Wilbanks Final Exam Study Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Perfectionism which was popular in the mid 19th century is best defined as...
    • A. 

      Improvement in the manners of the lower class.

    • 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 through capitalism.

  • 2. 
    John Marshall, as chief justice of the Supreme Court, helped to strengthen the judicial branch of government by...
    • A. 

      Applying Jeffersonian principals to all of his decisions.

    • B. 

      Overriding presidential vetoes.

    • C. 

      Asserting the doctrine of judicial review over congressional legislation.

    • D. 

      Listening carefully to and heeding the advice of lawyers.

    • E. 

      Increasing the number of justices on the court.

  • 3. 
    The United States claimed that the border between Texas and the southern United States was the ______.
  • 4. 
    Mexico claimed that the border between Texas and the Southern United States was at ______.
  • 5. 
    Which treaty ended the Mexican War?
    • A. 

      The Treaty of Nueces

    • B. 

      The Treaty of the Rio Grande

    • C. 

      The Treaty of the Alamo

    • D. 

      The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    • E. 

      The Treaty of Calderone

  • 6. 
    The __________ which was introduced in Congress during the Mexican War stated that slavery would be banned in any territory that we gained from Mexico during the war.
  • 7. 
    The United States and ______ disputed who controlled the Oregon Country around the mid-19th century.
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Britain

  • 8. 
    The Monroe Doctrine stated that...
    • A. 

      Only the US had the right to intervene in Latin America.

    • B. 

      The US would not tolerate any further intervention by Europe into the Americas.

    • C. 

      The US would work with Britain to prevent further Russian expansion on the Pacific Coast.

    • D. 

      Slavery would determined by popular sovereignty in all new territory that the US gained

  • 9. 
    The Mexican War of 1846 was fought to...
    • A. 

      Avenge the slaughter that occurred at the Alamo.

    • B. 

      Drive the Spanish away from Mexico and establish it as an independent country.

    • C. 

      Stop raids by Mexican "bandits" that were hurting the souther states of the US.

    • D. 

      Acquire California, New Mexico, and disputed territory south of Texas from Mexico.

    • E. 

      Remove the dictator Santa Anna from his control of Mexico and replace him with a more democratic regime.

  • 10. 
    _____ was an industrial man who put all the means for producing cotton cloth under one roof.
  • 11. 
    Who supplied the labor for Francis Lowell's cotton factories?
    • A. 

      Immigrants

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      New England Farm Girls

  • 12. 
    __% of southerners owned slaves.
  • 13. 
    __% of southerners owned more than 50 slaves.
  • 14. 
    Which of the following was not one of the 3 core parts of Henry Clay's American System?
    • A. 

      A system of state banks that helped local economies thrive

    • B. 

      Protective tariffs that gave American business an edge over British companies

    • C. 

      Infrastructure programs throughout the nation funded by the federal government

    • D. 

      A national bank run by the federal government

  • 15. 
    Of the above answers that were part of the original American System, which wasn't authorized by Congress because they thought it was too much federal power?
    • A. 

      A system of state banks that helped local economies thrive

    • B. 

      Protective tariffs that gave American business an edge over British companies

    • C. 

      Infrastructure programs throughout the nation funded by the federal government

    • D. 

      A national bank run by the federal government

  • 16. 
    Which is more correct about the 19th century?
    • A. 

      Social reforms --> religious change

    • B. 

      Religious change --> social reforms

  • 17. 
    _____ fought ______ in Congress.
    • A. 

      JQA ... for the spread of slavery into the territories

    • B. 

      John C. Calhoun ... against the spread of slavery into the territories

    • C. 

      JQA ... for the right to petition your government

    • D. 

      Charles Sumner ... for the spread of slavery into the territories.

  • 18. 
    The issue of _____ was always brought up whenever the US acquired new territory in the 19th century.
  • 19. 
    Andrew Jackson greatly increased ____ during his administration.
    • A. 

      Presidential Powers

    • B. 

      Judicial Powers

    • C. 

      Legislative Power

  • 20. 
    During the first wave of political parties in the US, the two main parties were ___________.
  • 21. 
    During the second wave of political parties in the US, the two main parties were ___________.
  • 22. 
    Congress did not immediately acquire Texas as a state after it won independence because...
    • A. 

      There was still controversy over the boundary between Texas and Mexico.

    • B. 

      They didn't want to anger Britain who didn't want us to acquire too much territory and become a rival empire.

    • C. 

      There was opposition to adding another slave state.

    • D. 

      The Texan settlers had a very independent spirit and they refused to be tied down under the federal government.

