Unit 8 Riotto - Democratic-republican Era

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Unit 8 Riotto - Democratic-republican Era

This quiz deals with the Democratic-Republican Party that was an American political party formed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the late 1700s, and was dissolved in 1825. What do you know about it?


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Established the role of the federal government in internal improvements

    • B. 

      Strengthened the ties between the eastern manufacturing and western agricultural regions

    • C. 

      Made the invention of the steamboat economically viable

    • D. 

      Spurred innovation in the railroad industry

    • E. 

      Was the last major canal project before the civil war

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A guarantee of the New England fishing rights off Newfoundland

    • B. 

      Free navigation of the Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Cancellation of pre-Revolutionary debts

    • D. 

      Access to trad with the British West Indies

    • E. 

      An end to impressments

  • 3. 
    Henry Clay's "American System" called for all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A tariff for the protection of industry

    • B. 

      Internal improvements at national government expense

    • C. 

      Sale of federal lands to finance higher education

    • D. 

      Greater reliance on domestic financial resources

    • E. 

      Increased trade among the sections of the nation

  • 4. 
    A major reason why Thomas Jefferson was interested in purchasing Louisiana from France was that he 
    • A. 

      Wanted to establish a precedent for the expansion of presidential authority

    • B. 

      Wanted an area beyond the Mississippi River to which eastern Native Americans (Indians) could be moved

    • C. 

      Had learned from Lewis and Clark of the untapped mineral resources in western areas

    • D. 

      Hoped to cement a Franc-American alliance against the British

    • E. 

      Hoped to preserve an agricultural society by making abundant lands available to future generations

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about the "American System" is correct?
    • A. 

      It was set up by the Treaty of Ghent at the end of the War of 1812

    • B. 

      It was strongly promoted by Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      It permitted immigrants to be naturalized after living in the United States for five years

    • D. 

      It was designed to meet the nation's need for economic progress and self-sufficiency

    • E. 

      It called for an end to the European presence in South America

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Americans would never ally themselves with monarchical governments

    • B. 

      Federalists would be appointed to his cabinet

    • C. 

      The two parties' platforms were identical

    • D. 

      The principles of American government were above party politics

    • E. 

      He admired Hamilton's policies

  • 7. 
    The Hartford Convention was a manifestation of
    • A. 

      New England Federalist opposition to the War of 1812

    • B. 

      New England's desire to end United States trade with Great Britain

    • C. 

      Northern gratitude to General Jackson for his victory at New Orleans

    • D. 

      The War Hawk's impatience with President Madison's conduct of foreign policy

    • E. 

      Western resentment against British-backed American Indian attacks

  • 8. 
    Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana had it's origins in his desire to
    • A. 

      Remove the french from forts along the Mississippi valley

    • B. 

      Acquire a port to provide an outlet for western crops

    • C. 

      Acquire territory for the expansion of slavery

    • D. 

      Oppose New England Federalism

    • E. 

      Demonstrate friendship for the French in the Napoleonic Wars

  • 9. 
    In Marbury v. Madison, the United States Supreme Court affirmed
    • A. 

      Its right to determine the constitutionality of state court decisionsits right to determine the constitutionality of

    • B. 

      Its right to determine the constitutionality of state laws

    • C. 

      Its right to determine the constitutionality of state laws congressional enactments

    • D. 

      The sanctity of property rights against harassment by unfriendly state legislatures

    • E. 

      The broad scope of the federal government's commerce power

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Rearmed George Washington's goal of United States neutrality in the Americas

    • B. 

      Helped Secretary of Slate John Quincy Adams secure the presidency in 1824

    • C. 

      Established the United States as the dominant economic power in South America

    • D. 

      Provided the basis for resolving Anglo-American border disputes.

    • E. 

      Asserted American independence in the realm of foreign policy

  • 11. 
    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 ventures in the Western Hemisphere

    • E. 

      Encourage Britain to help the fledgling Latin American states

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is true in 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 charter

    • D. 

      It affirmed the principle of judicial review

    • E. 

      It determined the Senate's right to "advise and consent"

  • 13. 
    All of the following accurately describe Jefferon'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 Jefferon's own views concerning the strict construction of the Constitution

  • 14. 
    The Missouri Compromise did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Prohibited slavery in all the territory of the Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Provided for admission to the Union of all future states in pairs of one free, one slave

    • C. 

      Allowed Maine to enter the Union as a free state

    • D. 

      Finally settled the question of congressional power over slavery in the territories.

    • E. 

      Provided for the annexation of Texas

  • 15. 
    The most unpopular and least successful of President Thomas Jefferon's policies was his
    • A. 

      Advocacy of territorial expansion

    • B. 

      Handling of the Barbary Coast pirates

    • C. 

      Reduction of the size of the military

    • D. 

      Reduction of the national debt

    • E. 

      Adherence to neutrality in dealing with England and France

  • 16. 
    Under Chief Justice John Marshall, Supreme Court decisions tended to 
    • A. 

      Promote business enterprise

    • B. 

      Restrict federal powers of taxation

    • C. 

      Restrict corporate development

    • D. 

      Expand state control of economic activity

    • E. 

      Reduce federal control of the economy

  • 17. 
    The legal precedent for judicial review was established when
    • A. 

      The House impeached Associate Justice Samuel Chase

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court declared part of the 1789 Judiciary Act unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Congress passed the 1801 Judiciary Act

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court declared the 1801 Judiciary Act unconstitutional

    • E. 

      Congress repealed the 1801 Judiciary Act

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was a cause of the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      American violations of British neutral rights

    • B. 

      British violations of American neutral rights

    • C. 

      The attack and burning of D.C.

    • D. 

      The attack on Fort McHenry

    • E. 

      American incitement of Native Americans against the British

  • 19. 
    All of the following are true of the Harford Convention except
    • A. 

      It was an expression of Federalist discontent

    • B. 

      It called for a constitutional amendment requiring a 2/3 vote for war

    • C. 

      It helped lead to the death of the Federalist Party

    • D. 

      It supported "Mr. Madison's War"

    • E. 

      It occurred around the same time as the treaty negotiations

  • 20. 
    In which case did the Court assert federal authority over interstate commerce?
    • A. 

      Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    • B. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      There were more slave then free states

    • B. 

      There were more free than slave states

    • C. 

      Slavery was banned north of the 36 30 line in the Louisiana Territory

    • D. 

      Slavery was banned south of the 36 30 line in the Louisiana Territory

    • E. 

      Both Maine and Missouri entered the union on a conditional/trial basis

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Applicable only to South America

    • B. 

      A response to the apparent designs of Russian in Alaska and Oregon

    • C. 

      A symbolic gesture of goodwill to the Latin American republics

    • D. 

      Aimed at British efforts to gain control over Cuba

    • E. 

      Welcomed by the European enemies of Britain