8th Grade U.S. History First Semester Exam
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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q.

    How did geography influence the early economic development of New York, Boston, and Charleston?

    answer choices

    Long coastlines offered abundant natural resources

    Proximity to flooding rivers limited development.

    Natural harbors provided access to markets.

    Extreme climates limited productive activity.

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which reason best completes this list?

    answer choices

    To spread democratic ideals

    To improve efficiency in manufacturing

    To lace potential military allies

    To claim new territory

  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was a primary reason France sought to colonize North America?

    answer choices

    To reduce overpopulation in Europe

    To create communities founded on religious tolerance

    To profit from trading in furs and other goods

    To create joint ventures with other European powers

  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which colony correctly completes this diagram?

    answer choices

    Marylan

    Virginia

    South Carolina

    Georgia

  • Question 5
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement accurately describes the reasons for establishing Plymouth and Jamestown?

    answer choices

    Both colonies were established to bring wealth to stockholders.

    Plymouth's founders intended to produce raw materials, while Jamestown's founders expected to discover gold.

    Both colonies were established to limit the expansion of other European empires.

    Plymouth was founded as a refuge from religious persecution, while Jamestown was founded for commercial profit.

  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q.
    • Distance from Great Britain
    • Mayflower Compact
    • Town hall meetings


    The factors listed above contributed most to the --

    answer choices

    creation of alliances between British colonists to Parliament

    election of British colonists to Parliament

    growth of representative government in the British colonies

    expansion of British trade in the Americas

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    From 1690 to 1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists in America to exercise a great deal of control over local and regional matters. Historians have described this practice as "salutary neglect."


    Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy?

    answer choices

    The colonies developed a strong tradition of self-government.

    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies.

    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense.

    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries.

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    From 1690 to 1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists in America to exercise a great deal of control over local and regional matters. Historians have described this practice as "salutary neglect."


    Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy?

    answer choices

    The colonies developed a strong tradition of self-government.

    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies.

    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense.

    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries.

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following best replaces the question mark in the diagram above?

    answer choices

    Created a general council to manage the colonies

    Experienced strict control by Parliament

    Established their own representative institutions

    Appointed governors who reported to the king

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement best explains the significance of the Mayflower Compact?

    answer choices

    It limited the power of future colonial governments.

    It weakened the influence of religion in government

    It established a form of self-government based on a social contract

    It guaranteed liberties for colonists through local government

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following contributed most to the expansion of the transatlantic slave trade during the 1700's?

    answer choices

    A lack of skilled labor in the American colonies

    Demand for slaves in the American colonies that produced cash crops

    A lack of protective tariffs in the American colonies

    Demand for slaves in the industrialized American colonies

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was a major reason for the flow of the transatlantic slave trade shown on the map?

    answer choices

    The economic demands of the plantation system

    The construction needs of the railroad

    Increased textile manufacturing

    Increased western migration

  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Catholics immigrated to the Maryland colony in the seventeenth century primarily to --

    answer choices

    profit from natural resources

    avoid crop failures and famine

    produce cash crops to pay off debts

    escape persecution

  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The colonies in this list were founded primarily to offer settlers a greater degree of --

    answer choices

    freedom from debts

    religious freedom

    economic freedom

    freedom of speech

  • Question 15
    180 seconds
    Q.

    These below acts contributed to the start of the Revolutionary War by —

    answer choices

    restricting colonial trade with American Indians.

    imposing regulations on colonial agriculture.

    angering colonists who believed that their civil liberties had been violated.

    punishing colonists for resisting the authority of Parliament.

  • Question 16
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The excerpt below reflects the dissatisfaction of American colonists with the —

    answer choices

    political debates that took place at the Albany Convention

    interference of Great Britain in the slave trade

    economic consequences of the Great Awakening.

    economic policies imposed by Great Britain following the French and Indian War.

  • Question 17
    180 seconds
    Q.

    British colonists objected to the Proclamation of 1763 because they?

    answer choices

    feared it would provoke attacks from American Indians.

    did not want to share control of the fur trade with France.

    resented the limits it imposed on westward expansion.

    wanted to be able to trade freely with foreign nations.