  • 23. 
    Jackson and his supporters believed that the _____ should have more power than the other.
    • A. 

      Federal Government

    • B. 

      State Governments

  • 24. 
    1815-1824 is known as the _______
  • 25. 
    The Era of Good Feelings was "good" because...
    • A. 

      Everyone got free land grants from the government.

    • B. 

      There was only one political party.

    • C. 

      Slavery was banned.

    • D. 

      People were experiencing a increase in fundamentalist religion.

  • 26. 
    The only political party during the Era of Good Feelings was the ______.
  • 27. 
    The Era of Good Feelings saw an increase in _____.
    • A. 

      Liberalism

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

    • E. 

      Conservatism

  • 28. 
    Economic nationalism during the Era of Good Feelings manifested itself in Henry Clay's proposal of the _______.
  • 29. 
    Which invention during the Era of Good Feelings was revolutionary for ALL industry?
    • A. 

      Interchangeable Parts

    • B. 

      The Cotton Gin

    • C. 

      The Conestoga Wagon

    • D. 

      Automatic Weapons

  • 30. 
  • 31. 
    Which of the following was not a huge development in the transportation revolution during the Era of Good Feelings
    • A. 

      The Steam Boat

    • B. 

      The Railroad

    • C. 

      The Canal

    • D. 

      The Conestoga Wagon

  • 32. 
    Which anti-slavery leader claimed that God would punish whites who enslaved blacks?
    • A. 

      David Walker

    • B. 

      John Brown

    • C. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • D. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • E. 

      Nat Turner

  • 33. 
    The Missouri Compromise occurred...
    • A. 

      1810-1819

    • B. 

      1820-1829

    • C. 

      1830-1839

    • D. 

      1840-1849

  • 34. 
    The Missouri Compromise...
    • A. 

      Bought Missouri.

    • B. 

      Ended the 36-30 line.

    • C. 

      Declared that Missouri was a slave territory, Maine was a free state, and established the 36-30 line.

    • D. 

      Declared that popular sovereignty would be used to determine slavery in the territories.

  • 35. 
    Jacksonian Democracy centered around...
    • A. 

      A strong judicial branch that was elected by the people.

    • B. 

      A system in which ideally all people (including blacks and women) would vote.

    • C. 

      A system where all white men people, even those without property, are more involved in the political process.

    • D. 

      An aristocracy where only rich, educated men had the right to vote.

  • 36. 
    Jacksonian Democracy made which important reform?
    • A. 

      Women gained suffrage.

    • B. 

      People now directly elected the Electoral College.

    • C. 

      Blacks gained suffrage.

    • D. 

      State governments now elected the Electoral College.

  • 37. 
    The _________ was written by John C. Calhoun. It argued that the states had the right to nullify federal government laws, specifically tariffs.
  • 38. 
    In ______ the Supreme Court ruled that the treaty that the Cherokee's had signed with the Untied States guaranteed that they got to hold onto their land in Georgia.
  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 40. 
    _________ was the Supreme Court case that established the principle of Judicial Review.
  • 41. 
    The Liberator was published...
    • A. 

      1810-1819

    • B. 

      1820-1829

    • C. 

      1830-1839

    • D. 

      1840-1849

  • 42. 
    In ______ the Supreme Court ruled that "the power to tax is the power to destroy." The states were not allowed to tax the federal government because it would allow them to become more powerful than them.
  • 43. 
    The Bank of the United States closed during the...
    • A. 

      1810-1819

    • B. 

      1820-1829

    • C. 

      1830-1839

    • D. 

      1840-1849

  • 44. 
    The United States established joint ownership of Oregon with Britain during the...
    • A. 

      1810-1819

    • B. 

      1820-1829

    • C. 

      1830-1839

    • D. 

      1840-1849

  • 45. 
    ___________ is credited with beginning the Second Great Awakening.
  • 46. 
    The two denominations of Christianity that experienced the greatest growth in the Second Great Awakening were the...
    • A. 

      Mormons and Baptists

    • B. 

      Baptists and Episcopalians

    • C. 

      Baptists and Presbyterians

    • D. 

      Methodists and Baptists

    • E. 

      Scientologists and Mormons

  • 47. 
    The main idea of the Second Great Awakening was to change _____.
  • 48. 
    ______ invented Mormonism.
  • 49. 
    Most of the new religions in the Second Great Awakening originated in...
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Salt Lake City

    • C. 

      The Burned-Over District

    • D. 

      The South

  • 50. 
    ________ was the Mormon leader who moved his church to Utah.
  • 51. 
    The War for Texas Independence was...
    • A. 

