The Rise Of Nationalism

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The Rise Of Nationalism - Quiz

This quiz was designed for students in Virginia and United States history. This quiz will cover topics concerning the Rise of Nationalism, spanning from George Washington to the Monroe Doctrine.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In his Farewell Address, what did George Washington warn Americans of?

    • A.

      The British attacking and taking our ships

    • B.

      Political Parties. He said they would destroy the nation.

    • C.

      Involvement in foreign affairs, He said the United States should be an isolationist state.

    • D.

      Both B and C

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    Although it is a cause of the War of 1812, the British attacking American ships and impressing soldiers was not something George Washinton warned about. He did warn of political parties and that the U.S. should be an isolationist state.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was a Federalist who supported a strong central government and won the election of 1796?

    • A.

      John Adams

    • B.

      Charles Pinckney

    • C.

      George Washington

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E.

      Aaron Burr

    Correct Answer
    A. John Adams
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were Democratic-Republicans, so you can immediately take those two out. Although he had federalist ideas, George Washinton did not associate with the Federalist party, nor did he run in the election of 1796. Charles Pinckney ran, but he did not win the election. John Adams was a Federalist and won the election of 1796

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  • 3. 

    Who helped decide the Election of 1800 by striking a deal with Thomas Jefferson to keep the bank open during his presidency?

    • A.

      Aaron Burr

    • B.

      George Mason

    • C.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D.

      George Washington

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Hamilton
    Explanation
    Though Hamilton was a Federalist, he preferred to see Thomas Jefferson become president because he respected him as a politician, and hated Aaron Burr.

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  • 4. 

    What Supreme Court case established Judicial Review?

    • A.

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • B.

      Marbury v. Madison

    • C.

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D.

      McCulloch v. Madison

    • E.

      Maryland v. Marbury

    Correct Answer
    B. Marbury v. Madison
    Explanation
    Marbury v. Madison is the correct answer because it is the Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review. In this case, the Court ruled that it had the power to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, thus establishing the precedent that the Court has the final authority to interpret the Constitution. This landmark case solidified the Court's role as a check on the other branches of government and has had a lasting impact on the balance of power in the United States.

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  • 5. 

    What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

    • A.

      Journey of exploration through the southwest

    • B.

      Journey to find the Northwest passage

    • C.

      Journey to explore the Louisiana Territory and Oregon Territory

    • D.

      Journey to claim Florida and Texas from Spain

    • E.

      A journey to Sherwood forest to frolic with Robin Hood and his merrymen.

    Correct Answer
    C. Journey to explore the Louisiana Territory and Oregon Territory
    Explanation
    E is just in there for fun. Shame on you if you actually picked it! :)

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  • 6. 

    Who was the Secretary of State during Washington's administration?

    • A.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B.

      John Adams

    • C.

      James Madison

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E.

      Harry Potter

    Correct Answer
    D. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was the Secretary of State during Washington's administration. He served in this position from 1790 to 1793. Jefferson was a key figure in shaping American foreign policy during this time, advocating for neutrality in foreign conflicts and establishing diplomatic relations with various nations. He played a crucial role in negotiating the Jay Treaty with Britain and the Pinckney Treaty with Spain, which helped to secure American interests. Additionally, Jefferson's tenure as Secretary of State laid the foundation for his future presidency and his contributions to the development of the United States.

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  • 7. 

    What major American victory in battle took place AFTER the War of 1812 ended?

    • A.

      Battle of New Orleans

    • B.

      Battle of Fort McHenry

    • C.

      Battle of Lake Erie

    • D.

      Battle of Put-n-Bay

    Correct Answer
    A. Battle of New Orleans
    Explanation
    While all of these battles took place during the war of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans was the one that took place two weeks after the war ended. This was a huge upset because it was a big victory for the United States, but it amounted to nothing since the Treaty of Ghent was already signed

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  • 8. 

    All of the following were internal improvements made to the US infrastructure as part of Henry Clay’s American Plan EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Protective Tariff

    • B.

