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5 Matching questions

  1. XYZ Affair
  2. Pickney's Treaty
  3. Convention of 1800
  4. John Adams
  5. excise tax
  1. a America's first Vice-President and second President. Sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, and wrote the Massachusetts guarantee that freedom of press "ought not to be restrained."
  2. b free navigation of the Mississippi River; right to deposit goods New Orleans, no customs no more indian attacks
  3. c Agreement which freed America from its alliance with France, forgave French $20 million in damages and resulted in Adams' losing a second term as president
  4. d a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
  5. e France and England start to seize American ships; starts an "unofficial war" between America and France; Causes the creation of 33 ships for a navy and ends long treaty with France

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
  2. In 1794, farmers in Pennsylvania rebelled against Hamilton's excise tax on whiskey, and several federal officers were killed in the riots caused by their attempts to serve arrest warrants on the offenders. In October, 1794, the army, led by Washington, put down the rebellion. The incident showed that the new government under the Constitution could react swiftly and effectively to such a problem, in contrast to the inability of the government under the Articles of Confederation to deal with Shay's Rebellion.
  3. Referred to as Washington's Farewell Address. Its main points included: assuming leadership in the Western Hemisphere, developing its own trade, and not entering into permanent alliances with foreign nations, especially with Europe.
  4. In 1789 Congress passed this Act which created the federal-court system. The act managed to quiet popular apprehensions by establishing in each state a federal district court that operated according to local procedures.
  5. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

5 True/False questions

  1. Sedition ActMade it a crime to criticize the government or government officials. Opponents claimed that it violated citizens' rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, gauranteed by the First Amednment.


  2. Charles TalleyrandFrench foreign minister; the xyz affair


  3. Alien LawsUnited States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)


  4. Alexander HamiltonDelegate to the Constitutional Convention and leader of the Federalists; first secretary of the treasury.


  5. Louis XVIUnited States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)


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