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This president served two nonconsecutive terms
A) John Quincy Adams
B) Grover Cleveland
C) William H. Harrison
D) Andrew Jackson
E) Franklin D. Roosevelt
B) Grover Cleveland
As Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton advocated all the following economic policies EXCEPT
A) a national bank
B) protective tariffs
C) assumption of state debts
D) farmer subsidies
E) excise tax
D) farmer subsidies
The "grandfather clause" is most similar in purpose and principal to
A) "Jim Crow" laws
B) liberty laws
C) Fourteenth Amendment
D) poll tax
E) gag rule
D) poll tax
President Wilson's primary objective at the Versailles Peace Conference was to
A) secure recognition of the Monroe Doctrine
B) ensure that the Allied powers paid their was debts
C) establish an international organization to prevent future wars
D) make Ge
C) establish an international organization to prevent future wars
Which President is incorrectly matched with the foreign policy action?
A) John Adams-XYZ affair
B) James Madison-War of 1812
C) Thomas Jefferson-Embargo Act
D) James Monroe-acquisition of Florida
E) George Washington-Webster-Ashburton Treaty
E) George Washington-Webster-Ashburton Treaty
"Damn the torpedoes." Who is the author of the above quote?
A) Henry Clay
B) Stephen Decatur
C) Alexander Hamilton
D) Thomas Jefferson
E) David Farragut
E) David Farragut
Which of the following states did NOT secede from the Union before Lincoln's inauguration?
A) Alabama
B) Florida
C) Georgia
D) Texas
E) Virginia
E) Virginia
The fundamental purpose of the Mayflower Compact was a
A) list of grievances against Britain
B) detailed constitution
C) foundation for self-government
D) plan for Native American relations
E) policy of religious tolerance
C) foundation for self-government
Which of the President Wilson's Fourteen Points was the most controversial to the U.S. Senate?
A) Disarmament.
B) Association of nations.
C) Freedom of the Seas.
D) Removal of tariffs.
E) Open diplomacy.
B) Association of nations.
Which choice pairs two persons who would be in closest agreement as to the role the government should play in the economy?
A) William G. Sumner-Lester Ward
B) Frank Norris-Ida Tarbell
C) Edward Bellamy-Marcus A. Hanna
D) Henry George-Andrew Carnegie
E) Eu
B) Frank Norris-Ida Tarbell
In his Farewell Address, President Washington gave which of the following advice?
A) Avoid making treaties with other nations.
B) Maintain at least two independent and strong political parties.
C) Avoid permanent entangling alliances.
D) It is better to e
C) Avoid permanent entangling alliances.
Consider the role of civilizational identity versus the pace of internationalization in twentieth century cultures.
Various cultures continue to emphasize traditions that are specific and traditional; identification may be through traditional religions (Islam, Hinduism); ethnic identification, as with Slavic groups in former Yugoslavia or among French-speaking population in Quebec; or simply cultural patterns such as centralized state and bureaucratic intervention in China; end of cold war has accentuated regional separations. Despite retained individuality, some forces continue to accelerate internationalization: difficulty of isolation, speed of transportation and communication, world trade, development of international scientific community; international artistic styles, popularity of Western fashions, fads, sports such as soccer.
John Peter Zenger's case was a landmark for which of the following?
A) freedom of speech
B) freedom of assembly
C) freedom of petition
D) freedom of the press
E) freedom of religion
D) freedom of the press
All of the following amendments to the Constitution of the United States were results of the demands of Populists and Progressives EXCEPT
A) the Fifteenth Amendment
B) the Sixteenth Amendment
C) the Seventeenth Amendment
D) the Eighteenth Amendment
E) the
A) the Fifteenth Amendment
Alexander Hamilton approved Jay's Treaty because it
A) admitted United States goods freely to British ports without restrictions
B) incorporated United States ideas about the rights of neutrals
C) reflected the ideas of Madison and Jefferson as well as h
E) provided a framework for peaceful United States relations with Great Britain
By which of these treaties did France give up lands it possessed on the continent of North America?
A) Treaty of Utrecht
B) Treaty of San Ildefonso
C) Treaty of Ghent
D) Treaty of Paris
E) Treaty of Versailles
D) Treaty of Paris
Which of these items departed most markedly from Washington's advice about our conduct in European affairs?
