1996 AP US MC & Answers

1996 AP US MC & Answers - 1996 U. S. History test...

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1996 U. S. History test questions 1. Which of the following statements best describes the clothing industry in the late nineteenth century? A. Because of the emphasis on domesticity, clothing manufacture became primarily a home industry. B. The discovery of new fabrics such as nylon and polyester led to more comfortable and functional clothing. C. The United States began to import increasing quantities of clothing, sending American industries into a depression. D. Styles became increasingly ornate and clothing became much more expensive. E. The sewing machine made mass manufacturing of clothing possible and clothing more affordable. 2. Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon's policies did which of the following? A. Reduced income-tax rates for the wealthy to release money for private investment. B. Provided aid to the Allies during the First World War. C. Provided federal guarantees for bank deposits. D. Restricted loans to Mexico after the Tampico and Veracruz incidents. E. Combated the Depression by giving lower-income groups more purchasing power. 3. In Marbury v. Madison , the United States Supreme Court affirmed A. its right to determine the constitutionality of state court decisions B. its right to determine the constitutionality of state laws C. its right to determine the constitutionality of congressional enactments D. the sanctity of property rights against harassment by unfriendly state legislatures E. the broad scope of the federal government's commerce power 4. which of the following provisions of the Compromise of 1850 provoked the most controversy in the 1850's? A. The admission of California as a free state B. The establishment of the principle of popular sovereignty in the Mexican cession C. The ban on the slave trade in the District of Columbia D. The continued protection of slavery in the District of Columbia E. The strengthened Fugitive Slave Law 5. Helen Hunt Jackson's "A Century of Dishonor" was significant because it aroused public awareness of the A. injustice of having taken land from Mexico in the Southwest B. need for reforms in federal land policy C. wrongs that the federal government had inflicted on American Indians D. hardships endured by Chinese laborers while building the transcontinental railroad E. plight of sharecroppers in the Deep South Page 1 of 17
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1996 U. S. History test questions 6. Which of the following is true of the Sherman Antitrust Ace of 1890? A. It had little immediate impact on the regulation of large corporations. B. It quickly limited the number of mergers taking place. C. It led to federal control of the railroads. D. It forced businesses to adopt pooling agreements. E. It ended effective cooperation between business and the federal government. 7.
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1996 AP US MC & Answers - 1996 U. S. History test...

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