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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

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.

Alexander Hamilton’s argument that the government has the power to create a National Bank is based on which part of the Constitution?
a) the Preamble
b) the elastic clause
c) guarantees to the States
d) the Bill of Rights

Actions and policies of the Government under President George Washington generally resulted in the
a) establishment of strong political ties with other nations
b) liberation of many enslaved persons
c) failure to create a sound financial program for the country
d) strengthening of the Federal Government

During George Washington’s presidency, the authority of the federal government was strengthened by the
a) elimination of political parties
b) suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion
c) formation of a military alliance with England
d) establishment of a national language

One of my primary objectives is to form the tools so that the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportions, which once accomplished, will give exceptional uniformity to the whole. --What did Eli Whitney promote?
a) lighting homes with electricity
b) growing crops using fewer workers
c) traveling on steam-powered vehicles
d) manufacturing goods with interchangeable parts

How did Eli Whitney’s introduction of interchangeable parts contribute to industrialization in the United States?
a) It sped up the rate of production.
b) It used steam power to run machinery.
c) It required a more highly trained workforce.
d) It needed more workers than previous production methods.

In what way did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 contribute to growing sectionalism within the United States?
a) It allowed states in the territory to vote on slavery.
b) It outlawed slavery within the new territories.
c) It protected Native American land claims within territorial boundaries.
d) It granted women voting rights within the territories.

What was a major reason for the rise of the Federalist and the Democratic - Republican parties during George Washington’s presidency?
a) differences regarding political and economic issues
b) differences regarding Indian removal
c) differences regarding the rights of women
d) differences regarding the status of free blacks and slaves

Federalist =Strongest support in New England • Favored a strong central government • Supported by bankers and big business owners • Led by Alexander Hamilton --which of the following would support the federalist party?
a) a large plantation owner in Virginia
b) a small grocery store owner in Georgia
c) a small farmer in rural Pennsylvania
d) a large shipping company owner in Massachusetts

• It would stimulate the economy by lending money to businesses • It would loan money to the govt when needed. • It would provide a place for the govt to deposit its money. --The above list includes reasons that Alex Hamilton gave in support of what
a) a national bank
b) a free trade zone
c) a publicly owned stock market
d) a committee on economic planning

Allowed for the creation of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin Allowed the territory to petition for statehood once the population of the territory reached 60,000 people. What does this list describe?
a) Manifest Destiny
b) Monroe Doctrine
c) Northwest Ordinance
d) Townshend Acts

What is the main difference between Federalists and Anti-Federalists?
a) The Anti-Federalists were in favor of a strong federal government
b) The Federalists were in favor of a weak federal government.
c) The Federalists were in favor of a monarchy.
d) The Anti-Federalists were in favor of strong state governments.

The major role of political parties in the United States is to
a) protect the American public from corrupt public officials
b) insure that free and honest elections are held
c) nominate candidates for public office and conduct campaigns
d) meet constitutional requirements for choosing the President

One factor that led to the formation of the first two political parties in the United States in the 1790s was the conflict over the
a) distribution of power between the federal and state governments
b) spread of slavery into the western territories
c) control of interstate commerce
d) acquisition of lands from France and Spain

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