Question 1 of 12.
Who wrote that democratic institutions like those in America would eventually supplant the aristocratic governments in Europe in his book Democracy in America?
1. Marquis de Lafayette
2. Alexis de Tocqueville
3. John Locke
4. Matthew Lyon
Question 2 of 12.
John Quincy Adams assisted with all of the following important moments in early American history except:
1. Helping negotiate the Louisiana Purchase on behalf of Thomas Jefferson
2. Negotiation of the Adams-Onis Treaty
3. Helping to formulate the Monroe Doctrine as the Secretary of State under President Monroe
4. Acting as counsel for the slaves who revolted aboard the Amistad
Question 3 of 12.
Andrew Carnegie advocated an idea called the Gospel of Wealth which was a belief that
1. Wealth is a blessing from God and therefore the wealthy should be seen as divine
2. The wealthy should be unencumbered by the government in their drive to acquire wealth
3. Wealth should be equally distributed among the people by the government
4. The wealthy should pursue philanthropy and give away their money to worthy causes
Question 4 of 12.
During America’s sectional crisis in the lead up to the Civil War, this person advocated the doctrine of popular sovereignty whereby new states determined their status as slave or free based on the vote of the people.
1. Henry Clay
2. Andrew Jackson
3. Stephen Douglas
4. John C. Calhoun
Question 5 of 12.
“No peace and security among mankind—let alone common friendship—can ever exist as long as people think that governments get their authority from God and that religion is to be propagated by force of arms.” – A Letter on Toleration. What English philosopher wrote the above excerpt and helped influence American Founding Fathers as they drafted the first amendment
1. Thomas Hobbes
2. Robert Morris
3. John Locke
4. Thomas Paine
Question 6 of 12.
Who spoke out against equal rights for slaves after the Civil War saying “it would excited unfriendly feelings between the two races”
1. Robert E. Lee
2. Ulysses S. Grant
3. Andrew Johnson
4. Jefferson Davis
Question 7 of 12.
John James Audubon was a naturalist who specialized in painting the
1. Natural landscapes out west
2. Portraits of the Founding Fathers
3. Birds of America
4. Key moments of the Revolutionary War
Question 8 of 12.
Roger Sherman famously proposed the Connecticut Compromise or Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention that dealt with the following issue:
1. Method of representation in Congress
2. Method of electing the president
3. Development of a Bill of Rights
4. How to count slaves towards representation in Congress
Question 9 of 12.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the following document that was read at the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848
1. Women’s Constitution
2. Declaration of Women’s Rights
3. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
4. Declaration of Independence
Question 10 of 12.
Whose foreign policy was strongly influenced by Alfred Thayer Mahan’s book Influence of Sea Power on History?
1. Theodore Roosevelt
2. William Jennings Bryan
3. Alvin York
4. William McKinley
Question 11 of 12.
During Carrie Chapman Catt’s long life as a reformer she advocated all of the following except:
1. Passage and enforcement of child labor laws
2. Using militant strategies to get women the right to vote
3. Passage of a constitutional amendment granting women’s suffrage
4. Pursuing state reforms to help advance the cause of women’s suffrage
Question 12 of 12.
The John Peter Zenger trial is important in American History because it illustrated the need for all of the following except:
1. Protection of religious liberty
2. No excessive bail
3. Due process of the law
4. Protection of a free press
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