      1810-1819

    • B. 

      1820-1829

    • C. 

      1830-1839

    • D. 

      1840-1849

  • 52. 
    ______ was the main strategy for dealing with slavery problems before 1830.
    • A. 

      Free and Common Soccage

    • B. 

      Emancipation with compensation

    • C. 

      Immediate emancipation now without compensation

    • D. 

      Colonization

  • 53. 
    The Missouri Compromise dealt with the land acquired from...
    • A. 

      The Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Joint ownership of Oregon

    • C. 

      The Mexican Cession

    • D. 

      Colonization of Cuba

  • 54. 
    The _________ Declaration and Resolution was an important document advocating womens rights.
  • 55. 
    ________ was the abolitionist who famously called for "immediate emancipation without compensation or emigration."
  • 56. 
    The Hudson River School's members mostly painted...
    • A. 

      Self Portraits

    • B. 

      Battle Scenes from the Civil War

    • C. 

      Everyday Life Scenes

    • D. 

      Landscapes

  • 57. 
    True or False: One of the developments made during Jacksonian Democracy was that the people now elected Senators directly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    _______ would be considered a nationalist because of his involvement in ______.
    • A. 

      JQA ... Adams-Onis Treaty and the Treaty of 1818.

    • B. 

      John C. Calhoun ... Tariff of Abominations and the South Carolina Exposition.

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson ... Tariff of Abominations and Indian Removal.

    • D. 

      JQA ... Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.

  • 59. 
    The Whigs of the 30s and 40s were different from Jacksonian Democrats in that they...
    • A. 

      Won the support of the Irish.

    • B. 

      Secured removal of Native American lands west of the Mississippi.

    • C. 

      Supported the American System of Henry Clay.

    • D. 

      Favored a laissez-faire economy.

    • E. 

      Urged annexation of Texas.

  • 60. 
    The ________ Party was characterized by their dislike of Irish and Catholic immigrants.
  • 61. 
    Women became especially active in the social reforms stimulated by the Second Great Awakening because...
    • A. 

      Evangelical religion emphasized their spiritual dignity and social reform legitimized their activity outside their home.

    • B. 

      They refused to accept the idea of republican motherhood.

    • C. 

      They were looking to obtain power.

    • D. 

      They saw the churches as the first institutions that needed to be reformed.

  • 62. 
    _______ was given the right to colonize Tejas because the Mexicans believed his settlers would civilize the territory.
  • 63. 
    The Great Compromiser is _____.
  • 64. 
    ________ was a reformer who focused on education.
  • 65. 
    _____ was a reformer who focused on prisons and institutions.
  • 66. 
    The Dark Horse candidate was _____
  • 67. 
    The Common Man aka Old Hickory was _____
  • 68. 
    The President during the Era of Good Feelings was _____
  • 69. 
    ____ was the President who added the West Coast to our nation.
  • 70. 
    Which of these presidents did not run for reelection by choice?
    • A. 

      Monroe

    • B. 

      Adams

    • C. 

      Jackson

    • D. 

      Polk

  • 71. 
    The view that God had ordained us to expand our nation from "sea to shining sea" is known as _________.
  • 72. 
    Spot Resolutions called into question...
    • A. 

      President Polk's claim that the Mexican war was justified because American blood had been on spilled on American soil.

    • B. 

      Santa Anna's claim that Mexico's border was at Nueces.

    • C. 

      Whether or not Abraham Lincoln was truly born in a log cabin.

    • D. 

      Whether or not states had the right to nullify federal laws.

    • E. 

      Whether or not JQA was elected through a "corrupt bargain."

  • 73. 
    The most famous Spot Resolution was written by ____.
  • 74. 
    The "father of the American Industrial Revolution" is...
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Francis Lowell

    • D. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

    • E. 

      Samuel Slater

  • 75. 
    The ______ tribe was very unique because it became very "Westernized," forming an organized government with different branches.
  • 76. 
    True or False: Andrew Jackson recognized them as a sovereign nation because of this.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 77. 
    When Georgians wanted to get into Cherokee lands to develop them, Jackson proposed that:
    • A. 

      The Cherokee's should be slaughtered using state militias.

    • B. 

      The Cherokee's should have their sovereignty respected in accordance with Worcester v. Georgia.

    • C. 

      The Cherokee's should be removed to reservations beyond the Mississippi river.

    • D. 

      The Indian issue should be left completely to the states to decide.

  • 78. 
    Which of these Presidents had a bad first term because he had poor people skills.
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Quincy Adams

  • 79. 
    _______ was elected amidst rumors of a "Corrupt Bargain."
  • 80. 
    Most of Jackson's political support came from...
    • A. 

