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America in the Early 1800s (Grade 8)

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America in the Early 1800s

Which President was responsible for the Alien and Sedition Acts?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. John Adams
  3. John Quincy Adams
  4. Andrew Jackson
Which American president was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Samuel Adams
  4. James Madison
When he took office as President, Thomas Jefferson
  1. organized passage of the Twelfth Amendment.
  2. increased all federal taxes.
  3. fired all Federalists who held government offices.
  4. helped people who had been fined and convicted under the Sedition Act.
An 1809 statute which forbade trade with Britain, France, and their possessions, but reopened trade with other countries.

Republican Congressmen that were called War Hawks
  1. Lewis and Clark
  2. Madison and Jefferson
  3. Clay and Calhoun
  4. Jackson and Harrison
The British practice of seizing seamen from American merchant ships and forcing them to serve in the British navy.

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
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.
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.
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.
John C. Calhoun
  1. argued on several occasions that states were required to obey all federal laws.
  2. argued that a state had the right to ignore a federal law if the state felt the law was unconstitutional.
  3. never held an elected office on the national level.
  4. was an opponent of the nullification doctrine.
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.

The Monroe Doctrine was issued in 1823 and was one of the nations first major foreign policy statements. What was its major point?
  1. The U.S. would consider any attempt by Europe to colonize land in the Americas as a threat to it's "peace and safety."
  2. The US would have free trade with Latin America.
  3. The US would fight against communist expansion
  4. The US would strike first with military force
Why did John Quincy Adams become President after the election of 1824?
  1. Adams received the majority of electoral votes.
  2. Jackson received fewer popular votes than Adams.
  3. Adams was more popular than Andrew Jackson.
  4. The House of Representatives chose Adams to be President.
On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, two architects of the Declaration of Independence died within minutes of each other. Who were they?                                        and                           

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