  • Question 18
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The Continental Congress issued this commission to?

    answer choices

    Benedict Arnold

    Alexander Hamilton

    John Hancock

    George Washington

  • Question 19
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What was one result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?

    answer choices

    Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent country.

    Competing Seminole and Spanish claims in West Florida were resolved.

    The British navy agreed to stop pressing American sailors into service.

    British territory in eastern Canada was ceded to France.

  • Question 20
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following best completes this excerpt below?

    answer choices

    Saratoga

    Concord

    Trenton

    Yorktown

  • Question 21
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which excerpt from the Declaration of Independence best explains why colonists were unhappy about their lack of representation in the British parliament?

    answer choices

    “He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people.”

    “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

    “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

    “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.”

  • Question 22
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The rights listed below were —

    answer choices

    established by a series of Supreme Court decisions.

    defined by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

    established by the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

    defined by President George Washington in his Farewell Address.

  • Question 23
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these completes this graphic organizer below?

    answer choices

    Parliament repeals the Stamp and Sugar Acts.

    King George III allows colonists to petition Parliament for tax relief.

    Parliament passes the Intolerable Acts.

    King George III appoints colonial representatives to Parliament.

  • Question 24
    180 seconds
    Q.

    In 1787, Congress awarded John Paul Jones the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his “valor and brilliant services” during the Revolutionary War. Which accomplishment was Congress recognizing?

    answer choices

    Leading the evacuation of Washington, D.C., during the British invasion.

    Preparing the strategy for the American victory at Yorktown.

    Persuading France to provide military assistance to the Continental army.

    Commanding a victory at sea against the British navy.

  • Question 25
    180 seconds
    Q.

    How did mercantilism policies create tension Great Britain and the American colonies?

    answer choices

    By introducing indentures servitude to the middle colonies.

    Br requiring colonists to enlist in the military.

    By limiting the amount of farmland each colonist could have.

    By preventing colonists from trading with most other foreign countries.

  • Question 26
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Why is the Battle of Saratoga considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War?

    answer choices

    The British victory extended the fighting for another year.

    The American defeat led many soldiers to desert the Continental Army.

    The British defeat marked the beginning of a steady decline in British military superiority.

    The American victory convinced France to ally with the United States.

  • Question 27
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The list above includes rights that are considered?

