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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

One way in which the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798) and the South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification (1832) are similar is that each
a) claimed that individual states have the right to interpret federal laws
b) formed part of the unwritten constitution
c) supported the federal government’s power to declare war
d) provided a way for new states to enter the Union

During the early 1800s, which factor contributed the most to the start of the Industrial Revolution in the United States?
a) a restriction on European immigration
b) the end of the slave labor system
c) an abundance of natural resources
d) the availability of electricity

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.

Compromise Enables Maine and Missouri To Enter Union (1820) California Admitted to Union as Free State (1850) Kansas-Nebraska Act Sets Up Popular Sovereignty (1854) Which issue is reflected in these headlines?
a) enactment of protective tariffs
b) extension of slavery
c) voting rights for minorities
d) universal public education

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

The phrase “by military conquest, treaty, and purchase” best describes the
a) steps in the growth of American industry
b) methods used to expand the territory of the United States
c) major parts of President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
d) causes of the United States entry into the Korean War

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

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