      The North

    • B. 

      The West and The South

    • C. 

      The South and The North

    • D. 

      The North and The West

  • 81. 
    JQA was criticized by his supporters because...
    • A. 

      He championed states rights.

    • B. 

      He refused to remove people who disagreed with him from office.

    • C. 

      Of his treatment of the Indians.

    • D. 

      He was politically hot-headed and caused much controversy.

  • 82. 
    The public didn't like many of JQA's policies because they...
    • A. 

      Were very nationalist.

    • B. 

      Were harsh to the Indians.

    • C. 

      Were too expansionist.

    • D. 

      Were very "States rights" oriented.

  • 83. 
    The ______ treaty demilitarized the Great Lakes.
  • 84. 
    ____ bought Florida from Spain.
  • 85. 
    The treaty of _____ determined the 49th parallel and decided that we would share Oregon with Britain.
  • 86. 
    The ___ system is the system in which political positions are given to close friends and Washington "insiders."
  • 87. 
    The ____ were a utopian community that had a lot of sex and made silverware.
  • 88. 
    The ____ were a famous utopian community that didn't have any sex.
  • 89. 
    ______ such as Nathaniel Hawthorn believed that we should improve society. 
  • 90. 
    Chief Justice ___ presided over Dred Scott.
  • 91. 
    Which of the following was not a decision made by Dred Scott...
    • A. 

      Slaves are not citizens of the United States.

    • B. 

      The federal government may do nothing to ban slavery in the territories.

    • C. 

      The Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      Slaves taken into free states are free, even if they normally reside in a slave state.

  • 92. 
    In the events collectively known as _______, popular sovereignty in one state ended up leading to violent conflict as groups warred over whether or not to allow slavery.
  • 93. 
    _____ was a violent abolitionist who killed many people at Harpers Ferry.
  • 94. 
    In the Compromise of 1850, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah were organized...
    • A. 

      With slavery guaranteed in all of them.

    • B. 

      With slavery banned in all of them.

    • C. 

      Without mention of slavery.

  • 95. 
    In the Compromise of 1850...
    • A. 

      Slavery and the Slave trade was banned in DC

    • B. 

      Slavery was banned in DC, but not the slave trade.

    • C. 

      The Slave Trade was banned in DC, but not slavery.

    • D. 

      Neither was banned.

  • 96. 
    The Compromise of 1850 only guaranteed that one state/territory/district would be free. Which one?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      D.C.

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      Utah

    • E. 

      New Mexico

  • 97. 
    The biggest win for the pro-slavery people in the Compromise of 1850 was...
    • A. 

      The passage of a stronger Fugitive Slave Law.

    • B. 

      The institution of a national poll tax against blacks.

    • C. 

      Popular sovereignty in the territories.

    • D. 

      The 3/5th Compromise.

  • 98. 
    ______ was impeached but not removed from office.
  • 99. 
    Johnson wasn't removed from office because...
    • A. 

      There were not enough Republicans in Congress to do so.

    • B. 

      Anti-slavery people yielded little power in Congress.

    • C. 

      Some Republicans refused to vote to remove him because they feared it would set a bad precedent.

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court ruled in Worcester v. Johnson that Presidents cannot be removed from office.

  • 100. 
    Sharecropping and tenant farming in the south...
    • A. 

      Kept blacks virtually still in "slavery" because they were eternally in debt.

    • B. 

      Provided blacks with at least some economic opportunity and chance at success.

    • C. 

      Helped restore the economy of the south after the Civil War destroyed it.

  • 101. 
    In Plessy v. Ferguson the court ruled that...
    • A. 

      Black people, even free black people, are not citizens of the United States.

    • B. 

      Separate but equal was constitutional

    • C. 

      Separate but equal was unconstitutional because separate is inherently unequal

  • 102. 
    _____ was another name for Northern Democrats who didn't support the North/Lincoln's civil war effort. They were the reason Lincoln almost lost his bid for reelection.
  • 103. 
    The disappearance of the Whig party was very significant because...
    • A. 

      They gave anti-slavery people a voice in Congress.

    • B. 

      They were the only political force trying to keep the country together.

    • C. 

      They could be worn on your head to make you not look bald.

    • D. 

      Their former leaders afterwards became political leaders of the confederacy.

    • E. 

      They suppressed slave rebellions and therefor kept the south stable.

  • 104. 
    Stephen Douglas said that, while Dred Scott made it seem like popular sovereignty was dead, in reality localities could individually still choose to not allow slavery. This is the _________.
  • 105. 
    ____ hit _____ in Congress because of an argument over slavery.
    • A. 

