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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Early National Era Questions

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Grade 8 Early National Era
Which of the following established the principle of judicial review?
  1. the Judicial Act of 1789
  2. Marbury v. Madison
  3. the election of 1800
  4. the Sedition Act
Grade 8 Early National Era
Why did Washington call up an army to crush the Whiskey Rebellion?
  1. He saw the rebellion as a threat to the new government's authority.
  2. He feared the rebels might stir up a bloody revolution like that in France.
  3. He felt he had to protect tax collectors at work west of the Appalachians.
  4. He preferred leading an army to leading a national government.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who helped the British fight the Americans in the War of 1812?
  1. French
  2. Native-Americans
  3. Spanish
  4. Mexicans
Grade 8 Early National Era
The Framers of the Constitution
  1. always suspected that political parties would be a major facto
  2. were divided over how many political parties should be formed.
  3. never thought that political parties would develop in America.
  4. disagreed about how political parties should be regulated.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which region benefited most from the Three-Fifths Compromise?
  1. the western territories
  2. the southern states
  3. New England
  4. the coastal states
Grade 8 Early National Era
What US President declared war on Great Britain in 1812?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Andrew Jackson
  3. James Madison
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Early National Era
Shay's Rebellion is remembered today because it
  1. threatened law and order in Massachusetts.
  2. dramatized the money problems faced by poor farmers.
  3. shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.
  4. Showed how well the Articles of Confederation worked.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Why did Napoleon want to sell Louisiana to the United States?
  1. He liked the U.S.
  2. He needed to raise money to fight the British
  3. He wanted to build a palace
  4. He was scared of the United States
Grade 8 Early National Era
In his Farewell Address in 1796, President Washington warned Americans against
  1. A national bank
  2. Too much presidential power
  3. Political parties
  4. protective tariffs
Grade 8 Early National Era
The government of Massachusetts responded to Shays's Rebellion by
  1. using the state militia to arrest leaders of the rebellion.
  2. passing a law prohibiting similar rebellions in the future.
  3. helping the farmers who were affected by the economic depression.
  4. drafting a new state constitution.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who won the War of 1812?
  1. America
  2. The British
  3. neither side
Grade 8 Early National Era
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States
  1. made peace with Spain.
  2. went to war with France.
  3. lost control of New Orleans.
  4. nearly doubled in size
Grade 8 Early National Era
The War of 1812 was a result of American conflicts with both the
  1. French and the Spanish.
  2. British and the Native Americans
  3. British and the Spanish.
  4. French and the Native Americans.
Grade 8 Early National Era
What did Jefferson see as the role of the federal government?
  1. delivering the mail
  2. collecting customs duties
  3. conducting a census every 10 years
  4. all of the above
  5. none of the above
Grade 8 Early National Era
The final battle of the War of 1812 was the
  1. Battle of New Orleans.
  2. Battle of Lake Erie.
  3. Battle of the Hudson.
  4. Battle of Washington, D.C
Grade 8 Early National Era
One of the major issues dividing the Federalist and Republican parties was
  1. how to divide up the nations wealth in a fair way.
  2. how many terms a president should serve.
  3. how large and powerful the federal government should be.
  4. whether or not to pay off the nation's war debts.
Grade 8 Early National Era
In his Farewell Address, Washington urged Americans
  1. not to address the president using fancy titles.
  2. to pay the taxes Congress placed on luxury goods without complaint.
  3. not to let loyalty to political parties tear the nation apart.
  4. to support the ideals, but not the actions, of the French Revolution.
Grade 8 Early National Era
One result of the War of 1812 was
  1. a Canadian victory.
  2. increased American confidence.
  3. a British-French alliance.
  4. a blockade of American ports.
Grade 8 Early National Era
The Alien and Sedition Act were viewed by Republicans as
  1. an attack on the First Amendment rights of free speech and press.
  2. a challenge to the power and authority of the state governments.
  3. a necessary measure to rid the country of illegal immigrants.
  4. a warning to the Whiskey Boys to end their rebellion.
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