Archive for October 11th, 2009

Practice questions for 11-13 Test

The new two party system that emerged in the 1830s and 1840s
A. divided the nation further.
B. was seen at the time as a weakening of democracy.
C. resulted in the Civil War.
D. fulfilled the wishes of the founding fathers.
E. became an important part of the nation’s checks and balances.

One of the first lessons learned by the Jeffersonians after their victory in the election of 1800 was
A. the need to strengthen diplomatic ties with Great Britain.
B. to go off the gold standard to cause an increase in the money supply.
C. to decrease tariffs in order to make their southern supporters happy.
D. to institute an excise tax to punish westerners for their lack of support.
E. that it is easier to complain as the opposition party than to govern consistently.

As chief justice, John Marshall helped ensure that
A. states’ rights were protected.
B. the programs of Alexander Hamilton were overturned.
C. the political and economic systems were based on a strong central government.
D. both the Supreme Court and the president could declare a law unconstitutional.
E. Aaron Burr was convicted of treason.

Tecumseh argued that Indians should
A. never give control of their land to whites.
B. move west of the Mississippi River.
C. not cede control of land to whites unless all Indians agreed.
D. exchange traditional ways for European ways.
E. fight as individual tribes and maintain independence.

To guard American shores, Jefferson
A. built a fleet of frigates.            D. signed a peace treaty with Great Britain.
B. constructed coastal fortifications.        E. enlisted the aid of France.
C. constructed 200 tiny gunboats.

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.

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.

The House of Representatives decided the 1824 presidential election when
A. no candidate received a majority of the vote in the Electoral College.
B. William Crawford suffered a stroke and was forced to drop out of the race.
C. the House was forced to decide using “King Caucus.”
D. widespread voter fraud was discovered.
E. Henry Clay, as speaker of the House, made the request.

As a result of the Missouri Compromise,
A. there were more free states than slave states in the Union.
B. slavery was outlawed in all states north of the 42nd parallel.
C. slavery was banned north of 36’ 30” in the Louisiana Territory.
D. Missouri was required to free its slaves when they reached adulthood.
E. there were more slave states than free states in the Union.

Possible Essay Questions– also good for review

These may be used for an essay on the test tomorrow, and they are definitely good to use to review for the test…. Enjoy these– they just cost me 160 bucks!!!!!

The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.”  To what extent did the period live up to its characterization?
Consider TWO of the following in your response:
Economic development
Reform movements

Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping to establish a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution.
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington

List and analyze the various situations that challenged American unity from 1750- 1840.