Practice Test #17

Practice Test #17 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 17: Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy 1841-1848 1. John Tyler joined the Whig party because he a. thought that it was the easiest way to become president. b. could not stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson. c. was forced to resign from the Senate. d. believed in its pro-bank position. 2. The Wigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president to a. have him instead of President William Henry Harrison actually run the executive branch. b. win northern votes. c. attract the vote of the states’ rightists. d. reward him for his strong support of the Wigs party platform. 3. As a result of President John Tyler’s veto of a bill to establish a new Bank of the United States a. he was expelled from the Whig party. b. all but one member of his cabinet resigned. c. an attempt was made in the House of Representatives to impeach him. d. all of the above. 4. To bring more money to the federal treasury, John Tyler a. raised the price of the western land. b. introduced an income tax. c. supported legislation to establish a Fiscal Bank. d. signed into law a moderately protective tariff. 5. During an 1837 Canadian insurrection against Britain, a. the United States stayed neutral in word and action. b. the United States imprisoned several American violators of neutrality. c. America was invaded by the British. d. Canada warned the United States to stay out of the conflict. 6. As a result of the panic of 1837, a. several states defaulted on their debts to Britain. b. Britain lent money to America, its close ally. c. anti-British passions cooled in America. d. the Democrats led America into war for more territory. 7. The British- American dispute over the boarder of Maine was solved a. by war. b. by a compromise that gave each side some territory. c. when America was given all of the territory in question. d. by the Caroline incident. 8. The Aroostook War was the result of a. a short-lived insurrection in British Canada. b. the Caroline incident. c. the offer of asylum to the crew of the Creole. d. a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine. 9. Arrange the following in chronological order:(A) annexation of Texas, (B) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, (C) settlement of the Organ boundary, (D) Aroostook War a. A, B, D, C b. B, D, C, A c. D, B, A, C d. C, A, B, D 1
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10. Some people in Britain hoped for British alliance with Texas because a. the alliance would help to support the Monroe Doctrine. b. this area would provide an excellent base from which to attack the United States. c. Mexican efforts to attack the United States would be stopped.
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