Category: People - Press Play for the first question!

Category: People - Press Play for the first question!

Question 1 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 pursue philanthropy and give away their money to worthy causes
3. Wealth should be equally distributed among the people by the government
4. The wealthy should be unencumbered by the government in their drive to acquire wealth

Question 2 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 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. Due process of the law
2. No excessive bail
3. Protection of religious liberty
4. Protection of a free press

Question 4 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. Robert Morris
3. John Locke
4. Thomas Hobbes

Question 5 of 12.

John Quincy Adams assisted with all of the following important moments in early American history except:

1. Negotiation of the Adams-Onis Treaty
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. Helping negotiate the Louisiana Purchase on behalf of Thomas Jefferson

Question 6 of 12.

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

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

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

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

Question 9 of 12.

During Carrie Chapman Catt’s long life as a reformer she advocated all of the following except:

1. Passage of a constitutional amendment granting women’s suffrage
2. Using militant strategies to get women the right to vote
3. Pursuing state reforms to help advance the cause of women’s suffrage
4. Passage and enforcement of child labor laws

Question 10 of 12.

John James Audubon was a naturalist who specialized in painting the

1. Key moments of the Revolutionary War
2. Birds of America
3. Natural landscapes out west
4. Portraits of the Founding Fathers

Question 11 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. John C. Calhoun
3. Stephen Douglas
4. Andrew Jackson

Question 12 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. Ulysses S. Grant
3. Andrew Johnson
4. Robert E. Lee

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