      Douglas; Lincoln

    • B. 

      Lincoln; Douglas

    • C. 

      Clay; Calhoun

    • D. 

      Sumner; Brookes

    • E. 

      Brookes; Sumner

  • 106. 
    The _________ was the first battle/skirmish in Bleeding Kansas.
  • 107. 
    The Republican party formed in response to the passage of the _______.
  • 108. 
    The Lincoln-Douglas debates were very important because...
    • A. 

      They caused popular opinion to shift in favor of Douglas, allowing him to win the Illinois Senate seat.

    • B. 

      They caused Lincoln to become a well known national figure.

    • C. 

      They gave Lincoln a fairly strong southern base of voters.

    • D. 

      They caused debate throughout the nations over how to reconcile Dred Scott and Popular Sovereignty.

  • 109. 
    ____ and Clay organized the Compromise of 1850.
  • 110. 
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Stephen Douglas

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      Henry Clay

    • E. 

      James Buchanan

  • 111. 
    The publishing of ______, which became popular nationwide, helped to increase the sympathy that the general public had for slaves.
  • 112. 
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      Stephen Douglas

    • D. 

      John C. Calhoun

  • 113. 
    JQA was more successful as a...
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

  • 114. 
    Opposition to the ____ caused Stephen Douglas to lose the support of the south.
  • 115. 
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act effectively destroyed the _____.
  • 116. 
    The Lecompton Constitution said that...
    • A. 

      There would be no slavery in Kansas.

    • B. 

      Slavery in Kansas would be determined off of popular sovereignty.

    • C. 

      There would be slavery in Kansas.

    • D. 

      No new slaves could be brought into Kansas, but the ones that were already there would remain in bondage.

    • E. 

      There would be slavery in Kansas, but not a slave-trade.

  • 117. 
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • E. 

      Stephen Douglas

  • 118. 
    Under what President did the US gain full control of Oregon?
    • A. 

      Polk

    • B. 

      Lincoln

    • C. 

      Douglas

    • D. 

      Jackson

    • E. 

      Buchanan

  • 119. 
    Controversy over ____ caused the nullification crisis.
    • A. 

      The Tariff of Abominations

    • B. 

      Slavery in the territories

    • C. 

      The Mexican War and the Spot Resolutions

    • D. 

      Joint ownership of Oregon

  • 120. 
    In a famous anti-abolition decision, Jackson ______.
    • A. 

      Ordered that it was illegal to make any abolitionist speech.

    • B. 

      Ordered that no mail bearing abolitionist messages would be shipped.

    • C. 

      Ordered that lynching abolitionists was legal.

    • D. 

      Ordered that the federal government should be the one to decide the issue of slavery.

  • 121. 
    Answer the remaining questions by telling me the year that a certain event happened. Marbury v. Madison?
  • 122. 
    War of 1812 ends?
  • 123. 
    McCulloch v. Maryland
  • 124. 
    Land Act was passed?
  • 125. 
    Missouri Compromise?
  • 126. 
    Monroe Doctrine?
  • 127. 
    American System?
  • 128. 
    Corrupt Bargain/JQA Elected
  • 129. 
    Jackson Elected
  • 130. 
    Tariff of Abomination
  • 131. 
    David Walker's Appeal?
  • 132. 
    Georgia took over Cherokee land?
  • 133. 
    Indian Removal Act?
  • 134. 
    South Carolina Resolution?
  • 135. 
    Bank War?
  • 136. 
    2nd Great Awakening begins?
  • 137. 
    Gag Resolution?
  • 138. 
    BUS expires?
  • 139. 
    Texas Revolution?
  • 140. 
    Polk elected?
  • 141. 
    Wilmot Proviso
  • 142. 
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
  • 143. 
    Gold Rush?
  • 144. 
    Uncle Tom's Cabin?
  • 145. 
    Gadsden Purchase?
  • 146. 
    Kansas-Nebraska Act?
  • 147. 
    The Republican Party arises?
  • 148. 
    Bleeding Kansas?
  • 149. 
    Dred Scott?
  • 150. 
    Locompton Constitution
  • 151. 
    Lincoln-Douglas Debates?
  • 152. 
    Harper's Ferry?
  • 153. 
    Confederacy forms?
  • 154. 
    Homestead Act?
  • 155. 
    Emancipation Proclamation
  • 156. 
    Lincoln is killed?
  • 157. 
    Civil Rights Act
  • 158. 
    Reconstruction Act?
  • 159. 
    Reconstruction ends?