Tah Roots Of Freedom Post-test

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This post-test contains 70 multiple choice questions. There is a 1-hour time limit for completion. Please keep in the mind the results will be used solely for the purpose of helping to evaluate and report on the overall success of the TAH Roots of Freedom grant program as required by the federal grants office. Your individual scores will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used in comparison to pre-test scores and then compiled and reported in aggregate as part of the annual grant reporting requirements. This means individual scores will not be reported to the district or used for any other purpose. Thank you in advance for your time and participation!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Open Door policy in China called for which of the  following?
    • A. 

      A consortium of nations to govern China

    • B. 

      International acknowledgement of China’s right to exclude the trade of any nation

    • C. 

      Recognition of Chinese territorial gains in Manchuria

    • D. 

      Reduction of foreign tariffs on Chinese goods

    • E. 

      equal commercial access by all nations to the existing spheres of influence in China

  • 2. 
    Jacksonian Democracy was distinguished by the belief that
    • A. 

      An aristocracy posed no danger to the Republic

    • B. 

      The National Republicans alone knew what was right for the people

    • C. 

      Political participation by the common man should be increased

    • D. 

      Political rights should be granted to women

    • E. 

      Franchise restrictions should be racially neutral

  • 3. 
    President Monroe articulated the Monroe Doctrine in his 1823 address to Congress primarily in order to
    • A. 

      Respond positively to the recent Latin American revolutions

    • B. 

      Rule out United States involvement in South America

    • C. 

      Provide a rationale for United States intervention in the Isthmus of Panama

    • D. 

      Warn European nations against further colonial ventures in the Western Hemisphere

    • E. 

      Encourage Britain to help the fledgling Latin America states

  • 4. 
    Which of the following transportation developments opened the West to settlement and trade between 1790 and 1830?
    • A. 

      Turnpikes and canals

    • B. 

      Railroads and steamships

    • C. 

      Turnpikes and railroads

    • D. 

      Clipper ships and turnpikes

    • E. 

      Canals and railroads

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes the situation of freedom in the decade following the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Each was given 40 acres of land and a mule by the Union government.

    • B. 

      All were immediately granted political equality by the Emancipation Proclamation.

    • C. 

      The majority entered sharecropping arrangements with former masters or other nearby planters.

    • D. 

      They were required to pass a literacy test before being granted United States citizenship.

    • E. 

      They supported the passage of Black Codes to ensure their economic and political rights.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a serious constitutional question after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The restoration of the power of the federal judiciary

    • B. 

      The legality of the national banking system

    • C. 

      The political and legal status of the former Confederate states

    • D. 

      The relationship between the United States and Britain

    • E. 

      The proposed annexation of Columbia

  • 7. 
    The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Denounced business combinations in restraint of trade

    • B. 

      Sanctioned separate but equal public facilities for African Americans

    • C. 

      Declared that the Fourteenth Amendment applied principally to the protection of corporations

    • D. 

      Defined the Constitution as color blind

    • E. 

      Empowered Congress to cancel treaties with American Indian tribes unilaterally

  • 8. 
    Shay’s Rebellion frightened many Americans when
    • A. 

      City mobs raided flour supplies in Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Debt-ridden farmers attacked courts in western Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Indians raided frontier settlements in Virginia

    • D. 

      Squatters terrorized proprietors in New York

    • E. 

      Vigilantes in South Carolina patrolled the frontier

  • 9. 
    “Competition is a law of nature…and can no more be done away with than gravitation….If we do not like survival of the fittest, we have only one possible alternative, survival of the unfittest."  The former is the law of civilization, the latter is the law of anti-civilization.” The quote above is an example of which of the following schools of thought?
    • A. 

      Dialectical materialism

    • B. 

      Utopian socialism

    • C. 

      Social Darwinism

    • D. 

      Transcendentalism

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 10. 
    Perfectionism in the mid-nineteenth century is best defined as
    • A. 

      Improvement in the manners of the lower classes

    • B. 

      Faith in human capacity to achieve a better life on earth through conscious acts of will

    • C. 

      The rewards of church membership and regular attendance at Sunday services

    • D. 

      Allegiance to the political tenets of Jacksonian Democracy

    • E. 

      Belief in the inevitability of economic progress

  • 11. 
    The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, the Hartford Convention, and the South Carolina Exposition and Protest were similar in that all involved a defense of
    • A. 

      Freedom of the seas

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      The institution of slavery

    • D. 

      States’ rights

    • E. 

      Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes the position on slavery of most northerners during the sectional crisis of the 1850s?
    • A. 

      They were willing to accept slavery where it existed but opposed further expansion to the territories.

    • B. 

      They were active supporters of complete abolition.

    • C. 

      They favored continued importation of slaves from Africa.

    • D. 

      They advocated expansion of the slave system to provide cheap labor for northern factories.

    • E. 

