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Grade 4 Early National Era
                  wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
  1. Lord North
  2. George Washington
  3. Patrick Henry
  4. Francis Scott Key
Grade 4 Early National Era
During the War of 1812, nearly the entire American Capital was burned down to the ground, including the White House and the Capital Building by the soldiers of which of the following countries?
  1. British
  2. French
  3. Mexico
  4. Texas
Grade 4 Early National Era
In what year did the French sell the land west of the Mississippi River to the United States?
  1. 1810
  2. 1807
  3. 1895
  4. 1803
Grade 4 Early National Era
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner, also known as the United States' national anthem?
  1. George Washington
  2. James Madison
  3. Francis Scott Key
  4. Oliver Hazard Perry
Grade 4 Early National Era
The Mississippi Territory was divided into what two states?
  1. Alabama and Mississippi
  2. Alabama and Florida
  3. Mississippi and Louisanna
Grade 4 Early National Era
What does the term foreign policy refer to?
  1. The way in which one nation deal with other nations
  2. The way in which one nations deals with illegal immigration
  3. The way in which one nations decided its own tax laws
  4. The way in which one nation funds its police and military
Grade 4 Early National Era
Which of the following choices best describes what is meant if someone was to call another person, or refer to themselves as a War Hawk?
  1. An aggressive bird.
  2. An aggressive person.
  3. A person who dislikes aggressive congressmen.
  4. A congressman who supports going to war.
Grade 4 Early National Era
What was it called when sailors were taken against their will and forced to work aboard British vessels?
  1. Impressed
  2. Impressive
  3. Impressment
  4. Pressimment
Grade 4 Early National Era
During the War of 1812,                 troops burned the city of Washington, D.C.
  1. American
  2. French
  3. British
  4. Canadian
Grade 4 Early National Era
During the War of 1812,                   was the President of the United States.
  1. George Washington
  2. James Madison
  3. Francis Scott Key
  4. Andrew Jackson
Grade 4 Early National Era
In the year 1812, which of the following men was elected President?
  1. James Monroe
  2. James Madison
  3. Oliver Hazard Perry
  4. Francis Scott Key
Grade 4 Early National Era
Which of the following best describes the term War Hawk?
  1. An aggressive bird
  2. An aggressive person
  3. A person who dislikes aggressive congressmen
  4. A congressman who supports going to war
Grade 4 Early National Era
What was the first capital of the United States?
  1. Boston
  2. New York City
  3. Washington D.C.
  4. Baltimore
Grade 4 Early National Era
Why did President Madison want to stay neutral during British and French conflicts at sea?
  1. He wanted Britain to finish off the French.
  2. He wanted the French to beat the British.
  3. He wanted Britain to be able to trade with France.
  4. He wanted to be able to trade with both Britain and France.
Grade 4 Early National Era
Which Missouri city started as a trading post where the Missouri River meets the Mississippi River?
  1. Kansas City
  2. St. Louis
  3. Jefferson City
  4. Paris
Grade 4 Early National Era
What did Shay's Rebellion show about the new government?
  1. It was strong enough to protect itself
  2. The people realized the government did not support farms
  3. The new government could defend its borders
  4. it was too weak to keep order around the nation
Grade 4 Early National Era
Why did the United States want to purchase the Louisiana territory?
  1. to control trade along the Mississippi river
  2. they wanted more land
  3. to keep it away from their allies
  4. none of the above
Grade 4 Early National Era
What was the main reason the new nation had trouble establishing trade and commerce?
  1. States did not trust each other
  2. President Obama taxed companies too highly
  3. Each state had separate forms and values for their money
  4. Each state wanted its own state money
Grade 4 Early National Era
What happened when the United States Army fought near Canada early in the war?
  1. The Canadian Army was badly beaten.
  2. The Mexican Army was badly beaten.
  3. The British Army was badly beaten.
  4. The United States Army was badly beaten.
Grade 4 Early National Era
When and where was the Treaty of Ghent signed?
  1. at the Capital Building in 2007
  2. Ghent Belgium in 1814
  3. In Paris 1817
  4. at the White House in 1776
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