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The Constitution (1781–1815)

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Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

1. 1. The Articles of Confederation granted Congress all of the following powers except

2. The Land Ordinance of 1785

3. Why did Daniel Shays attack the federal arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts, with 1,200 men in 1787?

4. 4. How was the government under the Constitution different from that under the Articles of Confederation?

5. 5. Which of the following was true under the Articles of Confederation?

6. 6. The term “checks and balances” refers to

7. The New Jersey Plan presented at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 proposed that

8. 8. The Great Compromise refers to the agreement between

9. 9. Under the Constitution, the president of the United States has the authority to do which of the following?

10. 10. All of the following are true about the framers of the Constitution except

11. 11. Many Anti-Federalists refused to ratify the Constitution unless

12. 12. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers to convince

13. 13. What does the Tenth Amendment state?

14. What did the Judiciary Act of 1789 do?

15. 15. Hamilton’s fiscal policy for the United States included all of the following except

16. 16. What did the loose constructionists believe?

17. 17. Jeffersonians generally believed that

18. Why did Alexander Hamilton propose the excise tax in 1790?

19. 19. Hamiltonian Federalists hoped that the United States would make a firm alliance with

20. 20. The Federalist and Democratic-Republican political parties were born out of

21. 21. Western farmers, such as those who revolted in the Whiskey Rebellion, were angry because

22. Why was French Citizen Edmond Genêt rejected as ambassador to the United States in 1793?

23. 23. What did delegates at the Hartford Convention petition against?

24. 24. From what did the delegates at the Hartford Convention draw inspiration for their petition?

25. All of the following helped cause the War of 1812except

26. 26. How was the Non-Intercourse Act different from the Embargo Act?

27. Why did Congress pass Macon’s Bill No. 2 in 1810?

28. 28. The War Hawks in Congress came primarily from

29. The American victory at the1811 Battle of Tippecanoe

30. 30. What was the Northwest Confederacy?

31. The 1814 Treaty of Ghent gave Americans all of the following except

32. What did the 1803 Supreme Court decision Marbury v. Madison do?

33. In the early 1800s, most Americans were

34. 34. Why did Napoleon sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States?

35. What did Thomas Jefferson’s 1808 Embargo Act do?

36. The election of 1800 is often referred to as the Revolution of 1800 because

37. 37. All of the following actions by Thomas Jefferson were in accordance with his interpretation of the Constitution except

38. 38. The Chesapeake Affair aroused American anger toward

39. Jefferson encouraged Congress to pass the Embargo Act in 1808 to punish Britain and France for

40. 40. The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions stipulated that

41. Jay’s Treaty of 1794 stipulated that

42. 42. The motto “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute” arose as a response to which event?

43. 43. What effect did the Alien and Sedition Acts have?

44. 44. The three-fifths clause of the Constitution stated that

45. 45. The authors of the Federalist Papers argued against which widespread belief?

46. 46. Federalists cited the elastic clause to justify

47. 47. What act did the Northwest Confederacy’s leaders believe that the U.S. government had violated?

48. Federalists passed the Alien Act in 1798 out of fear that

49. Why did Federalists pass the Sedition Act in 1798?

50. 50. The first president of the United States was

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