US History Unit 3 Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was a foreign policy issue faced by President Washington?
    • A. 

      Farmers revolted against the government in the Whiskey Rebellion

    • B. 

      Immigrants to the United States criticized the government's policies

    • C. 

      The Spanish caused problems between Native Americans and settlers

    • D. 

      Washington did not have foreign policy issues

  • 2. 
    How did Alexander Hamilton deal with the nations' financial problems?
    • A. 

      He decided not to repay U.S. loans from other nations

    • B. 

      He asked the states to pay off the nation's huge war debts

    • C. 

      He borrowed money from foreign countries

    • D. 

      He asked Congress to put a tax on imported foreign goods

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is true about the "necessary and proper" clause?
    • A. 

      Created by Hamilton, makes the Constitution more flexible and allows the government to use powers to use powers not specifically granted to it

    • B. 

      It was the clause Hamilton used to create a national bank

    • C. 

      It makes the Constitution more flexible in meeting unexpected situations

    • D. 

      It allows the government to use powers not specifically granted to it

  • 4. 
    What happened as a result of the the Battle of Fallen Timbers?
    • A. 

      Little Turtle's leadership was rejected by Native American tribes

    • B. 

      Native Americans gave up land

    • C. 

      Washington sent troops to New Orleans

    • D. 

      The British help Native Americans

  • 5. 
    Which was NOT a reason why farmers made whiskey from thier grain?
    • A. 

      Grain was too bulky to be stored

    • B. 

      Whiskey was easier to get to market than grain was

    • C. 

      A farmer could trade whiskey for other products

    • D. 

      Taking whiskey to market was more profitable than taking grain

  • 6. 
    Why did war between Britian and France put the United States in an awkward position?
    • A. 

      Britain held part of the Northwest Territory

    • B. 

      George Washington had relatives in both countries

    • C. 

      The United States sent military advisers to revolutionary France

    • D. 

      France was America's ally but Britain was its biggest trading partner

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Americans were disgraced that US officials had accepted a bribe

    • B. 

      US diplomats were asked for bribes to meet with a French official

    • C. 

      It was one of the biggest problems that Washington faced as president

    • D. 

      It was a scandal during the Washington administration in which US diplomats used a bribe to meet with French officials

  • 8. 
    How did Pinckney's Treaty make it easier for settlers in the Trans-Appalachian West to get their goods to market?
    • A. 

      It gave settlers in the Northwest Territory the right to use the Great Lakes

    • B. 

      It approved improvements to the Wilderness Road that led to Kentucky

    • C. 

      It declared that all bodies of water were free for navigation

    • D. 

      It gave them the right to use the Mississippi River and port of New Orleans

  • 9. 
    What was George Washington's view of political parties?
    • A. 

      Political parties would split the nation

    • B. 

      The Federalist party was the most correct party

    • C. 

      They were needed for national unity

    • D. 

      Political parties made issues clearer for the voters

  • 10. 
    How did the rise of political parties affect the election of 1796?
    • A. 

      The Democratic Republicans won

    • B. 

      There was a Federalist president and a Republican vice president

    • C. 

      Political parties played no role in the election of 1796

    • D. 

      There was a Republican president and a Federalist vice president

  • 11. 
    What was the nearest city where US soldiers from Fort Wayne could get supplies?
    • A. 

      Detroit

    • B. 

      Lexington

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh

  • 12. 
    The Battle of Fallen Timbers occured near
    • A. 

      Ft Greenville

    • B. 

      Ft Wayne

    • C. 

      Ft Miami

    • D. 

      Detroit

  • 13. 
    The ___ marked the western boundary of the Trans-Appalachian West.
    • A. 

      Wabash River

    • B. 

      Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Appalachian Mountains

    • D. 

      Ohio River

  • 14. 
    According to the map, the British most likely got supplies to British forts
    • A. 

      By using the Wilderness Road

    • B. 

      By crossing the Appalachians

    • C. 

      From British Canada and the Great Lakes

    • D. 

      By hiring Native Americans

  • 15. 
    Judging from the map, the Native Americans ceded territory that was about 
    • A. 

      50,000 sq miles

    • B. 

      20,000 sq miles

    • C. 

      100,000 sq miles

    • D. 