    answer choices

    Tranferable

    Legislated

    Unalienable

    Inherited

  • Question 28
    60 seconds
    Q. *Sugar Act
    *Quartering Act
    *Stamp Act
    These acts contributed to the start of the Revolutionary War by...
    answer choices
    Restricting colonial trade with American Indians
    Imposing regulations on colonial agriculture.
    Angering colonists who believed that their civil liberties had been violated.
    Punishing colonists for resisting the authority of Parliament. 
  • Question 29
    120 seconds
    Q. "It is essential to the freedom & security of a free people, that no taxes be imposed upon them but by their own consent, or their representatives."
     - The Sons of Liberty, address to the public, New York, December 15, 1773
    The excerpt above reflects the dissatisfaction of American colonists with the...
    answer choices
    Political debates that took place at the Albany Convention.
    Interference of Great Britain in the slave trade.
    Economic consequences of the Great Awakening.
    Economic policies imposed by Great Britain following the French and Indian War.
  • Question 30
    60 seconds
    Q. "Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of _____ renewed patriots hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world."
    "A Crucial American Victory," U.S. National Park Service,
    Which of the following best competes this excerpt? 
    answer choices
    Trenton
    Yorktown
    Saratoga
    Concord
  • Question 31
    60 seconds
    Q. Unalienable Rights
    *Life
    *Liberty
    *Pursuit of Happiness
    The rights listed above were - 
    answer choices
    established by a series of Supreme Court decisions.
    defined by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
    established by the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
    defined by President George Washington in his Farewell Address.
  • Question 32
    60 seconds
    Q. "I challange the warmest advocate for reconciliation, to show a single advantage that this continent can reap by being connected with Great Britain. I repeat, not a single advantage is derived..." 
    - Thomas Paine, 1776
    In this statement, Paine suggested that the American colonies should...
    answer choices
    negotiate an end to the conflict with England
    Form an alliance with England
    Declare Independence from England
    Boycott goods from England. 
  • Question 33
    60 seconds
    Q. Which document included the idea first suggested by John Locke that people have a right to overthrow a government that oppresses them?
    answer choices
    Mayflower Compact
    Declaration of Independence
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Proclamation of 1763
  • Question 34
    60 seconds
    Q. What individual arrived from France and aided George Washington and the Continental Army?
    answer choices
    Bernardo de Galvez
    Marquis de Lafayette
    De la Salle
    James Armistead 
  • Question 35
    60 seconds
    Q. Which statement is most consistent with the views of Samuel Adams?
    answer choices
    Taxation without representation is tyranny
    Colonists should be grateful to be part of the British Empire
    Citizens, under British rule, should support King George III
    The English King deserves respect and loyalty from his subject.
  • Question 36
    60 seconds
    Q. "Common Sense" was written so that the common man, or the American Colonists, would support the Declaration of Independence. Who was the author?
    answer choices
    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Paine
    Patrick Henry
    George Washington 
  • Question 37
    60 seconds
    Q. The protection of individual freedoms from the federal government was a demand for the addition of what component to the Constitution?
    answer choices
    Process of Ratification
    Separation of Power
    Preamble
    The Bill of Rights
  • Question 38
    60 seconds
    Q. The quote, attribute to Patrick Henry, indicates his strong position as and Anti-Federalist.  What were the Anti-Federalists opposed to in 1787?
    answer choices
    ratification of the Constitution
    slave ownership
    states' rights
    local control of governmnet
  • Question 39
    60 seconds
    Q. How would the "Three-Fifths Compromise" affect Virginia, the most populous slave state in 1790?
    answer choices
    It would allow for the slave population of Virgina to count equally in federal taxation and representation.
    Virginia would have three-fifths of the total representation in Congress.
    Three-fifths of the slave population would count toward determining federal taxation and representation.
    Three-fifths of the slave population must be set free in order to ratify the Constitution.
  • Question 40
    60 seconds
    Q. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were instrumental in writing essays supporting what cause?
    answer choices
    Creating strong state governments
    Protecting the rights of individual land ownership
    Ratifying the Constitution
    Westward expansion
  • Question 41
    60 seconds
    Q. The name given to the first ten original amendments to the US Constitution that protect individual freedoms
    answer choices
    Articles of Confederation
    Bill of Rights
    Preamble
    The Federalist Papers
  • Question 42
    180 seconds
    Q.

    George Mason refused to sign the Constitution and opposed its ratification because he believed that it?

    answer choices

    did not adequately protect individuals from potential government abuse.

    B did not give the executive branch enough power to oversee the military.

    prevented the legislative branch from effectively governing the states.

    D prevented the judicial branch from using judicial review to overturn acts of the legislature.

  • Question 43
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which amendment provides for the protections described in this list below?

    answer choices

    First Amendment

    Fourth Amendment

    Fifth Amendment

    Tenth Amendment

  • Question 44
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which constitutional guarantee did this act violate?

    answer choices

    Freedom of assembly

    The right to due process

    Freedom of the press

    The right to a jury trial

  • Question 45
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The constitutional amendment excerpted below protects people in the United States from?

    answer choices

    excessive fines for traffic violations.

    imprisonment for life without a jury trial.

    excessive surveillance by the government.

    conscription by the armed forces.

  • Question 46
    180 seconds
    Q.

    When citizens report for jury duty, they are helping uphold a constitutional right guaranteed by the?

    answer choices

    First Amendment

    Second Amendment

    Sixth Amendment

    Ninth Amendment

  • Question 47
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which document was most influenced by this statute below?

    answer choices

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Articles of Confederation

    The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    The Bill of Rights

  • Question 48
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A certain small town has many choices for people who want to attend religious services, including two churches, a synagogue, a cathedral, a mosque, and a temple. These choices are protected by the?

    answer choices

    First Amendment

    Third Amendment

    Sixth Amendment

    Eighth Amendment

  • Question 49
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Why were southern delegates to the Constitutional Convention willing to accept the Three-Fifths Compromise?

    answer choices

    It increased the political influence in the South

    It allowed indentured servants in the South to become citizens

    It decreased the federal tax on property in the South

    It allowed the South to expand its industrial output.

