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The Early Republic (Grade 8)

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The Early Republic

Who was a leader of one of the first American political parties?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. George Washington
Which of the following forced the Miami and Shawnees to give up their claims to the land in present-day Ohio?
  1. Treaty of Paris
  2. XYZ Affair
  3. Battle of Fallen Timbers
  4. Reign of Terror
John Adams was the 4th president.
  1. True
  2. False
Which of the following actions did President Washington take at the beginning of his first term?
  1. He decided to move the nation's capital to Washington, D.C.
  2. He established the House of Representatives.
  3. He named well-known, talented leaders to head government departments.
  4. He asked state governments to repay federal and state debts.
Fundamental means basic.
  1. True
  2. False
Which of the following had a direct impact on the development of political parties?
  1. events in the Northwest Territory
  2. the inauguration of George Washington
  3. the Whiskey Rebellion
  4. Hamilton's economic policies
Which of the following would have been charged with a crime under the Sedition Act?
  1. the writer of a newspaper editorial criticizing the government
  2. an immigrant considered to be dangerous
  3. an unpopular candidate for political office
  4. the ambassador to France after the XYZ Affair
Why did the French Revolution lose support in the United States?
  1. The French wanted to stop trading with the United States.
  2. Thomas Jefferson withdrew his support of the French Revolution.
  3. Radicals in France executed thousands of people in the name of reform.
  4. French reformers wanted protection for the basic rights of citizens.
Many of the customs that Washington started set a                          for how other Presidents were to act in the future.
Republicans believed in a strong central government, and Federalists did not.
  1. True
  2. False
Jefferson and Hamilton disagreed about all of the following EXCEPT
  1. how the United States should develop economically.
  2. the danger of divisive political factions.
  3. creation of a Bank of the United States.
  4. how the Constitution should be interpreted.
Which city was the first capital of the United States?
  1. Boston
  2. New York
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Washington
Republicans wanted a strong national government, while Federalists favored a limited federal government.
  1. True
  2. False
"Impressment" was the term used when:
  1. the British demanded taxes on shipped goods
  2. the British used American grapes to make wine
  3. the British forced Americans into the British naval service
  4. the British army tried to dress better than the American one
Which statement BEST describes a major result of the Whiskey Rebellion?
  1. The new government halted the production of whiskey.
  2. People learned that the new government would execute violent protestors.
  3. The new government proved too weak to respond in times of crisis.
  4. People realized that the new government would not tolerate violent protests.
Which statement BEST expresses President Washington's beliefs about foreign policy?
  1. The United States should use force when aiding allies in international disputes.
  2. The United States should support permanent alliances with other nations.
  3. The United States should take a more active role in international affairs.
  4. The United States should not get involved in disputes between other nations.
The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions supported states' rights by
  1. creating two new states in the Northwest Territory.
  2. stating that states could nullify laws passed by Congress.
  3. adding new representatives to Congress.
  4. recommending that each state rewrite its constitution.
A                      was an organized political group.
Most members of the Republican Party were supportive of
  1. the monarchy of England.
  2. the revolutionaries in France.
  3. Alexander Hamilton.
  4. the federal government's policies.
Countries often establish taxes on imports and exports, also known as                .
  1. infrastructure
  2. trade deficit
  3. census
  4. tariff
Secretary of Treasury to George Washington was
  1. Jefferson
  2. Randolph
  3. Knox
  4. Hamilton
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
The inauguration is when
  1. The president moves into the White House
  2. The president makes a promise to be a good leader
  3. The president goes to a Justin Bieber concert
  4. The president passes a bill into law
Laws and actions that go against the United States Constitution are ruled to be                 .

Secretary of War to George Washington
  1. Jefferson
  2. Randolph
  3. Knox
  4. Hamilton
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.
What was the United States and France's meeting about treaties called?
  1. ABC Affair
  2. Plaza de Meeting
  3. XYZ Affair
  4. French Potatoes
A                 is a group of advisors to a head of state.
  1. legislator
  2. assistants
  3. cabinet
  4. right hand man
  1. happening often
  2. not favoring either side
  3. full of self-importance
  4. fertile
HIGHLIGHT is a synonym of:
  1. emphasize
  2. cross-out
  3. light up
  4. hide
How did the United States avoid war with France?
  1. Napoleon agreed to step down and restore the rights of the French people.
  2. Alexander Hamilton promoted the idea of an alliance with France.
  3. John Jay negotiated a treaty that put the United States on France's side, against the British.
  4. John Adams increased the size of the navy and persuaded Napoleon to stop seizing American merchant ships.
Which of the following led to tension between France and the United States during Adams's presidency?
  1. Treaty of Greenville
  2. Jay Treaty
  3. Treaty of Paris
  4. Declaration of Independence
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as
  1. Republicans
  2. Patriots
  3. Anti-federalists
  4. Federalists
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