John Marshall's decision in Marbury v. Madison was significant because it
established the principle of judicial review
Which of the following statements is true about John Rolfe and his impact upon the economic development of Colonial North America?
He experimented with tobacco cultivation, which soon became a profitable export
The onset of the Panic of 1837 and the Great Depression shared what cause?
Unregulated banking systems
American revolutionaries sought the assistance of France in their war against the British. However, France initially refused to recognize the sovereignty of the States and withheld military aid until the American victory at
Which of the following best assesses the results of the election of 1824?
Jacksonian believed a corrupt bargain cost their candidate the election
What treaty granted the American states the land from the Appalachians to the Mississippi?
Treaty of Paris, 1783
Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton supported the Assumption Act because it
enabled the federal government to tax the states in order to repay debts accumulated during the Revolutionary War
The Emancipation Proclamation had which of the following effects?
It kept Great Britain from recognizing the Confederacy
The principal reason for drafting the Bill of Rights was the desire to
protect rights not specified in the Constitution
Which of the following statements about the "American System" is correct?
It was designed to meet the nation's need for economic progress and self sufficiency
What contributed most to the American victory in the Revolution?
French military and financial assistance
When Thomas Jefferson said in 1801, "We are all Republicans- we are all Federalists", he meant
the principles of American government were above party politics
What was true of a married woman in the colonial era?
She generally lost control of her property when she married
Who stressed the importance of individual inspiration, self-reliance, dissent, and nonconformity?
Henry David Thoreau
The Hartford Convention was a manifestation of
New England Federalists' opposition to the War of 1812
The primary purpose of the Stamp Act was to
raise revenue to support British troops stationed in America
Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana had its origins in his desire to
acquire a port to provide an outlet for western crops
Which provision of the Compromise of 1850 provoked the most controversy?
the strengthened fugitive slave law
In the early 1830's the majority of workers in the textile mills of Massachusetts were
young unmarried women from rural New England
The settlement founded in the early 1600's that was the most important for the future of the US was
Religious revivals of the Second Great Awakening resulted in
a strong religious influence in many areas of American life
One of the major tests the new nation passed was when
power was transferred peacefully from the Federalists to the Jeffersonians
The Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention worked out an acceptable scheme for
appropriating congressional representation
In order to persuade the Border States to remain in the Union, President Lincoln
declared martial law where needed
The long range purpose of the Albany Congress in 1754 was to
achieve colonial unity and common defense against the French threat
The House of Representatives decided the 1824 presidential election when
no candidate received a majority of the Electoral College
The Force Bill of 1833 provided that
the president could use the army and navy to collect federal tariff duties
In the case of Commonwealth v. Hunt, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled that
labor unions were legal
The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was secured by
All of the following acts were passed in order to promote Britain's mercantilist policy EXCEPT
The Virginia Resolutions
Which of the following best articulates the meaning of the Monroe Doctrine?
It warned European powers not to attempt to colonize in the Western Hemisphere
Which of the following best characterizes the South in the antebellum period?
The South was opposed to a high protective tariff
In his farewell address Washington recommended that
The US should maintain a policy of neutrality with other nations