  • Question 50
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which argument would a Federalist make to support ratification of the Constitution.

    answer choices

    The Constitution will enable states to nullify laws that are harmful to citizens.

    A strong federal government will be more stable than a loose confederation of states.

    The Constitution will allow states to establish banks to stabilize the national economy.

    A republican system of government will better represent large states.

  • Question 51
    300 seconds
    Q.

    In Marbury V. Madison, the Supreme Court first stated the principle that?

    answer choices

    Only the courts may regulate interstate commerce.

    The President can veto federal legislature

    The courts can declare a federal law unconstitutional

    Only the President can issue a executive order

  • Question 52
    180 seconds
    Q.

    In 1787 the United States was at a crossroads. Farmers in western Massachusetts had rebelled the year before over property taxes. The state struggled to end the rebellion. Events such as this one contributed to the decision to?

    answer choices

    sign the Treaty of Paris

    repeal the Intolerable Acts

    declare an embargo on imported goods

    restructure the federal government

  • Question 53
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following correctly describes the Three-Fifths Compromise?

    answer choices

    A portion of the slave population was counted for legislative representation.

    A federal law enforcing the return of fugitive slaves was passed.

    The census bureau was established to help apportion representation.

    The election of senators was delegated to state legislatures.

  • Question 54
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following should replace the question mark in this diagram below?

    answer choices

    Direct democracy

    Great Compromise

    Checks and balances

    Missouri Compromise

  • Question 55
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which speaker below is in favor of ratifying the Constitution?

    answer choices

    Speaker 1

    Speaker 2

    Speaker 3

    Speaker 4

  • Question 56
    180 seconds
    Q.

    In the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, which point would have been made by a Federalist?

    answer choices

    “The existing national government lacks the ability to add new states to the union.”

    “The states are in danger of losing the ability to raise revenue.”

    “The existing national government lacks the power to perform essential functions.”

    “The states are unable to protect the rights of the people.”

  • Question 57
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Why did the Anti-Federalists demand that a bill of rights be added to the U.S. Constitution?

    answer choices

    To strengthen the authority of the federal government.

    To improve the organization of the judiciary.

    To give each state an equal amount of power.

    To protect individual freedoms from the federal government.

  • Question 58
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Patrick Henry opposed ratifying the U.S. Constitution because he believed that under it?

    answer choices

    the states would surrender too much power to the federal government.

    alliances could not be formed with other countries.

    the courts would not be able to hold government officials accountable.

    individuals would exercise too much power over the federal government.

  • Question 59
    180 seconds
    Q.

    With which of the following arguments would the authors of The Federalist Papers most likely have agreed?

    answer choices

    A bill of rights should be included in the Constitution before it is ratified.

    Having a stronger central government will make the country more stable and prosperous.

    The Three-Fifths Compromise will result in fair and equal representation.

    Universal suffrage should be constitutionally guaranteed.

  • Question 60
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which excerpt from the U.S. Constitution best illustrates the principle of popular sovereignty?

    answer choices

    “Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members. . . .”

    “The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States. . . .”

    “The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore. . . .”

    “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.”

  • Question 61
    180 seconds
    Q.

    This excerpt below provides one example of which constitutional principle?

    answer choices

    Federalism

    Checks and balances

    Popular sovereignty

    Individual rights

  • Question 62
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which principle of U.S. government is illustrated in the sequence shown below?

    answer choices

    Judicial review

    Checks and balances

    Popular sovereignty

    Federalism

  • Question 63
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The Constitution describes two ways to propose an amendment. Which of the following gives an example of one way?

    answer choices

    The president officially requests that Congress propose the amendment.

    Three-fourths of state governors sign a petition in favor of proposing the amendment.

    A majority of citizens vote in favor of proposing the amendment.

    Two-thirds of both congressional houses vote in favor of proposing the amendment.

