Question 1 of 12.
Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws had great influence over the establishment of which following Constitutional principle?
1. Separation of Powers
3. Popular Sovereignty
4. Limited Government
Question 2 of 12.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican-American War led to great territorial gains for the United States, however a heated debate began shortly thereafter about what important issue?
1. Expansion of slavery into the new territory
2. Texas Independence
3. Native American rights in the new territory
4. California’s southern border
Question 3 of 12.
The South Carolina Exposition and Protest written by John C. Calhoun argued for the nullification of the 1828 “Tariff of Abomination”. Calhoun justified his argument for nullification by borrowing from all the following documents except:
1. Virginia Resolution
2. Sedition Act
3. Tenth Amendment
4. Kentucky Resolution
Question 4 of 12.
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” – Abraham Lincoln Lincoln stated the above quote in which of the following speech or document:
1. First Inaugural Address
2. Emancipation Proclamation
3. Gettysburg Address
4. Second Inaugural Address
Question 5 of 12.
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania are largely believed to be written by who and about what topic?
1. Benjamin Franklin, who argued for independence from Britain
2. John Hancock, who urged revolution as a means to assert colonial independence
3. Benjamin Rush, who supported British taxation as a proper means of revenue collection by the British Empire
4. John Dickinson, who urged resistance from England but also settlement and reconciliation
Question 6 of 12.
What was the first consumer protection law passed in the early 20th century?
1. Social Security Act
2. Federal Reserve Act
3. Pure Food and Drug Act
4. Meat Inspection Act
Question 7 of 12.
Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Point plan hoped to accomplish all of the following at the conclusion of World War I except:
1. Impose reparations on Germany
2. Improved international relations
3. Restriction of military strength
4. Restoration of territories
Question 8 of 12.
All of the following are true of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 except:
1. Signed into law by Andrew Jackson
2. Most natives relocated by the Act settled in Kansas Territory
3. Attempted to negotiate treaties with Indians living East of the Mississippi for their relocation West
4. Resulted in the death of many natives on what became known as the Trail of Tears
Question 9 of 12.
In Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptists he asserted the following idea that has greatly influenced American history:
1. A nation has the right to alter or abolish an unjust government
2. The First Amendment has built a wall of separation between church and state
3. A state has the right to nullify unjust laws
4. Speaking or publishing seditious ideas were in violation of the law because they endanger American security.
Question 10 of 12.
What document from the founding period presented the idea of term limits?
1. Massachusetts Body of Liberties
2. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
3. Mayflower Compact
4. Declaration of Independence
Question 11 of 12.
The passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was an early attempt by Congress to limit the power of monopolies, however the vague wording of the law and court rulings made the law ineffective in its early years. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to effectively use the law in 1904 to break up what monopoly?
1. Northern Securities Corporation
2. American Sugar Refining Company
3. US Steel
4. Standard Oil
Question 12 of 12.
The Declaration of Sentiments adopted at the Seneca Falls Convention famously modeled itself after which founding document
1. The Virginia Declaration of Rights
2. US Constitution
3. Mayflower Compact
4. The Declaration of Independence
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