      National Bank

    • C.

      Embargo Act

    • D.

      Improved Infrastructure

    Correct Answer
    C. Embargo Act
    Explanation
    The Embargo Act was not an internal improvement made to the US infrastructure as part of Henry Clay's American Plan. The Embargo Act, passed in 1807, was a law that prohibited American ships from trading with foreign countries. It was a controversial policy aimed at protecting American interests during the Napoleonic Wars, but it had negative effects on the US economy and did not involve any infrastructure improvements.

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  • 9. 

    What did Jefferson buy for $15 million?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Louisiana Territory

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Narnia

    • E.

      New Orleans

    Correct Answer
    B. Louisiana Territory
    Explanation
    Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory for $15 million. The Louisiana Territory was a large area of land that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and doubled the size of the United States. The purchase was made from France in 1803 and was seen as a significant achievement for Jefferson's presidency. The acquisition of the Louisiana Territory opened up new opportunities for westward expansion and secured American control over the Mississippi River and the port of New Orleans.

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  • 10. 

    How did Jefferson attempt to prevent a war?

    • A.

      Passed the Embargo Act of 1807

    • B.

      Virginia and Kentucky Resolution

    • C.

      Alien & Sedition Acts

    • D.

      Macon's Bill # 2.

    Correct Answer
    A. Passed the Embargo Act of 1807
    Explanation
    Jefferson attempted to prevent a war by passing the Embargo Act of 1807. This act prohibited American ships from trading with foreign nations in an effort to protect American interests and avoid conflict. By implementing this embargo, Jefferson hoped to avoid military confrontation and instead use economic measures to protect American sovereignty.

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  • 11. 

    What is another name for the War of 1812?

    • A.

      Mr. Jefferson's War

    • B.

      Mr. Washington's War

    • C.

      Mr. Ed's War

    • D.

      Mr. Madison's War

    • E.

      Mr. Franklin's War

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Madison's War
    Explanation
    Even though the causes of war occurred under Jefferson's administration, the war officially started during Madison's administration.

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  • 12. 

    All of the following were impacts of the War of 1812 EXCEPT

    • A.

      Stronger claim to the Oregon Territory

    • B.

      Death of the Democratic-Republican Party

    • C.

      More people migrated to Florida

    • D.

      American Nationalism

    Correct Answer
    B. Death of the Democratic-Republican Party
    Explanation
    Death of Federalist Party

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  • 13. 

    Who was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1801 until 1835?

    • A.

      James Madison

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Marshall

    • D.

      Johnny B Good

    Correct Answer
    C. John Marshall
    Explanation
    John Marshall was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1801 until 1835. He was appointed by President John Adams and served for 34 years, making him the longest-serving Chief Justice in history. Marshall was known for his influential opinions and for establishing the principle of judicial review, which gave the Supreme Court the power to declare laws unconstitutional. He played a crucial role in shaping the role of the judiciary branch and strengthening the power of the federal government.

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  • 14. 

    What did the supreme court case Marbury v. Madison establish?

    • A.

      Judicial advice

    • B.

      Executive review

    • C.

      Judicial review

    • D.

      Executive advice

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial review
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison established the concept of judicial review. This means that the Court has the power to declare laws or government actions unconstitutional. It affirmed the Court's authority to interpret the Constitution and serve as a check on the other branches of government. This landmark case established the principle of judicial review, which has had a significant impact on the balance of power in the United States government.

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  • 15. 

    Look at this political cartoon from the War of 1812. Who do you see in this picture? What is happening? What message do you think the author was trying to send to his audience?

  • 16. 

    The following is a political cartoon about the branches of government. What do you see? What powers do each branch of government have? What does this cartoon say about Marbury v. Madison? Think about the powers to the judicial branch from that court case. What is it saying about those powers?

  • 17. 

    The following is a political cartoon about the Monroe Doctrine. Study this picture. What do you see in this picture? Who do you see in this picture? What is the author trying to tell his audience?

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