US History Questions?

31. The colonial government under the Articles of Confederation was able to:
A. pay off all debts incurred during the Revolution.
B. force the British to leave their forts in the northwest.
C. establish a process for the division and sale of public lands.
D. end Spanish claims to territory in North America.
E. establish the first national bank.
32. Which of the following was not one of the ways Southern states made it
difficult for African Americans to secure the rights guaranteed by the 13th and
14th amendments?
A. They required voters to prove they could read and write.
B. They passed laws requiring racial separation on public transportation.
C. They conducted a reign of terror in Black communities.
D. They forced all former slaves to relocate.
E. They passed "grandfather clauses" that waived the literacy requirement for voting if
your grandfather had been entitled to vote.
33. What is the main reason France supported the United States during the
American Revolution?
A. France wanted to weaken Great Britain.
B. France expected large financial gains in return.
C. France supported the abolition of slavery.
D. France expected to increase the size of its holdings in southwestern America.
E. France supported the philosophical ideals of the American revolutionaries.
34. Supporters of the ideas of Social Darwinism:
A. claimed that the wealthy had no responsibility to society or the poor.
B. were convinced that wealth was the natural result of hard work and talent.
C. wanted to develop a communal society.
D. pressed for government regulation of new industry as the best way to protect the
environment.
E. believed the only way to solve the gap between rich and poor was to introduce an
income tax that would redistribute wealth.
35. Colonial assemblies usually exercised which of the following powers?

I. The power to approve appointments made by a governor
II. The power to declare war
III. The power to vote on taxes and expenditures
IV. The power to initiate legislation
V. The power to override a governor’s vetoes

A. I and II only
B. III and IV only
C. II, IV, and V only
D. I, II, and III only
E. All of the above
36. "We prefer our system of industry . . . by which our population doubles every
twenty years; by which starvation is unknown, and abundance crowns the
land; by which order is preserved by unpaid police, and the most fertile
regions of the world where the Caucasian cannot labor are brought into
usefulness by the labor of the African. . . . All we demand of other peoples is to
be let alone to work out our own high destinies."

This statement was most likely made by:
A. a settler in Kansas.
B. William Lloyd Garrison.
C. Daniel Webster.
D. a Southern slave owner.
E. a banker in Philadelphia.
37. Which of the following most accurately describes the Indian policy of the U.S.
government in the nineteenth century?
A. To remain neutral in disputes between Indian peoples
B. To "Americanize" Indians by offering them an education at White schools
C. To obtain Indian lands through treaty and relocate Indians to reservations
D. To persuade Indians to convert their lands into private property in exchange for
citizenship
E. To coerce Indians to work as agricultural laborers
38. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was one of the most important works of the
Revolutionary period because:
A. it was the first popular work to advocate complete independence from the king and
from Parliament.
B. it was one of the first written arguments in favor of women’s suffrage.
C. it attempted to persuade the public to support the Loyalists and reject calls for
independence.
D. it convinced the British government to increase its military presence in the colonies.
E. Paine was the first American intellectual to call for abolition.
39. The statement, "The incorporation of a bank, and the powers assumed by this
bill, have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States, by the
Constitution," was most likely made by:
A. Hamilton.
B. Adams.
C. Washington.
D. Monroe.
E. Jefferson.
40. In the decades after the Civil War, New England gradually ceased to be the
center of textile production in the United States because of industrial
development in:
A. the mid-Atlantic states.
B. the Southwest, which was newly connected to the east by railroads.
C. the Midwest.
D. the South.
E. Texas.

3 Responses to “US History Questions?”

  1. Feisty Says:

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    I’m sure all of these answers are in your textbooks and/or class notes. If not, this site will HELP you.

    http://www.ushistory.org/us/index.asp

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  2. Charles C Says:

    i could answer some of these but then id be doing your homework and then you wouldn’t be learning anything. i suggest you get of the wii and read the book.

  3. BubbleGum Says:

    32. either d or e…

    37.c