Social Studies Quarter 3 Exam

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  • 1. 
    Thomas Jefferson, 1798 "They brought into the lower house a sedition bill, which . . . undertakes to make printing certain metters criminal . . . indeed this bill and the alien bill both are so [against] the Consitution as to show they mean to pay no respect to it". What did Thomas Jefferson mean when he said that the bills referred to in this quote were against the Constituion?
    • A. 

      They made it possible for members of foreign powers to be represented in Congress.

    • B. 

      They placed the rights of states ahead of the authority of the federal government.

    • C. 

      They violated constitutional rights, especially the rights of speech and the press guaranteed by the First Amendment.

    • D. 

      They reduced the powers of the Supreme Court and disrupted the government's system of checks and balances.

  • 2. 
    In his Farewell Address, George Washington advised against becoming involving in European affairs because
    • A. 

      He opposed foreign trade

    • B. 

      France was to was too weak to aid the United States in battle.

    • C. 

      He did not want the United States to be dragged into war

    • D. 

      The British in the Northwest Territory were allies

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was a function of the National Bank?
    • A. 

      To be a safe place for deposits of government funds

    • B. 

      To eliminate the use of paper currency

    • C. 

      To impose and collect taxes

    • D. 

      To lend the government money

  • 4. 
    Washington's response to the Whiskey Rebllion
    • A. 

      Led to a reduction of the excise tax

    • B. 

      Supported the doctrine of states' rights

    • C. 

      Proved the strength of the national government

    • D. 

      Confirmed the rights of individuals to protest unfair laws

  • 5. 
    Which of the following individuals had the greatest impact on the economic policy of the Washington administration?
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Henry Knox

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 6. 
    What happened as a result of the Treaty of Greenville?
    • A. 

      The United States won the Battle of Fallen Timbers

    • B. 

      Native Americans were resettled onto lands around the Ohio River

    • C. 

      Native Americans gave up their lands in Kentucky

    • D. 

      More American settlers moved onto lands north of the ohio River

  • 7. 
    "This war [of 1812], if carried on successfully, will have its advantages." --- Felix Grundy, Representative from Tennesee, speaking in Congress in December of 1811. Who would have been MOST likely to disagree with Grundy's position?
    • A. 

      A settler in Kentucky

    • B. 

      A soldier in Indians

    • C. 

      A war hawk from North Carolina

    • D. 

      A merchant from new hampshire

  • 8. 
    The Sedition Act punished people openly criticized the goverment. When Thomas Jefferson office,
    • A. 

      He founded a newspaper to publish information about the executive branch

    • B. 

      He released people who had been imprisoned under the Sedition Act

    • C. 

      Resigned a bill authorizing special privileges for newspaper editors and reporters

    • D. 

      He supported the passage of a "freedom of the press" bill in Congress

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of the Lewis and Clark expedition?
    • A. 

      Information about plant and animal life in the West

    • B. 

      A reluctance to explore more of the Louisiana Territory

    • C. 

      Increased knowledge about Native American cultures

    • D. 

      A map showing a new route to the Pacific Ocean

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a result of the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      The United States agreed to remain neutral in European wars

    • B. 

      The United States and Britain agreed to stop fighting

    • C. 

      The border between Canada and the United States was redrawn

    • D. 

      New England states left the Union

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Congress votes to approve a Supreme Court appointment

    • B. 

      A newspaper editorial criticizes a Supreme Court decision

    • C. 

      A decision by a lower court is appealed to the supreme court

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court rules that a new law violates the Constitution

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The United States agreed to remain neutral in the European wars

    • B. 

      Americans felt a new sense of national pride

    • C. 

      A large section of Canada became part of the United States

    • D. 

      New England left the Union

  • 13. 
    After Jackson's election to the presidency in 1828, why did his supporters call him "the People's President"?
    • A. 

      More people were involved in the voting process

    • B. 

      He invited his political opponents to his reception at the white house

    • C. 

      Government officials were replaced with those who could do the job better

    • D. 

      Jackson put an end to the spoils system

  • 14. 
    Which early event in U.S. history did not involve the issue of states's rigts?
    • A. 

      Indian removal

    • B. 

      Passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts

    • C. 