      2,000 sq miles

  • 16. 
    During which year did US imports and exports reach their highest level?
    • A. 

      1809

    • B. 

      1807

    • C. 

      1811

    • D. 

      1815

  • 17. 
    What happened immediately after the Embargo Act of 1807 went into effect?
    • A. 

      Imports dropped to just under $60 million

    • B. 

      Exports dropped to $10 million

    • C. 

      Imports and exports plummeted

    • D. 

      Imports dropped to $60 million, exports dropped to $10 million (imports and exports plummeted)

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      About $73 million

    • B. 

      About $47 million

    • C. 

      About $90 million

    • D. 

      About $39 million

  • 19. 
    Approximately how much did imports rise in 1815?
    • A. 

      About $100 million

    • B. 

      About $50 million

    • C. 

      About $10 million

    • D. 

      About $75 million

  • 20. 
    Which was NOT true about the Battle of New Orleans?
    • A. 

      The battle made General Andrew Jackson a national hero

    • B. 

      The battle was a great victory for the American forces

    • C. 

      In the battle, the Americans held off a British assault on New Orleans

    • D. 

      It convinced the British to sign a peace treaty with the Americans

  • 21. 
    How did Native Americans aid the Lewis and Clark expedition?
    • A. 

      They hosted the Corps of Discovery for the winter

    • B. 

      They provided the expedition with horses

    • C. 

      They guided the group across the Rocky Mountains

    • D. 

      All of the answer responses are true

  • 22. 
    How much greater was the value of imports than exports in 1806?
    • A. 

      About $190 million

    • B. 

      About $50 million

    • C. 

      About $90 million

    • D. 

      About $70 million

  • 23. 
    On which route would traders have sent goods from Cincinnati to Albany?
    • A. 

      The Miami and Erie Canal, Lake Erie, the Erie Canal

    • B. 

      Ohio River, the Ohio and Erie Canal, the Potomac River

    • C. 

      The Miami and Erie Canal, the Ohio and Erie Canal, Lake Erie

    • D. 

      Goods would not have been able to travel

  • 24. 
    Approximately how many miles long was the National Road?
    • A. 

      750

    • B. 

      600

    • C. 

      900

    • D. 

      450

  • 25. 
    Which canals intersected with the National Road?
    • A. 

      The Miami and Erie Canal, Ohio and Erie Canal

    • B. 

      Erie Canal, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

    • C. 

      The Miami and Erie Canal, Chesapeake and Ohio

    • D. 

      There are no canals that intersect with the National Road

  • 26. 
    Which cities are on Lake Erie
    • A. 

      Toledo and Cincinnati

    • B. 

      Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo

    • C. 

      Buffalo and Cleveland

    • D. 

      Buffalo and Albany

  • 27. 
    Which sections of the country benefited most from these roads and canals?
    • A. 

      The South and the East

    • B. 

      The South and West

    • C. 

      The Northeast and Midwest

    • D. 

      Midwest and Northwest

  • 28. 
    Why was the American naval victory on Lake Erie so important?
    • A. 

      It led to the loss of Native American support for the British

    • B. 

      It gave the United States control of the lake

    • C. 

      It helped Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans

    • D. 

      It allowed Americans to gain control of the Erie Canal

  • 29. 
    Which statement describes the U.S. military at the start of the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      The army was aided by Native American allies

    • B. 

      The army was small, poorly trained, and badly equipped

    • C. 

      The navy was powerful because Congress had strengthened it

    • D. 

      The military was led by highly experienced and well-trained officers

  • 30. 
    Which of the following was true of the Embargo Act?
    • A. 

      It banned all U.S. trade

    • B. 

      It was one of Jefferson's greatest foreign policy successes as president

    • C. 

      It protected the United States from the Napoleonic Wars

    • D. 

      U.S. farmers suffered from not being able to sell goods overseas

  • 31. 
    Which was NOT a way in which the Napoleonic Wars affected the United States?
    • A. 

      Britain's defeat by Napoleon also brought the War of 1812 to an end

    • B. 

      They helped the United States win victories early in the War of 1812

    • C. 

      Britain and France each interfered with American trade on the high seas

    • D. 

