Secratary of Treasury), John Adams (Vice-President)

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Hamilton (Secratary of Treasury), Thomas Jefferson (Secratary of State)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of Treasury) and Thomas Jefferson (Secretary of State). Alexander Hamilton served as Secretary of Treasury, overseeing the nation's finances, while Thomas Jefferson served as Secretary of State, handling foreign affairs.

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  • 2. 

    Hamilton and Jefferson would begin to quarrel over many problems facing the new nation. What was the main argument between the two?

    • A.

      What government should be used

    • B.

      The role of the national government

    • C.

      Whether or not to fight France

    • D.

      Whether or not to fight England

    Correct Answer
    B. The role of the national government
    Explanation
    Hamilton and Jefferson quarreled over the main argument of the role of the national government. Hamilton believed in a strong central government with more power and control, while Jefferson favored a more limited government with power given to the states. This fundamental disagreement led to heated debates and political divisions between the two, shaping the early political landscape of the United States.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the political party which was led by Alexander Hamilton?

    • A.

      Anit-Federalists

    • B.

      Democrats

    • C.

      Republicans

    • D.

      Federalists

    • E.

      Democractic Republicans

    Correct Answer
    D. Federalists
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Federalists. Alexander Hamilton was the leader of the Federalist Party, which was one of the first political parties in the United States. The Federalists supported a strong central government, a strong executive branch, and a loose interpretation of the Constitution. They were in favor of a national bank and a strong industrial and commercial economy. Hamilton's leadership and ideas had a significant impact on the early development of the United States.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was not a belief of the Federalists and Hamilton?

    • A.

      National bank

    • B.

      Restoring national credit

    • C.

      Nation-wide industry

    • D.

      Protecting growing industry with tariffs

    • E.

      Giving the states most of the power

    Correct Answer
    E. Giving the states most of the power
    Explanation
    The Federalists and Hamilton believed in establishing a national bank, restoring national credit, promoting nation-wide industry, and protecting growing industry with tariffs. However, they did not advocate for giving the states most of the power. Instead, they supported a strong central government and a more centralized power structure.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the political party Thomas Jefferson led? What was their belief about the role of the national government?

    • A.

      Democrats, weak national government

    • B.

      Republicans, weak national government

    • C.

      Democratic Republicans, weak national government

    • D.

      Democratic Republicans, strong national government

    Correct Answer
    C. Democratic Republicans, weak national government
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson led the Democratic Republicans party. They believed in having a weak national government. This means that they supported states' rights and limited central authority, favoring a more decentralized system of government. They believed that the power should be held by the individual states rather than the federal government, allowing for greater autonomy and independence at the state level.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following was not a belief of the Democratic Republicans?

    • A.

      National bank would be unconstitutional

    • B.

      Small, local business and agriculture was a good economy

    • C.

      Wanted states to have most of power to better serves citizens

    • D.

      Wanted to strengthen the role of the national government

    Correct Answer
    D. Wanted to strengthen the role of the national government
    Explanation
    The Democratic Republicans believed that a national bank would be unconstitutional, that small, local business and agriculture was a good economy, and that states should have most of the power to better serve citizens. However, they did not believe in strengthening the role of the national government. They preferred a more limited role for the federal government and wanted to preserve the power of the states.

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  • 7. 

    The emergence of political parties with the Federalists and Democratic Republicans is an idea still seen to today in government and politics. Do modern day political parties still disagree somewhat on the role of national government?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Modern day political parties still disagree somewhat on the role of national government. This can be seen in debates and discussions surrounding issues such as healthcare, taxation, and the size of government. While both major parties generally agree on the need for a national government, they often have differing views on the extent of its powers and responsibilities. This ongoing disagreement reflects the continued relevance of the Federalists and Democratic Republicans' differing perspectives on the role of government in society.

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