Wilbanks Final Exam Study Quiz

159 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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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.