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Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which French leader sold the Louisiana territory?
  1. Louis XVI
  2. Charles X
  3. Napoleon I
  4. Louis Napoleon
Grade 8 Early National Era
What was the name of the rebellion which showed that the Articles of Confederation did not work?
  1. Whiskey Rebellion
  2. Washington's Rebellion
  3. Shays' Rebellion
  4. Constitutional Rebellion
Grade 8 Early National Era
Shays' 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
What made the passage of the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance possible?
  1. States turning over their western land claims to the national government.
  2. The ratification of the Constitution by Virginia, New York, and other large states.
  3. The effect of Shays' Rebellion on the economic depression of the mid-1780s.
  4. The addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Jefferson commissioned the                              to explore and map the lands of the Louisiana Purchase.
  1. Pike Expedition
  2. Red River Expedition
  3. Lewis and Clark Expedition
  4. Willamette Valley Expedition
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
The government of Massachusetts responded to Shays' 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 was the leader of the Federalist Party?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. James Madison
  3. James Monroe
  4. Alexander Hamilton
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the head of the Department of the Treasury in Washington's Cabinet?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Alexander Hamilton
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Henry Knox
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Which political party was supported primarily by manufacturers, traders, and those from the North?
  1. Democratic-Republicans
  2. Federalists
  3. Anti-Federalists
  4. Republicans
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the head of the State Department in Washington's Cabinet?
  1. Henry Knox
  2. Alexander Hamilton
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Benjamin Franklin
Grade 8 Early National Era
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