  • Question 64
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was a defining characteristic of the Era of Good Feelings?

    answer choices

    The United States ceded territory to Great Britain in an attempt to avoid war.

    There was a renewed sense of nationalism.

    Evangelical revivalists challenged religious traditionalists.

    Many states called for a restructuring of the federal government.

  • Question 65
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which action completes this diagram below?

    answer choices

    oversee state government agencies.

    regulate the creation of new businesses.

    establish a national bank.

    eliminate protective tariffs.

  • Question 66
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which action completes this diagram below?

    answer choices

    oversee state government agencies.

    regulate the creation of new businesses.

    establish a national bank.

    eliminate protective tariffs.

  • Question 67
    180 seconds
    Q.

    This list below provides examples of?

    answer choices

    topics discussed during the Second Constitutional Convention.

    domestic issues faced by the leaders of the new republic.

    weaknesses of the government under the Articles of Confederation.

    issues leading to the ratification of the first constitutional amendments.

  • Question 68
    180 seconds
    Q.

    According to Alexander Hamilton, which action was necessary to ensure the stability of the nation’s economy?

    answer choices

    The passage of a trade embargo against Great Britain.

    The abolition of consumption taxes.

    The creation of a trade alliance with France.

    The establishment of a national bank.

  • Question 69
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which problem did George Washington encounter when he became president?

    answer choices

    Southern states were threatening to secede from the Union.

    The United States had large debts from the American Revolution.

    Great Britain was refusing to trade with the United States.

    The Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced with a stronger constitution.

  • Question 70
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Disagreements between these two cabinet members led to?

    answer choices

    the creation of reservations for American Indians.

    a struggle to ratify the Bill of Rights.

    the establishment of the first U.S. political parties.

    a compromise over slavery in western territories.

  • Question 71
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The first political parties in the United States were established in the 1790s largely because of political differences between?

    answer choices

    John Adams and Benjamin Franklin

    Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Paine

    George Washington and James Madison

    Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton

  • Question 72
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following best completes the diagram below?

    answer choices

    Boston Tea Party

    War of 1812

    American Revolution

    Civil War

  • Question 73
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which phrase completes this excerpt below?

    answer choices

    colonial Settlements

    protective Tariffs

    permanent Alliances

    territorial Disputes

  • Question 74
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The U.S. foreign policy illustrated in this cartoon below was intended to?

    answer choices

    prevent further European colonization in the Western Hemisphere.

    deter Spain from inciting revolution in former U.S. colonies.

    encourage European powers to invest in Latin America.

    keep the war between France and Spain from spreading to Latin America.

  • Question 75
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these best summarizes the Monroe Doctrine?

    answer choices

    The immigration of Europeans to the United States must be discouraged.

    International peace can be maintained without complicated alliances.

    The power to nullify federal laws is necessary to preserve sovereignty.

    Further colonization of the Americas by European countries is prohibited.

  • Question 76
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The Northwest Ordinance established guidelines for the orderly expansion of the United States by instituting a?

    answer choices

    method to purchase territory from foreign powers.

    procedure for military takeovers of existing countries.

    process through which states could be added to the Union.

    compromise line that prohibited slavery in the West.

  • Question 77
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The Northwest Ordinance is considered a historical milestone because it?

    answer choices

    more than doubled the size of the United States.

    established a method for admitting new states to the Union.

    encouraged state legislatures to ratify the Constitution.

    proposed treaties with American Indians to allow the peaceful settlement of new territories.

  • Question 78
    180 seconds
    Q.

    How did the War of 1812 most affect the U.S. economy?

    answer choices

    Disruption in trade contributed to domestic industrial growth.

    Small farmers benefited from higher export prices for grain crops.

    The sale of treasury bonds to international companies was prohibited.

    New trade alliances resulted in increased foreign investment.

  • Question 79
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence best completes the diagram below?

    answer choices

    The supply of British goods decreases.

    Congress ends the European embargo.

    Exports to Great Britain increase.

    Congress reduces tariffs.

  • Question 80
    180 seconds
    Q.

    How did the War of 1812 affect the U.S. economy?

    answer choices

    The use of federal paper currency increased.

