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Category: People - Press Play for the first question!

Question 1 of 12.

Roger Sherman famously proposed the Connecticut Compromise or Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention that dealt with the following issue:

1. How to count slaves towards representation in Congress
2. Development of a Bill of Rights
3. Method of electing the president
4. Method of representation in Congress

Question 2 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. Stephen Douglas
3. Henry Clay
4. Andrew Jackson

Question 3 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. No excessive bail
3. Protection of religious liberty
4. Due process of the law

Question 4 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. Declaration of Independence
2. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
3. Women’s Constitution
4. Declaration of Women’s Rights

Question 5 of 12.

Whose foreign policy was strongly influenced by Alfred Thayer Mahan’s book Influence of Sea Power on History?

1. William Jennings Bryan
2. Theodore Roosevelt
3. Alvin York
4. William McKinley

Question 6 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. Passage and enforcement of child labor laws
3. Using militant strategies to get women the right to vote
4. Passage of a constitutional amendment granting women’s suffrage

Question 7 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. Acting as counsel for the slaves who revolted aboard the Amistad
3. Helping to formulate the Monroe Doctrine as the Secretary of State under President Monroe
4. Negotiation of the Adams-Onis Treaty

Question 8 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. Matthew Lyon
2. Alexis de Tocqueville
3. John Locke
4. Marquis de Lafayette

Question 9 of 12.

Andrew Carnegie advocated an idea called the Gospel of Wealth which was a belief that

1. Wealth should be equally distributed among the people by the government
2. The wealthy should pursue philanthropy and give away their money to worthy causes
3. Wealth is a blessing from God and therefore the wealthy should be seen as divine
4. The wealthy should be unencumbered by the government in their drive to acquire wealth

Question 10 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. Jefferson Davis
2. Andrew Johnson
3. Robert E. Lee
4. Ulysses S. Grant

Question 11 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. Robert Morris
2. John Locke
3. Thomas Hobbes
4. Thomas Paine

Question 12 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

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