Archive for May 1st, 2012

Practice here, practice there…

I DO hope you are reviewing each era, especially the ones from first semester, and considering significance and causal relationships….

1. Which concern was NOT addressed during the “Hundred Days?”
A. mortgage help for homeowners facing foreclosure
B. adjusting the membership on the Supreme Court
C. programs to allow farmers to reduce production without going bankrupt
D. regulation of the banking industry
E. relief payments for the unemployed

2. One trend that showed a decrease in the 1970s and 1980s was
A. the influence of religion in politics
B. the number of minorities gaining political office
C. the number of children living with a divorced parent
D. foreign relations crises in the Middle East
E. the average age of American overall

3. President William McKinley stated that American actions in this place were guided by the principles of “benevolent assimilation,” or subjugating the local inhabitants out of altruistic purposes.
A. the Philippines
B. Hawai’i
C. the Native American frontier
D. Cuba
E. Guam

4. The primary purpose for the settlement of Jamestown was
A. freedom from interference in settlers’ religious lives
B. relief of overcrowding in England
C. competition with Spain and France for the glory of the mother country
D. the spread of Protestantism
E. seeking profit for shareholders

5. The first conscription law passed before the United States was officially at war was
A. after World War II but before the Cold War
B. before the entry of the US in the Second World War
C. before the Spanish- American War
D. before the Philippine-American War
E. before the Civil War

6. The belief that Native Americans could and should be assimilated into American society was the driving philosophy behind
A. the Trail of Tears
B. the Reservation System
C. the Treaty of Ft. Laramie of 1851
D. the pursuit of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce
E. the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887

7. The Depression-era term for receiving a direct handout from a charity or government agency to aid the unemployed was
A. rugged individualism
B. Hoover handouts
C. the dole
D. socialism
E. Social Darwinism

8. This farmers’ social group became one of the strongest proponents of the late 19th-century Populist Party.
A. the Knights of Labor
B. the United Farm Workers
C. the Agricultural Collaborative
D. the Tillermen
E. the Patrons of Husbandry

9. Which of the following was NOT one of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
A. land policy for the settlement of the frontier
B. the ability to collect revenues
C. the ability to put down insurrection
D. cooperative relations among the states
E. the ability to repay war debt

10. The United States introduced combat troops into Vietnam
A. in response to an urgent appeal from the United Nations to help maintain the peace
B. after the French withdrawal in 1955
C. after the election of Richard Nixon as president as part of promised Vietnam strategy
D. after the president was given nearly unlimited power to protect American interests and troops already stationed there
E. after hundreds of young Americans volunteered in the wake of the attack on the USS Maddox


General practice questions-Manifest Destiny

1. The Mexican War resulted in all of the following EXCEPT:
A. a one-third increase in the size of the US.
B. war experience for those who would lead the armies of both sides in the Civil War.
C. increased respect for American military and naval capabilities.
D. friendlier relations between the US and Latin American nations.
E. deepened sectional tensions over slavery. 411-414

2. The US victory in the Mexican War led to all the following of these EXCEPT:
A. renewed controversy over the issue of extending slavery into the territories.
B. a possible split in the Whig and Democratic parties over slavery.
C. a rush of American settlers into the new territories, especially California.
D. acquisition of the Oregon territory.
E. the cession by Mexico of an enormous amoount of land to the US. 416

3. The Wilmot Proviso, if adopted would have
A. prohibited slavery in any territory taken from Mexico during the war.
B. acquired Cuba as a slave territory.
C. overturned the Fugitive Slave Law.
D. required California to enter the Union as a slave state.
E. prevented the taking of any territory from Mexico. 416

4. The public liked popular sovereignty because it
A. provided a national solution to the problem of slavery.
B. supported the Wilmot Proviso.
C. fit in with the democratic tradition of self-determination.
D. upheld the principles of white supremacy.
E. stopped the spread of slavery. 417

5. The event that brought turmoil to the administration of Zachary Taylor was the
A. influx of immigrants to the west coast.
B. attempt to acquire Cuba.
C. growth of lawlessness in California.
D. passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
E. discovery of gold in California. 418

6. In 1848, the Free Soil Party advocated all of the following EXCEPT
A. opposition to slavery in the territories.
B. giving women the right to vote.
C. federal aid for internal improvements.
D. support of the Wilmot Proviso.
E. free government homesteads for settlers. 418

7. By 1850 the South
A. was relatively well-off, politically and economically,
B. was experiencing severe economic difficulties.
C. feared that slavery would be abolished where it already existed.
D. remained concerned about its weak voice in national government.
E. recognized that slavery’s expansion was over. 420

8. For his position in the 7th of March speech, Daniel Webster was viciously condemned by
A. John C. Calhoun
B. northern Unionists
C. Henry Clay
D. abolitionists.
E. northern banking and commercial interests. 423

9. The Young Guard from the North
A. regarded preserving the Union as their top priority.
B. agreed fully with the Old Guard on the issue of slavery.
C. were most interested in purging and purifying the Union.
D. saw expansionism as a solution to the slavery question.
E. Gave support to John Calhoun’s plan for rescuing the Union. 423

10. During the 1850s, slaves probably gained their freedom most often by
A. appeal to the courts.
B. being emancipated in their master’s will.
C. rebellion
D. running away.
E. self-purchase. 422

Review of Slavery in America