    Agricultural imports increased.

    Imports of raw materials increased.

    Manufacturing increased.

  • Question 81
    180 seconds
    Q.

    In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court established a principle that would eventually be used by all courts to?

    answer choices

    strike down any law that the court deems unconstitutional.

    decide the outcome of contested election results.

    overturn any impeachment that the court deems unsupported by evidence.

    mediate disputes related to commerce between states.

  • Question 82
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The decision in Marbury v. Madison was significant in U.S. history because it?

    answer choices

    reinforced federal authority over American Indian affairs.

    confirmed the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

    established the practice of judicial review by the Supreme Court.

    upheld the power of the Electoral College to choose the vice president.

  • Question 83
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The decision in Marbury v. Madison was significant in U.S. history because it?

    answer choices

    reinforced federal authority over American Indian affairs.

    confirmed the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

    established the practice of judicial review by the Supreme Court.

    upheld the power of the Electoral College to choose the vice president.

  • Question 84
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which action should be added to this list below?

    answer choices

    Upheld the doctrine of states’ rights.

    Supported the popular election of Supreme Court justices.

    Allowed slavery to extend into western territories.

    Wrote the Supreme Court decision that established the principle of judicial review.

  • Question 85
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The Whiskey Rebellion challenged the idea that?

    answer choices

    The federal government had the power to pass and enforce tax laws.

    A national military was needed for dealing with foreign threats.

    The federal government could raise tariffs to protect industries.

    A national court system was needed for resolving disputes between states.

  • Question 86
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is the source of this statement on foreign policy above?

    answer choices

    George Washington’s Farewell Address.

    The Monroe Doctrine.

    Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address.

    The Federalist Papers.

  • Question 87
    180 seconds
    Q.

    How did the provisions of the Northwest ordinance affect U.S. expansion?

    answer choices

    By funding a transportation network in uninhabited regions.

    By establishing a process for territories to govern themselves.

    By promoting the growth of southern plantation economies.

    By creating a national bank to loan money to land investors.

  • Question 88
    60 seconds
    Q.

    In _____________________________(1819), the Court held that Congress does have implied powers and that states cannot tax the federal government.

    answer choices

    McCulloch v. Maryland

    Marbury v. Madison

    Worcester v. Georgia

    Gibbons v. Ogden

  • Question 89
    60 seconds
    Q.

    In ________________________________ (1824), the Court held that federal law overrules state law in matters affecting interstate (between states) commerce.

    answer choices

    McCulloch v. Maryland

    Marbury v. Madison

    Worcester v. Georgia

    Gibbons v. Ogden

  • Question 90
    60 seconds
    Q.

    In ____________________________ (1832), the Court decided that states could not regulate Native Americans. Only the federal government had that power.

    answer choices

    McCulloch v. Maryland

    Marbury v. Madison

    Worcester v. Georgia

    Gibbons v. Ogden

  • Question 91
    60 seconds
    Q.

    The area west of the Mississippi River, known as the ___________________, belonged to Spain. It was an enormous area of land, stretching south to the city of New Orleans and west to the Rocky Mountains. Its northern boundaries remained undefined.

    answer choices

    Florida Territory

    Canadian Territory

    Louisiana Territory

    Mexican Territory

  • Question 92
    60 seconds
    Q.

    The ______________________________ would provide plenty of cheap land for farmers for future generations. It would also give the United States control of the Mississippi River, which would protect domestic shipping interests.

    answer choices

    Louisiana Territory

    Florida Territory

    Oregon Territory

    Mexican Territory

  • Question 93
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    Q.

    The Senate approved the purchase in October 1803. The purchase of the Louisiana Territory ________________________ the size of the United States.

    answer choices

    doubled

    tripled

    reduced in half

    decreased

  • Question 94
    60 seconds
    Q.

    After 18 months and nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km), Lewis and Clark reached the __________________Ocean. The explorers had collected valuable information about people, plants, animals, and the geography of the West. Perhaps most important, their journey inspired people to move westward.

    answer choices

    Atlantic

    Pacific

    Indian

    Arctic

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