Which one of the following was NOT a factor that stimulated English migration to the New World?
Government laws that forced the migration of the poorer classes.
Unlike Virginia, Maryland was established
as a religious sanctuary for persecuted Catholics from England
The major difference in the founding of the colony of Georgia was
an act of aggression and defense from the Spanish
Anne Hutchinson's skillful self-defense at her trial before the Bay's magistrates was ruined by
her claim of self revelation
Puritans viewed which of the following as essential to their New England common-wealth?
a healthy family life
Which of the following was not a consequence of the seven years' war?
it revealed british discontent with america's contribution to it's own defense
Which of the following individuals is incorrectly matched with his position in George Washington's first Cabinet?
James Madison: Secretary of State
Which of the following would Alexander Hamilton have proposed?
providing government subsidies to manufacturers
Washington's farewell address
advised against permanent alliances with nations that were not interested in promoting American security
As a result of the actions taken by John Adams while president
the United States had harmony with France
Thomas Jefferson's attitude toward Native Americans showed that he
respected them as people, but was not impressed by their culture
What difficulty did Jefferson face in purchasing the Louisiana Territory?
the constitutionality of his actions
The decision in Marbury v. Madison was the first time the Supreme Court
asserted its right to judge the constitutionality of congressional acts
The great canal building boom of the 1820s and 1830s ended
when canals proved to be an unprofitable means for transportation
The main diplomatic challenge facing Jame's Monroe in 1820 was
responding to the revolt of Spain's Latin American colonies
The development of profitable commercial farming resulted
the availability of good land and the revolution in marketing
John Quincy Adams was the handpicked selection for President by President Monroe. what office did he hold in the Monroe Administration
Secretary of State
From Jackson's response to the nullification crisis, one can conclude that he
believed in the limited use of federal power but also that states were not truly sovereign
Andrew Jackson's attitude toward Native Americans was that
they should be removed to areas beyond white expansion
The most obvious indicator of the supremacy of democracy in the United States was
the development of universal manhood suffrage
Southern proslavery arguments did NOT include the belief that slavery was
mandated by the United States Constitution
Southern apologists claimed the master-slave relationship was more humane than employer-worker relationships because
it afforded greater long-term security
The approach viewed by many American religious leaders as the best way to extend religious values was called
The reform movement in New England began as
an effort to defend Calvinism against Enlightenment ideas
An important change in the American family in the nineteenth century was
the growing significance of mutual affection in marraige
Which one of the following individuals was NOT a prominent preacher of the Second Great Awakening?
Henry David Thoreau
In practice, working-class families viewed the new public school
as depriving them of needed wage earners
Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of the Young America movement?
a weak foreign policy
The American population moved westward in the 1830s and 1840s for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
loyalty to Mexico and Great Britain
The most plausible reason for the Texas Revolution was
the unwillingness of Anglo-Americans to accept Mexican rule
The Treaty of Gaudalupe Hidalgo
provided the opportunity for additional expansion by the United States
What book did Herman Melville produce a novel, original in form and conception to fulfill the demand of Young Americans for a New Literature
According to the principle of popular sovereignty
the House of Representatives would determine whether a territory would have slavery
In the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Stephen Douglas attempted to set up a territorial government based on
Why did the Know-Nothings become popular?
They reflected the growing differences between the sections.
Individuals who opposed the expansion of slavery into the territories because they feared its effect on the labor system were known as
Which of the following does NOT apply to Lincoln's initial policy toward the confederacy?
the deployment of troops along the "border states" to demonstrate a Union resolve to fight
Which of the following was NOT a provision of the Confederate Constitution?
a strong central government
The chart labeled "resources of the union and the confederacy,1861" could suggest all of the following statements as true EXCEPT
The South was extremely industrialized due to the expansion of railroads
Which one of the following was NOT a northern advantage throughout the war?
familiar terrain and public support
To secure the necessary troops for the war,
A and B....(south resorted to the draft and the north resorted to the draft)
Lincoln and Davis learned early in the war that
successful conduct of war required active, executive leadership
Confederate leaders were confident of British recognition, because
British textile mills were so dependent on Southern cotton
At their state constitutional conventions, Southerners were required to do all of the following except
guarantee the political and civil rights of the freedmen
The small number of African Americans elected to state or national office during Reconstruction demonstrated on the average
more integrity and competence than heir white counterparts
The South's refusal to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment
forced the Republicans to abolish the existing Southern governments and give the vote to African Americans
The organization that symbolized most vividly the "white backlash" of the Reconstruction era was
The Ku Klux Klan
Which of the following was perhaps the greatest Native American victory over the United States Army?
Custer's Last Stand
Which of the following was NOT part of the national government's policy toward Native Americans in the 1870s and 1880s?
assimilating Native Americans into urban life
Which one of the following was NOT done by the Dawes Act?
It greatly increased the power of tribal chiefs
What was established to help provide isolated farmers with social and cultural activities
The Homestead Act of 1862 failed because
the land allotments were insufficient for farming arid land
Which of the following statements describes the journey for most settlers westward?
All members of the journey had tasks to fulfill on the trail
Which of the following individuals is incorrectly associated with the industry he helped to found?
Henry Bessemer: railroads
Which of the following companies was NOT a retail store marketing its products around the country in the late nineteenth century?
After 1870, the measure of a nation's industrial progress was determined by
the production of steel
As a result of the proliferation of patents in the late nineteenth century,
American life rapidly changed
Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the advent of advertising?
Most consumers felt threatened by the new industrial goods
In comparison to male workers, female workers
were relegated to traditional, "feminine" jobs
As a result of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision
African American education was to be seperate but equal to white education
Why were Americans fascinated by politics during the Gilded Age?
Most Americans saw it as a form of entertainment
Which of the following was NOT part of the Republican Party's platform in the post-Civil War period?
decentralized government power
Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the Pullman strike?
The workers had their demands met
Theodore Roosevelt resigned from his position as............to organize the Rough Riders
assistant secretary of the navy
Frederick W. Taylor's management methods emphasized
the enforcement of work standards and cooperation
In the first decade of the twentieth century, the American Federation of Labor
remained devoted to the interests of skilled craftsmen
The greater leisure time available to workers resulted from
a decrease in the length of the work week
During the Cleveland administration, which nation did the United States replace as the major power in Latin America?
Why did the United States increase its interest in Hawaii after the Civil War?
The economic and military value of the islands increased
In their approaches to the Cuban rebellion against Spain,
President Cleveland was generally neutral while President McKinley favored the insurgents
In which of the following territories did the native inhabitants receive United States citizenship in 1900?
Henry Ford showed that enormous revenues could come from
small unit profit on a large volume of sales
Using your own knowledge and the following graph, between 1898 and 1903, the American economy saw
a wave of mergers and consolidations
Which of the following was NOT characteristic of progressivism?
It sought radical changes in American life
Taft's policy of "dollar diplomacy"
promoted American financial and business interests abroad
The 1915 German sinking of the ......cost 128 American lives and enraged the American public