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How does a political cartoon portaying President Andrew Jackson as a King stomping on the consitution reflect the opinion of some of his opponents that the
a) executive branch had become too powerful b) British had too much influence over the president c) president had become too sympathetic to the common man d) spoils system had failed to improve the government
One result of the War of 1812 was that the United States
a) defeated Spain b) took control of Cuba c) gained land from Canada d) maintained its independence from Great Britain
We must create a tax on goods entering our country to protect products made here in America. Our government must help support businesses when they are new and weak if we want them to grow in time. In the early 1800s, who would most likely say this?
a) New England minister b) Northern factory owner c) Southern sharecropper d) Western gold miner
The purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition was to explore land gained through the
a) Louisiana Purchase b) Gadsden Purchase c) purchase of Florida d) purchase of Alaska
One effect of the Supreme Court decision in Marbury v. Madison (1803) was to
a) establish the power of the Court to declare a law unconstitutional b) allow Congress to tax income c) approve the president’s power to veto bills d) settle differences between the House and the Senate
Which speaker best describes the basic foreign policy of the United States until the late 1800’s?
a) We must take action even if we are not sure it will work. To do nothing to stop them would be a mistake. b) We must recognize the increasing interdependence of nations and join the United Nations. c) Stopping the spread of communism can and must take several forms. We must be willing to do whatever is necessary. d) Involvement in European affairs would be a mistake. We shouldn't jeopardize our peace and over European issues.
Our true policy is to steer clear of permanent alliances . . . . President Washington made this statement to warn against United States involvement in
a) European military conflicts b) international trade c) the race for overseas colonies d) westward expansion
The significance of the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison is that the decision
a) advanced civil rights for minorities b) upheld the constitutionality of a national bank c) limited Presidential control of foreign policy d) established the power of judicial review
Alexander Hamilton urged Congress to pass a protective tariff to encourage the growth of
a) labor unions b) manufacturing c) agriculture d) slavery
What was the result of many of the Supreme Court decisions made under Chief Justice John Marshall between 1801 and 1835?
a) The system of slavery was weakened. b) The federal government was strengthened c) The rights of workers were supported. d) Antitrust laws were upheld.
In 1825, New York City was connected to the Great Lakes by the opening of the
a) Erie Canal b) Champlain Canal c) National Road d) New York Central Railroad
At times, the United States Government has passed protective tariffs to
a) encourage foreign trade b) help the nation’s manufacturers c) reduce the cost of consumer goods d) improve the quality of goods
A major reason for the issuance of the Monroe Doctrine (1823) was to
a) discourage United States trade with Latin America b) defend the Panama Canal from Great Britain c) prevent further European colonization in the Caribbean region d) provide economic aid to Latin American nations
During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the spoils system resulted in
a) federal laws being nullified by the states b) elected officials rewarding their supporters with government jobs c) all free males being given the right to vote d) the end of political corruption in the federal government
What was an immediate effect of the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825?
a) Prices increased for food products along the Atlantic Coast. b) Farmers could more easily ship grain to eastern markets c) A territorial conflict began with Canada over the Great Lakes. d) Railroads were forced to reduce their shipping rates.
The Louisiana Purchase had great geographic significance for the United States because it
a) reduced British control of North America b) focused the United States on westward expansion c) extended United States control over Mexico d) decreased tensions with Native American Indians
When President Thomas Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Territory from France, he demonstrated that he had modified his belief that
a) the Constitution should be strictly interpreted b) the federal government should limit individual rights c) adding territory would lead to regional rivalries d) commercial development was the main goal of the federal government
The term judicial review is best defined as the
a) right of a defendant to appeal the verdict of a jury b) ability of Congress to create new federal courts c) authority of the Senate to confirm Supreme Court justices d) power of the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of laws
Between 1800 and 1830, the National Road and the Erie Canal were built to connect which regions?
a) Atlantic Coast and Midwest b) South and New England c) Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast d) Great Plains and Rocky Mountains
One feature common to the foreign policies of Presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson was that each wanted to
a) favor France in its conflict with Great Britain b) secure new territory west of the Mississippi River c) maintain neutrality during European conflicts d) seek military alliances with neighboring countries
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