      They were on reason that the War of 1812 occurred

  • 32. 
    Why did Jefferson send the Corps of Discovery into the Louisiana Territory?
    • A. 

      To convince the British to leave forts they held in the Pacific Northwest

    • B. 

      To convince the French to leave forts they held in the Pacific Northwest

    • C. 

      To determine if the territory was worth what France was asking for it

    • D. 

      To find out if there was an all-water route to the Pacific Ocean

  • 33. 
    What problem troubled Jefferson about the purchase of Louisiana?
    • A. 

      The Constitution did not empower the president to buy land

    • B. 

      All the new land might cause factory workers to move west

    • C. 

      France was selling the land for much less than it was worth

    • D. 

      The Native Americans in the area refused to sign U.S. treaties

  • 34. 
    Which of the folowing is true about the pronciple of judicial review?
    • A. 

      It decreased the power of the Supreme Court

    • B. 

      It allowed the Supreme Court to change laws to make them constitutional

    • C. 

      It said the Supreme Court interprets whether laws are constitutional

    • D. 

      It said the president interprets whether laws are constitutional

  • 35. 
    Which is true of the election of 1800?
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives selected the president and vice-president

    • B. 

      The president and vice-president belonged to a splinter party

    • C. 

      The system for choosing the president led to a three-way toe

    • D. 

      Adams died in a duel, so Jefferson became president

  • 36. 
    Which was NOT true about the invention of the cotton gin?
    • A. 

      It encouraged Southerners to settle on Native American land

    • B. 

      It reduced the need for slave labor on Southern plantations

    • C. 

      Its development was encouraged by the growth of textile mills

    • D. 

      It enabled Southerners to grow more cotton

  • 37. 
    Which reason best explains why the Northeast and the MIdwest developed a close bond?
    • A. 

      They were both industrial regions

    • B. 

      There was a great deal of trade between them

    • C. 

      They both held similar political views

    • D. 

      They both opposed slavery

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Some worked as skilled craftsmen

    • B. 

      Enslaved African Americans formed about a third (1/3) of the South's population

    • C. 

      About half of enslaved African Americans lived on large plantations

    • D. 

      Most free African Americans owned small farms

  • 39. 
    What did the Supreme Court rule in the case of Gibbons v. Ogden?
    • A. 

      States had power over the nation government in matters involving taxation

    • B. 

      A state had the right to control its own commerce

    • C. 

      Only the federal government had the right to control interstate commerce

    • D. 

      A state could not tax a national bank

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is true about the South in the 1840s?
    • A. 

      About 8 percent of African Americans in the South were free

    • B. 

      White Southerners formed less than half of the region's population

    • C. 

      All African Americans in the South were enslaved

    • D. 

      Most white Southern families had slaves

  • 41. 
    What purpose did spirituals serve on Southern plantations?
    • A. 

      Slaves used spirituals to secretly spread plans to escape

    • B. 

      Spirituals taught the salves to be obedient to their masters

    • C. 

      Slaveholders used spirituals to spread religion among the slaves

    • D. 

      Slaves were not religious

  • 42. 
    The Supreme Court's ruling in such cases as McCulloch v. Maryland and Gibbons v. Ogden had what important overall effect?
    • A. 

      They created stronger federal government

    • B. 

      They gave each state the power to control slavery

    • C. 

      They decided that states could not regulate interstate commerce

    • D. 

      They created stronger state governments

  • 43. 
    What did the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 accomplish?
    • A. 

      Establish naval boundaries on the Great Lakes

    • B. 

      Removed the Seminoles from Mexico

    • C. 

      Gave Florida to the United States

    • D. 

      Set the boundary between Canada and the United States

  • 44. 
    What was the sectional interests of American settlers in the West?
    • A. 

      Westerners wanted cheap and and good transportation

    • B. 

      Westerners wanted free land and government grants

    • C. 

      Westerners wanted gold as their currency

    • D. 

      Westerners wanted an alliance with Mexico to help control Native Americans

  • 45. 
    Why was the Missouri Compromise so important to the nation?
    • A. 

      It ended sectionalism and brought a period of national unity to the nation

    • B. 

      It maintained the balance of power between free states and slave states

    • C. 

      It ended slavery throughout the United States

    • D. 

      It ended slavery in Great Britain