Archive for March, 2008

Multiple Choice 2008- 3

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Multiple Choice practice 3

1. The “South Carolina Exposition” was
A. an attempt to destroy the Union.
B. a pamphlet that advocated manifest destiny.
C. a declaration of principles against slavery.
D. a fair celebrating the creation of Kentucky.
E. a pamphlet that advocated nullification.

2. Americans moved into Texas
A. when invited there by the Spanish.
B. after an agreement between the Mexican government and Stephen Austin.
C. after Sam Houston’s defeat of Santa Anna
D. to spread Protestantism.
E. after the Battle of San Jacinto.

3. The “cement” that held the Whig party together in its formative days was
A. hatred of Andrew Jackson.
B. support of the American System.
C. opposition to the Anti-Masonic party.
D. the desire for a strong president.
E. opposition to the tariff.

4. Many of the American utopian experiments of the early 19th century focused on
A. communal economics and alternative sexual relationships.
B. temperance and diet reforms.
C. advanced scientific and technological ways of producing and consuming.
D. free-enterprise economics and trade.
E. artistic and religious pursuits.

5. The “cult of domesticity”
A. gave women more opportunity to seek employment outside the home.
B. resulted in a higher birth rate for women.
C. meant that women had legal status only under the protection of a man.
D. encouraged women to work in female occupations such as cook or maid.
E. idealized women’s influence on the home while discouraging outside interests.

6. The Maine Law of 1851
A. reformed insane asylums.
B. prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol.
C. prohibited slavery.
D. declared war on Canada.
E.  allowed slavery within the state.

7. Jackson and his supporters disliked the Bank of the United States for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
A. minted gold and silver coins but issued no paper money.
B. controlled much of the nation’s gold and silver
C. was a private institution.
D. foreclosed on many western farms.
E. put public service first, not profits.

8. Transcendentalism began as a reaction against the ideas of
A. John Locke.
B. Thomas Jefferson.
C. Louis Aggasiz.
D. Neal Dow.
E. Immanuel Kant.

9. The “Father of the Factory System” in the US was
A. Robert Fulton.
B. Samuel F. B. Morse.
C. Charles Dickens.
D. Eli Whitney.
E. Samuel Slater.

10. As a result of the development of the cotton gin,
A. slavery revived and was expanded.
B. American industry bought more southern cotton than did British manufacturers.
C. a nationwide depression or panic ensued.
D. the South diversified its economy.
E. the textile industry moved to the South.

FRQ tomorrow

Greetings, young ones! You will have an in class FRQ assignment tomorrow.  I strongly suggest that you study the period 1820-1860 for a refresher.   

After school review session one

Tomorrow we will have an after school review session on economic issues in early American history. We will meet for about an hour. I hope to see you there! 

Multiple Choice practice 2008-2

Multiple Choice Practice 2

1. One type of early colony in America was a charter colony, in which colonists were members of a corporation. One settlement that began as a charter colony was
A. Virginia
B. North Carolina
C. Georgia
D. Rhode Island
E. Pennsylvania

2. This Protestant reformer greatly influenced the Puritans.
A. Martin Luther
B. Jan Hus
C. John Calvin
D. Jacob Arminius
E. Ignatius of Loyola

3. This English courtier selected Roanoke Island as the site for the first English settlement.
A. John Winthrop
B. Roger Williams
C. John Smith
D. Lord De La Warr
E. Sir Walter Raleigh

4. Match each colony on the left with its associated item.
X. Plymouth            1. General Court
Y. Connecticut        2. Mayflower Compact
Z. Massachusetts Bay        3. Fundamental Orders
4. patroonships
A. X-3, Y-2, Z-4
B. X-2, Y-3, Z-1
C. X-4, Y-1, Z-2
D. X-1, Y-4, Z-3
E. X-3, Y-2, Z-1

5. The first permanent European settlement in what would later become the United States was at
A. Albuquerque, NM
B. Roanoke, VA
C. Montreal, Canada
D. St. Augustine, FL
E. Jamestown, VA

6. The “headright” system, which made some people very wealthy, entailed
A. using Indians as forced labor.
B. giving land to indentured servants to get them to come to the New World.
C. giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to the person paying the passage of a laborer to America.
D. discouraging the importation of indentured servants to America.
E. giving a father’s wealth to the oldest son.

