United States History I

 

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United States History I

Question 1
In the election of 1844, which of the following positions did the Democratic presidential candidate James Polk take?
A
He strongly opposed the annexation of Texas.
B
He advocated that the United States cede the northernmost section of the Oregon Territory to Great Britain.
C
Both A and B
D
None of the above

Question 2
Which of the following statements accurately describes the Force Act of 1832?
A
The Force Act of 1832 empowered the president to use military force to enforce a federal law.
B
The Force Act of 1832 served the purpose of eliminating Indian opposition to removal.
C
Both A and B
D
None of the above

Question 3
Which of the following was NOT a "utopian community" in the period between the 1820's and 1840's?
A
Lowell
B
Nashoba Colony
C
Oneida
D
New Harmony

Question 4
Which of these pairs of European explorers did NOT both operate in the service of the same country?
A
Giovanni da Verrazano and Jacques Cartier
B
John Cabot and Christopher Columbus
C
Francisco Pizarro and Juan Ponce de Leon
D
Hernando de Soto and Francisco Vazquez Coronado

Question 5
Which of the following statements regarding the visit of French minister Edmond Charles Genet to America in 1793 is false?
A
Genet encouraged and authorized American ships to attack British commercial ships.
B
Alexander Hamilton was a personal friend and backer of Genet.
C
Americans in this year founded Democratic - Republican clubs in support of the French Revolution.
D
President Washington viewed Genet's activities as a violation of America's neutrality.

Question 6
Which of the following was NOT one of Thomas Jefferson's goals as president when he took office in 1801?
A
Repeal federal taxes.
B
Cut military expenditures.
C
Raise tariffs on foreign imports.
D
Pay off the federal debt.

Question 7
Who were the Anasazi?
A
The ancestors of today's Hopi Indians
B
Builders of stone and adobe, apartment-like structures, often built along cliff faces
C
Both A and B
D
None of the above

Question 8
Which was NOT a cause for the American victory in the Revolutionary War?
A
The intervention of France, Spain, and the Netherlands
B
The inability of British forces to occupy the countryside because of the vast geographical size of the colonies
C
The more advanced weaponry of the American force
D
The failure of the British to protect and use Loyalists to their advantage

Question 9
The 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico resulted from which of the following?
A
Spanish colonists' resentment of new taxes imposed by the Spanish king
B
The massacre of the defenders of the Alamo
C
The enslavement of Puebloans by the Spanish and the forced conversion of the Puebloans to Roman Catholicism
D
The anger of the Puebloan communities at the mistreatment of the local Roman Catholic Church by Spanish authorities

Question 10
Which of the following was a reason for President Washington to send John Jay to Great Britain in 1794 to negotiate a treaty?
A
British warships stopped American slave traders leaving Africa and forced the slave traders to free their captive slaves.
B
British officials demanded the United States vacate the Oregon Territory.
C
British merchants were suspected of using British occupied forts in the Northwest Territory to sell guns to hostile Indian tribes in this region.
D
None of the above
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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