A) The nonimportation and embargo legislation, 1807-1809
B) The enunciation of the Monroe Doctrin, 1823
C) The cash-and-carry legislation of the 19
E) Acheson's "containment" policy, 1947-1952
In 1860 the slavery plank of the Republican platform corresponded most closely with the principals of the
A) Liberty party
B) Whig Party
C) Free Soil Party
D) Kansas-Nebraska Act
E) Freeport Doctrine
C) Free Soil Party
The federal government encouraged late 19th century railroad construction in which two main ways?
A) Cash subsidies and land grants
B) High wages and land grants
C) High minimum wages and subsidies
D) Monopolies and subsidies
E) Monopolies and land grants
A) Cash subsidies and land grants
The prohibition of child labor in the United States was the result of
A) an act of Congress
B) a Supreme Court decision
C) an action by a federal agency
D) an amendment to the United States Constitution
E) presidential action
A) an act of Congress
During the Civil War the United States seized goods consigned to British colonial ports but destined for the ports in the South. What justification was given for this seizure?
A) Ostend Manifesto
B) Doctrine of continuous voyage
C) Rights under a "paper"
B) Doctrine of continuous voyage
Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Panic of 1837?
A) over-speculation in Western lands
B) irresponsible financing of state governments
C) unsound financial policies of "wildcat" banks
D) the Specie Circular issued by President Jackson
E) President Jackson's dismissal of Nicholas Biddle
Which reform was achieved in many states during the Jacksonian era?
A) Granting of equal property rights for women
B) Enactment of compulsory school attendance laws
C) Disestablishment of state-supported churches
D) Legislation providing for factory inspe
E) Abolition of imprisonment for debt
South Carolina's stand on the tariff controversy in 1828 reflected the fact that
A) South Carolina had always voted against tariffs
B) South Carolina's economy was declining because of its planting system
C) South Carolina's political leaders were rivals
B) South Carolina's economy was declining because of its planting system
How have women fared in the newly independent nations of the third world?
Greater political rights - suffrage almost invariably granted; greater legal rights such as access to divorce; actual benefits of above limited by traditional social roles; few women reached positions of power; those that did were related to powerful males; no entry into administrations; continued subjection in households; continued existence of domestic seclusion and veiling - particularly in Islamic societies; spread of religious fundamentalism has intensified women's subordinate status in most societies.
The first federal law regulating the manufacture and sale of food and drugs was passed during
A) the Square Deal of Theodore Roosevelt
B) the New Freedom of Woodrow Wilson
C) the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) the Fair Deal of Harry S. Truman
E) th
A) the Square Deal of Theodore Roosevelt
It was the position of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions that the
A) Supreme Court should judge the constitutionality of congressional measures
B) states should secede from the Union when they believed congressional measures to be unconstitutional
C) states should judge the constitutionality of congressional measures
During the 1880s and the 1890s, farmers were more successful than industrial workers in achieving
A) restriction of output
B) increased tariff protection
C) restriction of immigration
D) formation of a national organization
E) effectively controlled bloc
E) effectively controlled blocs in the state legislature
Calhoun defended the doctrine of nullification because it
A) was a principle stated in the Declaration of Independence
B) was to him a constitutional means of redress for state
C) had been upheld by a Supreme Court decision
D) was an extension of the doc
B) was to him a constitutional means of redress for state
In what sense can it be said that the twentieth century represents a new period in world civilizations?
Criteria established throughout text was met - parallel developments in major civilizations (new technologies, new political forms, tendency toward cultural secularization), reshuffling of political boundaries (decolonization, loosening of Western geopolitical dominance), intensification of international contacts (more extensive trade, worldwide alliance systems, cultural exchanges).
All of the following statements are true about the American Federation of Labor EXCEPT
A) Samuel Gompers was its first president
B) John Mitchell and Eugene Debs were prominent leaders in the AFL.
C) It followed a policy for many decades of non-alliance w
B) John Mitchell and Eugene Debs were prominent leaders in the AFL.
The Embargo Act of 1807 and the neutrality legislation of the 1930s were alike in that both
A) prevented American ships from sailing for foreign ports
B) Prevented American citizens from lending money to belligerent countries
C) relieved the federal gove
C) relieved the federal government of the necessity of enforcing the right of freedom of the seas
The Compromise of 1877 resulted in
A) the election of President Tilden in return for the pardon of former Confederate officers
B) government financing for a Northern transcontinental railroad
C) the formal separation of Virginia and West Virginia as a re
E) removal of Union troops from the South
At the outbreak of the Civil War, which statement below was true?
A) All 11 Confederates stats seceded at the same time
B) Slavery had been abolished in all Union states.
C) Slavery had not yet become an issue in the territories
D) The issue of expanding
D) The issue of expanding slavery into the territories was more political than economic.
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