7. Napoleon chose to sell Louisiana to the US because
A. he had suffered setbacks in Santo Domingo.
B. he hoped that America would use the territory to thwart the British.
C. he did not want to drive the US into the arms of the British.
D. yellow fever killed many French troops.
E. all of the above.

8. Jefferson saw navies as less dangerous than armies because
A. they were generally smaller in numbers.
B. they had little chance of starting a war.
C. they were less in contact with foreign powers.
D. they could not march inland and endanger liberties.
E.  all of the above.

9. The immediate goal of the Hartford Convention was to
A. seek financial aid from Britain.
B. allow New England militias to fight for the Americans.
C. secure financial assistance from the US government.
D. expand the activities of the “Blue Lights.”
E. create a new nation separate from the rest of the US.

10. The “Burned Over District” in New York was so named due to
A. the many forest fires that started there.
B. the many uprisings among immigrant Irish who lived there.
C. the repeated outbreaks slave uprisings.
D. the ruined soil from cash-crop agriculture.
E. the repeated religious revivals that seared souls.

MC practice for 2008- 1

These are review questions to help you study for the exam.

1. The original settlers of what eventually became known as New York were from
a. Sweden
b. Netherlands
c. Great Britain
d. France
e. Germany

2. Colonies such as the Carolinas were known as “restoration colonies” because
a. their creation was mainly due to the restoration of the Stuarts to the English throne
b. they were created as places to send criminals to restore them to civilized behavior and give them a chance to lead honest lives
c. their creation was mainly due to an effort by the English government to restore a balance of power in the New World between the thriving English colonies in New England and the struggling English colonies in the South
d. their creation was mainly due to the restoration of the power of the English Parliament over the king
e. their creation was an attempt to restore the supremacy of the Anglican church in the colonies

3. By 1760, the biggest problem with the economy of the English colonies was
a. smuggling
b. a trade surplus so large that England was threatening to confiscate American assets to help balance the English economy
c. a lack of demand for vast quantities of high-quality American manufactured goods, leading to high unemployment in the colonies
d. a huge balance-of-trade deficit that threatened the solvency of the colonial economy
e. a lack of adequate deep-water ports to provide loading and unloading facilities for the large ships now making up a large part of the merchant marine

4. One of the main factors which enabled Europeans to conquer Native Americans with relative ease was
a. the pacifistic nature of the natives.
b. the settled agricultural societies of North America.
c. the absence of dense concentrations of population or complex nation-states.
d. the use of native guides.
e. all of the above.

5. The Christian crusaders were indirectly responsible for the discovery of the New World because they
a. were victorious over the Muslims.
b. brought back news of valuable Eastern spices, drugs, and silk.
c. succeeded in establishing improved economic relations between Muslims and Christians.
d. returned with captured Muslim maps showing North and South America.
e. developed better navigational devices.

6. The flood of precious metal from the New World to Europe resulted in
a. a price revolution that lowered consumer costs.
b. the growth of capitalism.
c. a reduced amount of trade with Asia.
d. more money for France and Spain but less for Italy and Holland.
e. little impact on the world economy.

7. The financial means for England’s first permanent colonization in America were provided by
a. a joint-stock company.
b. a royal proprietor.
c. Queen Elizabeth I.
d. the law of primogeniture.
e. an expanding wool trade.

8. Captain John Smith’s role at Jamestown can best be described as
a. very limited.
b. saving the colony from collapse.
c. persuading the colonists to continue their hunt for gold.
d. worsening the colonists’ relationship with the Indians.
e. reducing the terrible death toll.

