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Grade 8 Early National Era
What is the name of the treaty that ended the War of 1812?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Treaty of 1812
  4. Pinckney's Treaty
Grade 8 Early National Era
What were the first two political parties formed in the US?
  1. Democrats & Republicans
  2. Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
  3. Torries & Whigs
  4. Anti-Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
What did Congress charter which played an important role in making the U.S. economy more stable?
  1. The U.S. Treasury
  2. The U.S. Mint
  3. The Bank of the United States
  4. Bank of America
Grade 8 Early National Era
The first political parties in the United States were established in the 1790s largely because of political differences between who?
  1. John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson and George Washingotn
  3. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Paine
  4. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
Grade 8 Early National Era
The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans emerged as separate political parties partly as a result of disagreement over what?
  1. How the nation should develop economically
  2. Whether to enforce the Monroe Doctrine
  3. How the nation should admit new states
  4. Whether to approve the Declaration of Independence
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Northerners in favor of higher tariffs in the early 1800s argued that tariffs did what?
  1. Permitted access to less expensive foreign goods
  2. Raised revenue and protected American manufacturers
  3. Redistributed wealth among different social classes
  4. Encouraged the export of American cotton and other crops
Grade 8 Early National Era
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
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
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
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
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
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
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