      Issuing of the Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      Adoption of the Kentucky and Virginia resoultions

  • 15. 
    Which of the following Supreme Court decisions upheld the Congressional power of regulating interstate commerce?
    • A. 

      Marbary v. Madison

    • B. 

      Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    • C. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • D. 

      Gibbons v. ogden

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The North had better roads and canals

    • B. 

      Northern ports were closer to Europe

    • C. 

      The South had far fewer factories

    • D. 

      Prices of goods were always lower in the South

  • 17. 
    Suffrage is
    • A. 

      The right to vote

    • B. 

      The right to own property

    • C. 

      The right to move from state to state

    • D. 

      The obligation to serve in the military in time of war

  • 18. 
    Slavery and cotton growing were closely linked because
    • A. 

      Most cotton plantations were closely linked because

    • B. 

      Cotton growing required a great deal of labor

    • C. 

      Enslaved workers preferred cotton over other crops

    • D. 

      The price of cotton was low

  • 19. 
    What physical obstacle did many of the roads going from eat to west have to overcome?
    • A. 

      They had to cross the Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      They had to ford many cities

    • C. 

      They had to link many cities

    • D. 

      They had to cross the Mississippi

  • 20. 
    James Watt is known as the "father" of which invention?
    • A. 

      Steamboat

    • B. 

      Steam-powered textile plant

    • C. 

      Mechanical reaper

    • D. 

      Steam engine

  • 21. 
    Which of the following occured first?
    • A. 

      Passage of the Missouri Compromise

    • B. 

      Nat Turner's revolt

    • C. 

      Invention of the telegraph

    • D. 

      Completion of the National Road

  • 22. 
    Irish immigrants generally were met with more hostility than some other immigrants because they
    • A. 

      Were members of the Protestant church

    • B. 

      Were believed to be unwilling to work

    • C. 

      Were members of the Roman Catholic church

    • D. 

      Took most of the high paying jobs

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      It became illegal to sell a freed African American back into slavery

    • B. 

      The invention of the cotton gin replaced slave labor in many states

    • C. 

      The slave codes were declared illegal in Kentucky

    • D. 

      It became illegal to import enslaved Africans to the United states

  • 24. 
    Members of a navist group were nicknamed "know nothings" because they
    • A. 

      Were known to be poorly educated

    • B. 

      Campaigned against the building of public schools

    • C. 

      Replied "I know nothing" when asked about their group

    • D. 

      Did not want to learn about other cultures

  • 25. 
    The primary purpose of the slave codes was to
    • A. 

      Control every aspect of an enslaved persons life

    • B. 

      Guarantee good working conditions for enslaved people

    • C. 

      Legalize marriages between enslaved people

    • D. 

      Prevent enslaved people from practicing their religion

  • 26. 
    Free African Americans were NOT prevented by law from
    • A. 

      Sending their children to public schools

    • B. 

      Holding low paying jobs

    • C. 

      Serving on juries

    • D. 

      Testifying in court against white people

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Western farmers

    • B. 

      Factory owners

    • C. 

      Telegraph users

    • D. 

      Canal investors

  • 28. 
    Besides the cotton gin, which of the following items did Eli Whiteney also invent?
    • A. 

      Interchangable parts

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Steam engine

    • D. 

      Musket

  • 29. 
    How did cotton production change in the years between 1790 and 1820?
    • A. 

      Cotton production remained almost the same from 1790 and 1820

    • B. 

      Cotton production grew very quickly, so that it was ten time higher in 1820

    • C. 

      Cotton production slowly declined because of the high cost of cotton gins

    • D. 

      Cotton production shrank very quickly because of the high costs of labor

  • 30. 
    The workers at Lowell, Massachusetts were mostly
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Investors

    • C. 

      German immigrants

    • D. 

      Enslaved African Americans

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Traveling by railroad was very safe

    • B. 

      Railroads could be built almost anywhere

    • C. 

      Railroads could be built quickly

    • D. 

      Railroads did not harm the environment

  • 32. 
    By the 1850s, which of the following linked many towns with cities and facotries and opened new markets for the northern economy?
    • A. 

      Wagon routes

    • B. 

      Telegraphs

    • C. 

      Clipper ships

    • D. 

      Railroads

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Slave owners would not be allowed to pursue slaves who escaped to "free" territory

    • B. 

      The Louisiana Territory north of the southern border of Missouri would be free of slavery

    • C. 