9. The introduction of horses brought about significant change in the life of the Lakotas, since from this they
a. were forced to move to the west.
b. became sedentary forest dwellers.
c. died out.
d. lost their oral traditions.
e. became nomadic hunters.

10. Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia were all similar in that they were all
a. economically dependent upon the export of a staple crop.
b. proprietary colonies.
c. founded after the restoration of Charles II to the throne.
d. founded as refuges for persecuted sects in England.
e. able to live in peace with the Native Americans.

Chapter 35 terms

Chapter 35 America in World War II, 1941-1945
Identify the historical significance of the following:
ABC-1,  “Double V,” Office of Price Administration,
Smith-Connelly Act,  baby boomers, merchant marine,
“warfare-welfare state,” Enigma,  Detroit riot,
saboteurs,  internment camps,  War Production Board,
Issei, Nissei, black market,
Smith-Conally Act, WAACS, WAVES,
SPARS, GI,  “Rosie the Riveter,”
Sunbelt,  A. Philip Randolph, Fair Employment Practices Comm.,
braceros,  CORE,  code talkers,
zoot-suit riots, OSRD,  Bataan/Corregidor,
Douglas MacArthur,  Battle of the Coral Sea, Chester Nimitz,
Battle of Midway,  Guadalcanal,  leapfrogging,
wolf packs,  “Desert Fox,”  Bernard Montgomery,
Stalingrad,   Dwight Eisenhower,  Casablanca Conference,
unconditional surrender,  Teheran,  D-Day,
Aachen, George S. Patton, underground/resistance,
Thomas E. Dewey,  Henry A. Wallace, Battle of the Bulge,
Harry S. Truman,  V-E Day,   Okinawa,
kamikazes,  “soft underbelly,” Potsdam Conference,
Hiroshima,  Nagasaki,  USS Missouri,
Korematsu v. US,   V-J Day, Executive Order No. 9066,
B-29s,  Saipan,   “silent service,”
El Alamein ,  Big Two,  “Marianas Turkey Shoot,”
Iwo Jima, Jiang Jeshi,  Anzio
Be able to explain the following fully:
— Explain how the decision to seek unconditional surrender of Germany was a potentially controversial decision. Outline the basic strategy used to defeat Hitler.
— Explain why Germany was the first target of the allies.  What particular danger did Hitler pose by the time America entered the war?
— Explain the reasons an invasion of Japan was so widely feared, and demonstrate what effect this fear had on the creation of an atomic bomb.

Sign Up for the AP Exam by March 12!

You need to bring in your check for $84 for the AP US history exam to school by Wednesday, March 12. There will be no extension of this deadline, so don’t procrastinate.

You may include amounts for more than one test on one check. Make sure you note what test or tests you wish to take on the memo line, and make them out to PHS. Also, it would be helpful if your last name is different from the person writing the check to write your name in that area as well.

Link to Article on John Maynard Keynes

Go here and read the summary of Keynes’ theories– (

Be ready to discuss what Keynes was reacting against, and how his theories basically worked.

Chapter 34 terms

The Start of World War II!


Cordell Hull, Adolf Hitler, Charles Lindbergh
Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco, Wendell Wilkie
Benito Mussolini , Winston Churchill, totalitarianism
isolationism, Neutrality Acts, Neville Chamberlain
lend-lease, appeasement, Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
Spanish Civil War, Nazis, Quarantine speech
America First Committee, Atlantic Charter, fascism
“merchants of death,” “cash-and-carry,” Nye committee
“phony war,” Nonaggression Pact, Munich Pact
Tydings-McDuffie Act, “Good Neighbor” policy, London Economic Conference
“Colossus of the North,” nonintervention, Rome-Berlin Axis
Tripartite Pact, Ethiopia, Johnson Debt-Default Act
Panay, Sudentenland, Dunkirk,
Lebensraum, conscription, Havana Conference
Battle of Britain, “Fortress America,” Cmte to Defend Am by Aiding Allies
Destroyer Deal, Reuben James, “Black Sunday”