Social Studies Quarter 3 Exam

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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. 
    Which of the following is an example of judicial review?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following was a result of the War of 1812?
    • 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. 
    Why did the North and South have different attitude toward higher tariffs?
    • 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. 
    Why was 1808 an important year in the fight against slavery?
    • 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

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