U.S. History Semester 1 Final Exam

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  • 1. 

    What kind of homes did the Algonquians live in?

    Correct Answer
    Wigwan
    wigwan
    Wigwans
    wigwans
    Explanation
    The Algonquians lived in wigwams.

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  • 2. 

    What was the effect of the Caravel for the Portuguese?

    Correct Answer
    increased trade and exploration of spain
    Increased trade and exploration of Spain
    Explanation
    The Caravel had a significant impact on the Portuguese as it led to increased trade and exploration. This innovative ship design allowed the Portuguese to navigate more efficiently and explore new territories. With the Caravel, they were able to establish new trade routes, expand their commerce, and explore distant lands. This ultimately contributed to the growth of Portuguese influence and dominance in global trade during the Age of Discovery.

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  • 3. 

    Law set by Washington as President?

    • A.

      National Bank

    • B.

      Taxes

    • C.

      Cabnet

    • D.

      Social Security

    Correct Answer
    C. Cabnet
    Explanation
    During his presidency, George Washington established the Cabinet, which is a group of advisors that assist the President in making important decisions. The Cabinet consists of the heads of various government departments, such as the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary of Defense. These individuals provide expertise and guidance to the President, helping him govern effectively. The establishment of the Cabinet was an important development in the early years of the United States, as it helped to establish a system of checks and balances within the government.

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  • 4. 

    Increased public opinion against France? 

    Correct Answer
    XYZ affair
    xyz affair
    XYZ Affair
    Explanation
    The XYZ affair refers to a diplomatic incident between the United States and France in the late 18th century. It involved three French agents, referred to as X, Y, and Z, who demanded bribes from American diplomats in order to negotiate a settlement between the two countries. The affair caused public outrage in the United States and led to increased anti-French sentiment among the American population. This incident strained relations between the two countries and eventually led to an undeclared naval war known as the Quasi-War.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the State Department head under Washington?

    Correct Answer
    thomas jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas jefferson
    thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was not the State Department head under Washington. The correct answer is that the State Department head under Washington was Thomas Jefferson.

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  • 6. 

    What were the accomplishments of John Marshall as Chief Justice?

    • A.

      Established Judicial Review

    • B.

      Established National Bank

    • C.

      Increased influence of blacks in government

    • D.

      Created the president's "cabinet"

    Correct Answer
    A. Established Judicial Review
    Explanation
    John Marshall, as Chief Justice, established Judicial Review. This refers to the power of the Supreme Court to interpret and determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress. Marshall's landmark decision in Marbury v. Madison in 1803 solidified this power, asserting that the Court had the authority to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional. This significant accomplishment shaped the balance of power between the three branches of government and established the principle of judicial supremacy in the United States.

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  • 7. 

    Southern & Westerners who wanted a strong nation?

    • A.

      Marylands

    • B.

      Southwest Birds

    • C.

      Wig Party

    • D.

      War Hawks

    Correct Answer
    D. War Hawks
    Explanation
    War Hawks is the correct answer because they were a group of Southern and Western politicians in the early 19th century who advocated for a strong and aggressive foreign policy. They believed in expanding American territory through war and were particularly interested in acquiring more land from Britain and Spain. They wanted to protect American interests and promote American nationalism. The other options, Marylands, Southwest Birds, and Wig Party, are not relevant to the question and do not represent the Southern and Westerners who wanted a strong nation.

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  • 8. 

    What did the McCulloch vs. Maryland case do?

    • A.

      Increased State Power

    • B.

      Said slaves ARE property of their owners

    • C.

      Increased Federal Power

    • D.

      Said slaves were free after entering the northern states

    Correct Answer
    C. Increased Federal Power
    Explanation
    The McCulloch vs. Maryland case increased federal power. This landmark Supreme Court case, decided in 1819, established the principle of implied powers and upheld the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States. The ruling stated that the federal government had the authority to create the bank, and that states could not tax it. This decision strengthened the power of the federal government and affirmed its supremacy over state governments in certain areas.

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  • 9. 

    The Wig Party was created in response to?

    • A.

      The National Bank's creation

    • B.

      An increase of taxes by the Federal Government

    • C.

      Andrew Jackson voted to renew the National Bank

    • D.

      The Declaration of Independence being signed

    Correct Answer
    C. Andrew Jackson voted to renew the National Bank
    Explanation
    The Wig Party was created in response to Andrew Jackson voting to renew the National Bank. The party was formed by individuals who opposed Jackson's decision and believed that the National Bank was unconstitutional and gave too much power to the federal government. They saw it as a threat to states' rights and believed in a strict interpretation of the Constitution. The Wig Party aimed to limit the power of the federal government and promote a more decentralized system of governance.

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  • 10. 

    Settlement area of a successful Mormons

    Correct Answer
    Utah
    utah
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Utah, Utah because it is the settlement area of successful Mormons. The Mormons, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, migrated to Utah in the mid-19th century under the leadership of Brigham Young. They established a prosperous and thriving community in Utah, where they could practice their religious beliefs freely. The state of Utah became synonymous with Mormonism and is still predominantly influenced by the religion today.

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  • 11. 

    What was the importance of the Seneca Falls Convention?

    • A.

      Dorthea Dix's first sermon was made here

    • B.

      Wig party was formed at this convention

    • C.

      First woman's rights confention

    Correct Answer
    C. First woman's rights confention
    Explanation
    The importance of the Seneca Falls Convention lies in its significance as the first woman's rights convention. It marked a pivotal moment in the women's suffrage movement in the United States, as it brought together influential figures like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to discuss and advocate for women's rights. The convention resulted in the drafting of the Declaration of Sentiments, which demanded equal rights for women, including the right to vote. This event laid the foundation for future activism and the eventual achievement of women's suffrage in the United States.

