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The War of 1812 (Grade 4)

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The War of 1812

1. 
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.
2. 
What did Britain do at sea to American sailors that lead to the War of 1812?
  1. Britain attacked and sank non-military ships.
  2. Britain attacked military ships.
  3. Britain captured ships and forced American sailors to work and fight for Britain.
  4. Britain forced American sailors to sell their belongings without charging any taxes.
3. 
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
4. 
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.
5. 
Which statement describes conditions in the United States as it entered the War of 1812?
  1. Canadians were calling for American help to remove British rule.
  2. The free market had produced a strong economy based on worldwide trade.
  3. A weak military lacked the power to fight the British effectively.
  4. People from all regions of the country were united in favor of the war.
6. 
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.
7. 
Who helped the British fight the Americans in the War of 1812?
  1. French
  2. Native-Americans
  3. Spanish
  4. Mexicans
8. 
The Americans and British fought for control of which two bodies of water in the War of 1812?
  1. The Gulf of Mexico and the Missouri River
  2. The Missouri River and the Great Lakes
  3. The Great Lakes and the Mississippi River
  4. The Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico
9. 
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
10. 
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. Britain
  2. France
  3. Mexico
  4. Texas
11. 
Why did the War of 1812 continue after the treaty was signed?



12. 
Phrase used to describe the years following the War of 1812, when one party, the Jeffersonian Republicans, dominated politics, and a spirit of nationalism characterized public policy.



13. 
As a general in the War of 1812, he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
  1. General Patton
  2. General Lee
  3. George Washington
  4. Andrew Jackson
14. 
The War of 1812 added a large amount of territory to the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
The War of 1812 gave confidence to the U.S. to write the                                     , warning Europeans not to attempt to colonize the Americas.
16. 
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
17. 
What were the consequences of the War of 1812?
  1. It led to the end of the Federalist Party
  2. It encouraged growth of American industries
  3. It confirmed that the United States was a free nation
  4. All of the above
18. 
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.
19. 
Which is the proper sequence of the final events of the War of 1812?
  1. The burning of Washington, D.C.; the signing of the Treaty of Ghent; the Battle of New Orleans
  2. The Battle of New Orleans; the burning of Washington, D.C.; the Battle at Fort McHenry
  3. The signing of the Treaty of Ghent; the burning of Washington, D.C.; the Battle of New Orleans
  4. The Battle at Fort McHenry; the Battle of New Orleans; the burning of Washington, D.C.
20. 
Where and when was the Treaty of Ghent signed?
  1. At the Capital Building in 2007.
  2. In Belgium in 1814.
  3. In Paris in 1817.
  4. At the White House in 1812.

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