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1) All of these were part of the President Washington’s cabinet except the
a) Department of War b) Department of State c) Treasury Departent d) Education Department
What is an excise tax?
a) a tax on property b) a tax on income earned c) a sales tax d) a tax on money inherited or received as a gift
What was the cause of the Whiskey Rebellion?
a) Farmers refused to pay taxes on whiskey b) Farmers refused to use grain to produce whiskey c) The government would not allow the trade of whiskey d) The government made the production of whiskey illegal
Why did President Washington order the army to end the Whiskey Rebellion
a) He feared the citizens would start another revoltuion b) He felt it was his responsibility to protect tax collectors c) He saw the rebellion as a threat to the new government's authority d) He was more comfortable as a military leader than a political leader
What advice did President Washington give to Americans in his Farewell Address?
a) Pay taxes without complaint b) Support the revoluton in France c) Do not address the president with royal titles d) Do not let political party loyalty divide the nation
Why did most republicans support the French Revolution?
a) They believed democracy was worth the fight b) They admired the orderliness of the revolution c) They admired the strength of the French monarchy d) They believed the wealthy were best prepared to lead France
Which of these was one of the waysRepublicans viewed the Alien and Sedition Acts?
a) As a tool to remove political parties b) As a way to increase citizen's rights c) As an attack on the right of free speech d) As a necessity to keep order in the new nation
Which of these events led to the addition of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution?
a) The election of 1800 b) The Whiskey Rebellion c) The Alien and Sedition Acts d) The establishment of a national bank
Following the American Revolution, what did Congress fear about a strong central government?
a) States would have too much power b) Rights for which people fought would be lost c) Another war would occur between England and America d) Laws would be passed to prevent people from settling in new territories
Which was one weakness of the Articles of Confederation
a) Congress could not declare war b) Congress could not impose taxes c) congress could not set up a postal system d) Congress could not create an army and navy
Why is Shays's Rebellion an important event in US History
a) It was the beginning of a civil war b) It shocked Congress into the realization that there needed to be a Constitutional Convention c) It showed the strength of the Massachusetts militia d) It dramatized the power of the central government
What was the original purpose of the convention in May 1787
a) To write the US Constitutuion b) To end the conflict in Massachusetts c) To revise the Articles of Confederation d) To rewrite the Declaration of Independence
What did the Great Compromise decide?
a) Representation in Congress b) The names of political parties c) The system of checks and balances d) The Process of selecting the president
Which of the following is affected by state population
a) Senate b) Supreme Court c) President's cabinet d) House of Representatives
Which of these describes a federal system of government?
a) Government is run by one political party b) A single leader makes all of the government decisions c) Individual states have power over the national government d) Power is shared by the national and state governments
How did the American Revolution impact other parts of the world
a) It led to Great Britain giving up its other colonies b) It made other nations fearful of American strength c) It encouraged other nations to fight for their independence d) It made citizens of other nations fearful of a fight for independence
Which of the following characteristics describes a Federalist
a) Farmer b) Believes the wealthy should rule c) Supports the French Revolution d) Believes in strong state governments
Which of the following characteristics describes a Republican
a) Merchant b) Believes the wealthy should rule c) Supports the French Revolution d) Believes in a strong national government
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