Quiz 7.c Emergence Of Political Parties

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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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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