      All children born to enslaved people in Missouri would be free

    • D. 

      No additional slaves could be brought into Missouri after its admission to the Union as a slave state

  • 34. 
    "We went every day . . .with our books wrapped in paper to prevent the police or white persons from seeing then" ---from the memoir of a free African American living in the North Which of the following does the word We most likely represent?
    • A. 

      African-American workers

    • B. 

      African American children in the South

    • C. 

      Enslaved African american children

    • D. 

      Free African American children

  • 35. 
    The speaker probably wanted to hide the books because
    • A. 

      He could not read

    • B. 

      The police would think the books were stolen

    • C. 

      He might face discrimination from people who saw the progress of African Americans as a threat

    • D. 

      African Americans were not proud of their schools

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Cotton profits increased enormously

    • B. 

      Cotton growers used profits to build more textile mills

    • C. 

      Cotton production increases required more slaves

    • D. 

      Cotton plantations extended as far west as Texas

  • 37. 
    Which of the following could be made with interchangeable parts?
    • A. 

      Toasters

    • B. 

      Needles

    • C. 

      Paintings

    • D. 

      Spoons

  • 38. 
    On what document is the Declaration of Sentiments modeled?
    • A. 

      The declaration of the rights of man

    • B. 

      The declaration of independence

    • C. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      The U.S. Constitution

  • 39. 
    With which other movement were the Transcendentalists linked?
    • A. 

      Realism

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      The Hudson River school

    • D. 

      Historical poerty

  • 40. 
    During the 1800s, the belief that people could improve themselves and society
    • A. 

      Resulted in predestination become a more popular idea

    • B. 

      Made it harder for reformers to attract followers

    • C. 

      Caused the downfall of many Utopian communities

    • D. 

      Led to a wave of reform movements

  • 41. 
    Which of the following expresses an attitude about abolition held by some northern workers?
    • A. 

      They supported it because it would hurt the women's rights movement

    • B. 

      They were against it because they feared that former slaves would take their jobs

    • C. 

      They welcomed it because it meant that more men and women would vote in elections

    • D. 

      They worried that it would result in overcrowded

  • 42. 
    Which person did reform work based on the belief that public education is essential for democracy to work?
    • A. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • B. 

      Hariet Tubman

    • C. 

      Horace Mann

    • D. 

      Louisa May Alcott

  • 43. 
    In the mid 1800's, a woman could
    • A. 

      Receive a college education

    • B. 

      Easily become a doctor

    • C. 

      Vote in a presidential election

    • D. 

      Be married and own property in any state

  • 44. 
    In 1789, the United States was about ________ its current size
  • 45. 
    Vice president Thomas Jefferson was a _____________.
  • 46. 
    In his farewell, address, George Washington warned against the dangers of polictical ___________.
  • 47. 
    After much discussion about whether the constitution allowed it, the _________ of the ____________________________ was set up in 1791 to issue paper money and make loans to farmers and businesses.
  • 48. 
    One of the most important powers of the Supreme Court today is _______________________.
  • 49. 
    Thomas Jefferson ordered a(n) __________________ to force Britain and France to respect American neatrality.
  • 50. 
    The Native American population declined with the arrival of white settlers because the settlers _________ and __________.
  • 51. 
    The Supreme Court decision in Dartmouth Collrge v. Woodward favored the system of _____________.
  • 52. 
    Because of his role in leading independence movements, Simon Bolivar is called the _____________.
  • 53. 
    The first chief justice of the Supreme Court
    • A. 

      Henry Clay

    • B. 

      Anthony Wayne

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      John Jay

  • 54. 
    A general who defeated Native American tribes in the Batle of Fallen Timbers
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Nat Turner

    • C. 

      Anthony Wayne

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 55. 
    Author of the Virginia Resolution and ally of Jefferson
    • A. 

      John Jay

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Nat Turner

  • 56. 
    Proposed Missouri Compromise
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Anthony Wayne

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney

  • 57. 
    Developed by Eli Whitney
    • A. 

      Steam engine

    • B. 

      Railroad

    • C. 

      Canal

    • D. 

      Interchangable parts

  • 58. 
    Opened a textie Mill that combined spinning and weaving
    • A. 

      Francis Cabot Lowell

    • B. 

      Nat Turner

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney