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  • 1. 
    The assumptions underlying both the weakness of the Confederation government and the opposition to a stronger government was that...
    • A. 

      Only the gentry could govern well

    • B. 

      Only the common folk could govern well

    • C. 

      State merchants were worried about federal taxes

    • D. 

      Any concentration of power was dangerous

    • E. 

      Only affected officials could be trusted with power

  • 2. 
    The Constitutional Convention of 1787 did all of the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Create a government that would be satisfactory to both free and slave states

    • B. 

      Determine the provisions to be included in the Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Create a strong central government that would not threaten the sovereignty of the states

    • D. 

      Establish a balance of power between the three ranches of the national government

    • E. 

      Create a government that would be satisfactory to both large and small states

  • 3. 
    The Articles government's greatest achievement was its...
    • A. 

      Success against the British and Spanish in the west

    • B. 

      Management of the postwar prosperity

    • C. 

      Establishment of sound public finance

    • D. 

      A successful division of powers

    • E. 

      Legislation of a system for orderly settlement of the West

  • 4. 
    John Jay's treaty with Spain outraged Southern delegates under the Article of Confederation government because it...
    • A. 

      Gave up the use of the Mississippi for 25 years

    • B. 

      Lost all trade privileges with Spain

    • C. 

      Failed to remove Spanish forts from the West

    • D. 

      Lost Georgia's boundary dispute with Spanish Florida

    • E. 

      Showed Southern delegates what the true priorities of the Northern delegates were

  • 5. 
    Jefferson maintained that the economic well-being of the United States require a(n)...
    • A. 

      Emphasis of agriculture productivity

    • B. 

      Development of manufacturing

    • C. 

      Strong trade with Europe

    • D. 

      Dependence on the monied class

    • E. 

      Reduced reliance on international market

  • 6. 
    Alexander Hamilton's financial plan for the United States included...
    • A. 

      Funding of the national debt

    • B. 

      Repudiation of the states' debts

    • C. 

      Establishment of state banks

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The Democratic Republicans tended to favor...
    • A. 

      A strong federal court system

    • B. 

      Central economic planning, particularly the establishment of a national bank

    • C. 

      An affiliation with the British in foreign affairs

    • D. 

      Strict interpretation of the Constitution to defend individual rights

    • E. 

      Maintenance of the public order, even if that meant calling out federal troops

  • 8. 
    The Alien and Sedition Acts were designed to...
    • A. 

      Promote freedom of speech and of the press

    • B. 

      Harass and suppress Republican spokesmen

    • C. 

      Encourage foreign immigration

    • D. 

      Limit the power of the national government

    • E. 

      Encourage the assimilation of the French in America

  • 9. 
    According to Charles Beard, the Constitution was an economic document written by an economic elite who stood to benefit from its ratification. Their property interests would be protected by...
    • A. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      The delegated powers granted Congress

    • C. 

      The process for amendments

    • D. 

      Non democratic elements in the document

    • E. 

      The lack of a federal judiciary

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      In a large republic, parties are the best means of creating effective coalitions of interest groups

    • B. 

      Parties are the engines of democracy that provide citizens with a voice in government

    • C. 

      Parties are positive goods in any republic

    • D. 

      Parties are vehicles of ambition and selfish interest that threaten the existence of republican government

    • E. 

      A two party system is essential to a stable government

  • 11. 
    The French and Indian War was a pivotal point in America's relationship to Great Britain because it let Great Britain to...
    • A. 

      Enact taxes to be paid by colonials

    • B. 

      Restrict emigration from England

    • C. 

      Encourage colonial manufactures

    • D. 

      Ignore the colonies

    • E. 

      Grant colonial representation in parliament

  • 12. 
    With Common Sense, T-Paine persuaded many Americans to...
    • A. 

      Seek a peaceful resolution with England

    • B. 

      End their ties with the British

    • C. 

      Avoid a final break with England

    • D. 

      Take up arms against the British army

    • E. 

      Denounce Parliament while maintaining ties to the King

  • 13. 
    The Declaration of Independence did all of the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Appeal to the philosophy of natural rights

    • B. 

      Call for the abolition of the slave trade

    • C. 

      Accuse George III of tyranny

    • D. 

      Appeal to the sympathies of all the people

    • E. 

      Criticize the provisions of various Parliamentary laws

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A major American military victory at Valley Forge

    • B. 

      The failure of Loyalists to participate in the military action

    • C. 

      French military and financial assistance

    • D. 

      Support from the French Canadians

    • E. 

      The British failure to capture Philadelphia

  • 15. 
    The Boston Massacre...
    • A. 

      Developed as protest to the Tea Act

    • B. 

      Involved the slaughter of slaves in Boston by British troops

    • C. 

      Was the unprovoked slaughter of dozens of Boston patriots by the British soldiers

    • D. 

      Forced the repeal of the Townshend duties

    • E. 

      Became a symbol of British tyranny

  • 16. 
    By the time of the American Revolution, most patriots had come to believe that, in republican government, sovereignty was...
    • A. 

      Located in the people

    • B. 

      Located in Parliament

    • C. 

      Located in state governments

    • D. 

      Located in factions

    • E. 

      Located in a centralized authority

  • 17. 
    The principal consequence of Shay's Rebellion in 1786 was...
    • A. 

      A desire to return to British economic control

    • B. 

      Desire for a more powerful central government to lead the nation

    • C. 

      The autocratic policies enforced under the Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      The unwillingness of the Massachusetts assembly to grant wider suffrage that would include debtors

    • E. 

      Foreclosure on farm for failure to pay debts

  • 18. 
    After the Revolutionary War, women in America...
    • A. 

      Gained the right of suffrage

    • B. 

      Joined the workforce in large numbers

    • C. 

      Gained equal access to education

    • D. 

      Actively protested their lack of rights

    • E. 

      Were seen as the protectors of republican virtues

  • 19. 
    In addition to securing American independence, the American Revolution did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Increased the connection of Americans to their local regions

    • B. 

      Decreased political participation in the country

    • C. 

      Moved the nation toward religious intolerance

    • D. 

      Produced national symbols of unity and heroes of revolutionary ideas

    • E. 

      Created a climate of liberty that would result in the immediate emancipation of millions of slaves

  • 20. 
    In his Farewell Address, Washington argued as a new nation the United States should...
    • A. 

      Engage in the affairs of other countries

    • B. 

      Support the creation of political parties

    • C. 

      Support the Democratic Republicans against the political efforts of the Federalists

    • D. 

      Avoid permanent alliances with other nations

    • E. 

      Support states' rights as a means of limiting the growing power of the new national government