Question 1 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. Kentucky Resolution
3. Sedition Act
4. Tenth Amendment

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. Texas Independence
2. Native American rights in the new territory
3. California’s southern border
4. Expansion of slavery into the new territory

Question 3 of 12.

All of the following are true of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 except:

1. Resulted in the death of many natives on what became known as the Trail of Tears
2. Signed into law by Andrew Jackson
3. Most natives relocated by the Act settled in Kansas Territory
4. Attempted to negotiate treaties with Indians living East of the Mississippi for their relocation West

Question 4 of 12.

What document from the founding period presented the idea of term limits?

1. Mayflower Compact
2. Declaration of Independence
3. Massachusetts Body of Liberties
4. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Question 5 of 12.

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania are largely believed to be written by who and about what topic?

1. John Dickinson, who urged resistance from England but also settlement and reconciliation
2. John Hancock, who urged revolution as a means to assert colonial independence
3. Benjamin Franklin, who argued for independence from Britain
4. Benjamin Rush, who supported British taxation as a proper means of revenue collection by the British Empire

Question 6 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. Emancipation Proclamation
2. First Inaugural Address
3. Second Inaugural Address
4. Gettysburg Address

Question 7 of 12.

Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws had great influence over the establishment of which following Constitutional principle?

1. Separation of Powers
2. Limited Government
3. Federalism
4. Popular Sovereignty

Question 8 of 12.

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Point plan hoped to accomplish all of the following at the conclusion of World War I except:

1. Restriction of military strength
2. Improved international relations
3. Impose reparations on Germany
4. Restoration of territories

Question 9 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. The Declaration of Independence
3. US Constitution
4. Mayflower Compact

Question 10 of 12.

In Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptists he asserted the following idea that has greatly influenced American history:

1. A state has the right to nullify unjust laws
2. A nation has the right to alter or abolish an unjust government
3. Speaking or publishing seditious ideas were in violation of the law because they endanger American security.
4. The First Amendment has built a wall of separation between church and state

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. American Sugar Refining Company
2. Northern Securities Corporation
3. US Steel
4. Standard Oil

Question 12 of 12.

What was the first consumer protection law passed in the early 20th century?

1. Pure Food and Drug Act
2. Federal Reserve Act
3. Social Security Act
4. Meat Inspection Act

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