      They advocated complete social and political equality for all races in the United States.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is true of the case of Marbury v. Madison?
    • A. 

      It established that Congress had the sole right to formulate national legislation

    • B. 

      It supported Thomas Jefferson in his claim to have “executive review.”

    • C. 

      It backed William Marbury in his request for a bank carrier.

    • D. 

      It affirmed the principle of judicial review.

    • E. 

      It determined the Senate’s right to “advise and consent.”

  • 14. 
    After the American Revolution, the concept of the “republican mother” suggested that
    • A. 

      Women would be responsible for raising their children, especially their sons, to be virtuous citizens of the young republic

    • B. 

      Voting would soon become a privilege granted to educated and/or married women

    • C. 

      The first duty of mothers was to serve the needs of the government

    • D. 

      Wives and mothers would be welcome in the emerging political parties

    • E. 

      Women’s virtues had been the inspiration for the ideals of the Revolution

  • 15. 
    All of the following accurately describe Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      It opened the Mississippi River permanently to western farmers.

    • B. 

      It ended the threat of American Indian raids on western settlements.

    • C. 

      It was made possible by the failure of Napoleon’s forces to suppress a slave revolt in Haiti.

    • D. 

      It showed Jefferson’s considerable flexibility in dealing with foreign policy.

    • E. 

      It violated Jefferson’s own views concerning the strict construction of the Constitution.

  • 16. 
    President Jackson resisted the admission of Texas into the Union in 1836 primarily because he
    • A. 

      Acknowledged the legitimacy of the Mexican government’s claim to Texas

    • B. 

      Feared that debate over the admission of Texas would ignite controversy about slavery

    • C. 

      Was ideologically opposed to territorial expansion

    • D. 

      Could find no support within his own party for admitting Texas

    • E. 

      Believed that admitting Texas would violate international law

  • 17. 
    The Republican Party originated in the mid-1850s as a sectional party committed to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Opposition to the further extension of slavery into the territories

    • B. 

      Immediate emancipation of the slaves

    • C. 

      Repeal of Whig economic policies

    • D. 

      Restriction of immigration

    • E. 

      Acknowledgement of popular sovereignty as the basis for organizing federal territories

  • 18. 
    In 1890 the most important source of revenue for the federal government was
    • A. 

      Income taxes

    • B. 

      Inheritance taxes

    • C. 

      Sales taxes

    • D. 

      Liquor taxes

    • E. 

      Customs duties

  • 19. 
    William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” oration was primarily an expression of his
    • A. 

      Fundamentalist religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Neutral stance toward the belligerents of the First World War

    • C. 

      Advocacy of free and unlimited coinage of silver

    • D. 

      Opposition to teaching the theory of evolution in public schools

    • E. 

      Anti-imperialist convictions

  • 20. 
    All of the following contributed to the decline of open-range cattle ranching at the end of the nineteenth century EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Excessively cold winters

    • B. 

      Federal recognition of American Indian land claims

    • C. 

      A drop in cattle prices at stockyards

    • D. 

      Overgrazing

    • E. 

      Production of crops for distant markets

  • 21. 
    Jacob Riis is best known for his work in the 1890s as a
    • A. 

      labor organizer and Socialist Party activist

    • B. 

      Leader of the People’s Party

    • C. 

      Reformer who encouraged new immigrants to homestead

    • D. 

      Playwright whose dramas celebrated the assimilation of immigrants into American society

    • E. 

      Journalist and photographer who publicized the wretched conditions in which many immigrants lived

  • 22. 
    In the United States, the Haitian rebellion of the 1790’s prompted
    • A. 

      The acquisition of Puerto Rico for colonization by emancipated slaves

    • B. 

      A movement of free African Americans to Haiti

    • C. 

      The passage of a federal law increasing the severity of punishments for slave rebellions

    • D. 

      An increased fear of slave revolts in the South

    • E. 

      A military expedition of southern slaveholders to restore French rule in Haiti

  • 23. 
    Which of the following statements about African American soldiers during the Civil War is correct?
    • A. 

      They were primarily engaged in military campaigns west of the Mississippi.

    • B. 

      They were limited to combat duty.

    • C. 

      They were barred from receiving awards for valor in combat.

    • D. 

      For most of the war, they were paid less than white soldiers of equal rank.

    • E. 

      For most of the war, they were led by African American officers.

  • 24. 
    Between 1870 and 1900, farmers did all of the following in an attempt to better their condition EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Seek state regulation of railways

    • B. 

      Limit production of crops

    • C. 

      Organize cooperative marketing societies

    • D. 

      Form a third political party

    • E. 

      Advocate inflation of the currency

  • 25. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation the United States central government had no power to
    • A. 

      Levy taxes

    • B. 

      Make treaties

    • C. 

      Declare war

    • D. 

      Request troops from states

    • E. 

      Amend the Articles

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