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. Acting as counsel for the slaves who revolted aboard the Amistad
2. Helping negotiate the Louisiana Purchase on behalf of Thomas Jefferson
3. Negotiation of the Adams-Onis Treaty
4. Helping to formulate the Monroe Doctrine as the Secretary of State under President Monroe
Question 3 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 Paine
2. John Locke
3. Thomas Hobbes
4. Robert Morris
Question 4 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. Ulysses S. Grant
2. Andrew Johnson
3. Jefferson Davis
4. Robert E. Lee
Question 5 of 12.
Andrew Carnegie advocated an idea called the Gospel of Wealth which was a belief that
1. The wealthy should be unencumbered by the government in their drive to acquire wealth
2. The wealthy should pursue philanthropy and give away their money to worthy causes
3. Wealth should be equally distributed among the people by the government
4. Wealth is a blessing from God and therefore the wealthy should be seen as divine
Question 6 of 12.
John James Audubon was a naturalist who specialized in painting the
1. Portraits of the Founding Fathers
2. Key moments of the Revolutionary War
3. Birds of America
4. Natural landscapes out west
Question 7 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 Independence
3. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
4. Declaration of Women’s Rights
Question 8 of 12.
During Carrie Chapman Catt’s long life as a reformer she advocated all of the following except:
1. Pursuing state reforms to help advance the cause of women’s suffrage
2. Using militant strategies to get women the right to vote
3. Passage of a constitutional amendment granting women’s suffrage
4. Passage and enforcement of child labor laws
Question 9 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 electing the president
2. Development of a Bill of Rights
3. Method of representation in Congress
4. How to count slaves towards representation in Congress
Question 10 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. John C. Calhoun
2. Henry Clay
3. Andrew Jackson
4. Stephen Douglas
Question 11 of 12.
Whose foreign policy was strongly influenced by Alfred Thayer Mahan’s book Influence of Sea Power on History?
1. Alvin York
2. William Jennings Bryan
3. William McKinley
4. Theodore Roosevelt
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 a free press
2. Due process of the law
3. No excessive bail
4. Protection of religious liberty
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