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  • 12. 

    Who taught religion in jails and mental institutes and fought for better conditions? 

    Correct Answer
    Dorthia Dix
    dorthia dix
    Dorothea Dix
    dorothea dix
    Explanation
    Dorothea Dix taught religion in jails and mental institutes and fought for better conditions.

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  • 13. 

    Who seized power in 1834 in Mexico City revolt?

    • A.

      Antonio Banderas

    • B.

      Carnegie

    • C.

      Antonio Lopex de Santa Anna

    • D.

      Grant

    Correct Answer
    C. Antonio Lopex de Santa Anna
    Explanation
    Antonio Lopex de Santa Anna seized power in 1834 during the Mexico City revolt.

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  • 14. 

    President during Mexican-American War?

    Correct Answer
    Jakes K. Polk
    James Polk
    Polk
    polk
    james polk
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the President during the Mexican-American War is James Polk. James K. Polk served as the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849 and was in office during the Mexican-American War, which took place from 1846 to 1848.

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  • 15. 

    Banned slavery in the south?

    Correct Answer
    Wilmot Proviso
    Wilmont Priviso
    Wilmont Privoso
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wilmot Proviso." The Wilmot Proviso was a proposed amendment to a bill in 1846 that aimed to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico during the Mexican-American War. It was introduced by David Wilmot, a representative from Pennsylvania, and although it did not become law, it sparked significant debate and controversy over the issue of slavery in the territories. The misspellings "Wilmont Priviso" and "Wilmont Privoso" are incorrect variations of the correct term.

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  • 16. 

    Why did "Uncle Tom's Cabin" anger the south?

    • A.

      It spread Wig ideals to politicians.

    • B.

      It spread Anti-Slavery ideals.

    • C.

      The book was written by a freed slave

    • D.

      It contained anti-Christian views.

    Correct Answer
    B. It spread Anti-Slavery ideals.
    Explanation
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" angered the south because it spread Anti-Slavery ideals. The novel, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, depicted the harsh realities of slavery and the cruelty inflicted upon enslaved individuals. It portrayed sympathetic African American characters and highlighted the inhumanity of the institution of slavery. The south, heavily reliant on slave labor, saw the book as a threat to their economic and social system, and it further fueled tensions between the north and the south leading up to the American Civil War.

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  • 17. 

    Free-Soil candidate for President? 

    • A.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B.

      Robert E. Lee

    • C.

      Wig Party

    • D.

      Martan van Buren Party

    Correct Answer
    D. Martan van Buren Party
  • 18. 

    Dred Scott case said that?

    • A.

      Saves who escaped to the North were free

    • B.

      Slaves that entered Canada were free

    • C.

      Slaves are property of their owners

    • D.

      Slaves were worth 3/5th of a person

    Correct Answer
    C. Slaves are property of their owners
    Explanation
    The Dred Scott case established that slaves were considered property of their owners. This decision was made by the Supreme Court in 1857 and had significant implications for the status of slaves in the United States. The court ruled that slaves were not citizens and therefore did not have the right to sue in federal court. Additionally, the decision stated that Congress did not have the power to prohibit slavery in the territories, effectively overturning the Missouri Compromise. This decision further entrenched the institution of slavery and fueled tensions between the North and the South leading up to the Civil War.

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  • 19. 

    What was the the significance of the Appomattox Court House?

    • A.

      McCulloch vs. Maryland was held here

    • B.

      Dred Scott case was held here

    • C.

      Lee surrendered to Grant here

    • D.

      Washington was sworn in here

    Correct Answer
    C. Lee surrendered to Grant here
    Explanation
    The Appomattox Court House holds significance because it was the location where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. This surrender marked a major turning point in the war and led to the eventual reunification of the United States.

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  • 20. 

    Who started the American Federation of Labor?

    Correct Answer
    Samuel Gompers
    samuel gompers
    Gompers
    gompers
    Explanation
    Samuel Gompers is the correct answer for the question "Who started the American Federation of Labor?". Gompers was a prominent labor leader and the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1886. He served as the president of the AFL for almost four decades and played a significant role in advocating for workers' rights and improving working conditions. Gompers' leadership and influence were instrumental in shaping the labor movement in the United States.

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  • 21. 

    Booker T. Washington's "catch phrase"

    • A.

      "Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses"

    • B.

      "Pull them up by their own bootstraps"

    • C.

      "Getter' Done"

    Correct Answer
    B. "Pull them up by their own bootstraps"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pull them up by their own bootstraps." This phrase is often attributed to Booker T. Washington and is used to describe the idea of self-reliance and hard work. It implies that individuals should take responsibility for their own success and not rely on others to lift them up. Washington, a prominent African-American leader and educator, believed in the importance of self-help and economic independence for the African-American community. This phrase encapsulates his philosophy of personal responsibility and determination.

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  • 22. 

    Who viewed integration as the key to everything?

    Correct Answer
    Du Bois
    de boise
    De Boise
    Du Boise
    Explanation
    Du Bois viewed integration as the key to everything.

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  • 23. 

    Case that granted limited work hours for women? 

    • A.

      Muller vs. Oregon

    • B.

      Dred Scott

    Correct Answer
    A. Muller vs. Oregon
    Explanation
    Muller vs. Oregon is the correct answer because it was a landmark Supreme Court case in 1908 that upheld an Oregon law limiting the work hours for women. The case argued that the physical and biological differences between men and women justified the need for protective labor legislation for women. The decision in this case allowed for the establishment of laws that protected women's rights in the workplace and recognized the need for special considerations for women due to their unique circumstances.

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