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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) US History Questions

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Grade 12 Reconstruction
What did Congress refuse to do when they reconvened in December 1865?
  1. Congress refused to listen t any economic law hearings.
  2. Beacause the new Costitutions had to outlaw Slavery, Congress refused to seat the new Southern Congressional Reps and they appointed a joint committee to reexamine the reconsruction Policy.
  3. They went to the White House & Protested.
  4. They stayed home and slept in.
Grade 12 Reconstruction
Grade 12 Civil Rights
Grade 12 Civil Rights
Who led a voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama in 1965?
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Malcolm X
  3. Rosa Parks
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
Grade 12 Reconstruction
What Amendment (that was adopted in 1868) included four major provisions?
  1. Eighteenth Amendment
  2. fifteethn Amendment
  3. Fourteenth Amendment
  4. Sixteenth Amendment
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
What era influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States more than any other?
  1. The Enlightenment
  2. The Renaissance
  3. The Great Awakening
  4. The English Civil War
Grade 12 Colonial Period
What is a charter?
  1. written grant of authority from the king to establish a colony
  2. government that is not all-powerful
  3. consisting of two houses
  4. government that serves the will of the people
  5. document written in 1215
Grade 12 Colonial Period
Why did the British Parliament impose a stamp tax on the colonies in 1765?
  1. Raise additional funds for English postal service.
  2. To help the colonies pay for the Revolutionary War.
  3. To pay for the French and Indian War.
  4. To establish a postal service in the colonies.
Grade 12 Great Depression
What politician from Louisiana opposed the New Deal?
  1. Huey Long
  2. George Wallace
  3. Bernard Shaw
Grade 12 American Revolution
The Boston Tea Party occurred in?
  1. 1773
  2. 1800
  3. 1643
  4. 2016
Grade 12 Civil Rights
Movement of African Americans away from the South to the North,Midwest, and West that occurred from 1910-1960.What was this called?
  1. Great Migration
  2. Rust Belt to the Sun Belt
  3. Growth of Hispanic population
  4. Westward Expansion
Grade 12 Supreme Court Cases
What was the most important result of Marshall's decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?
  1. It determined that the U.S. Constitution was a basic outline and allowed the government to do what was "necessary and proper" to conduct business.
  2. Most importantly it determined that banks should be established by the government.
  3. It determined the state law was supremem over U.S. law according to the "Supremacy Clause."
  4. It resulted in more banks in the U.S., therefore more economic stability.
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
Which of these ideas did the Founders learn from classical (ancient) political philosophers? Select all that apply.
  1. People must fulfill their obligations to their communities to survive and live well.
  2. Government should help people fulfill their civic and moral responsibilities.
  3. Some forms of freedom can exist in a nondemocratic form of government.
  4. Countries should be ruled by wise people.
  5. Democracies tend to end in tyranny when the poor rebel against the rich.
  6. Government should be the servant, not the master, of the people.
  7. The powers of government should be limited by a constitution.
Grade 12 Supreme Court Cases
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
Grade 12 Democratic Foundations
Who was blamed for all of the grievances (complaints) that are listed in the Declaration of Independence?
  1. King Louis XVI of France
  2. British Soldiers
  3. British Parliment
  4. King George III of Britain
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