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Chapter 9 Practice Quiz



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
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1. 

Which statement BEST expresses President Washington’s beliefs about foreign policy?
a.
The United States should use force when aiding allies in international disputes.
b.
The United States should support permanent alliances with other nations.
c.
The United States should take a more active role in international affairs.
d.
The United States should remain independent from disputes between other nations.
 

2. 

Which of the following resulted from the disagreement between President Adams and Alexander Hamilton about whether the United States should go to war?
a.
The Republican party split.
b.
The Federalist party split.
c.
The Republican party stopped supporting France.
d.
The Federalist party began supporting France.
 

3. 

Which of the following BEST explains why American leaders formed political parties?
a.
to end disagreements over policy
b.
to organize support for their views
c.
to unite farmers and merchants
d.
to follow Washington’s advice in his Farewell Address
 

4. 

Which of the following statements would Alexander Hamilton be most likely to agree with?
a.
“The Constitution should be strictly interpreted to prevent government abuses.”
b.
“A small federal government would protect individual freedom.”
c.
“The formation of political parties would lead to disaster.”
d.
“The United States should establish strong ties to Britain in order to promote trade.”
 

5. 

Why did the French Revolution lose support in the United States?
a.
The French wanted to stop trading with the United States.
b.
Thomas Jefferson withdrew his support of the French Revolution.
c.
Radicals in France had executed thousands of people in the name of reform.
d.
French reformers wanted protection for the basic rights of citizens.
 

6. 

Which of the following groups decided who won the presidential election of 1800?
a.
the people
c.
the Supreme Court
b.
the electoral college
d.
the House of Representatives
 

7. 

Which statement BEST summarizes how President Adams reacted to the crisis with France?
a.
Adams strengthened the navy and asked Congress to declare war.
b.
Adams strengthened the navy but kept the nation out of a war.
c.
To avoid war, Adams gave in to French demands for a bribe.
d.
To avoid war, Adams ignored French attacks on American ships.
 

8. 

Which statement BEST describes a major result of the Whiskey Rebellion?
a.
The new government halted the production of whiskey.
b.
People realized that the new government would execute violent protesters.
c.
The new government proved too weak to respond in times of crisis.
d.
People realized that the new government would not tolerate violent protests.
 

9. 

Which of the following could be said about President Washington during his first term?
a.
He agreed to be called “Your Highness.”
b.
He reduced the national debt.
c.
He called on Congress to set up a national bank.
d.
He set examples that are still followed by presidents today.
 

10. 

Which American leader believed that the violence of the French Revolution was justified?
a.
John Adams
c.
George Washington
b.
Alexander Hamilton
d.
Thomas Jefferson
 

11. 

Which statement represents the political views of Thomas Jefferson?
a.
For government to work effectively, the Constitution must be loosely interpreted.
b.
A strong federal government threatens the rights of the states.
c.
The United States should encourage manufacturing and the growth of cities.
d.
The United States should favor ties with Britain over ties with France.
 

12. 

Why was it difficult for the American government to maintain a neutrality policy?
a.
American merchants lost money when they traded with other nations.
b.
American merchants profited from trade with Britain and France.
c.
American sailors made money by seizing British cargo ships.
d.
Many Americans wanted to support Britain in its war with France.
 
 
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13. 

Which statement is BEST supported by the map?
a.
Votes throughout the country were evenly split in support of both parties.
b.
Federalists had strong support in the North.
c.
Republicans received no votes in the North.
d.
Federalists won the election.
 

14. 

How does the information on the map illustrate growing political tensions in the nation?
a.
Voters in every region were in agreement on the direction the nation should take.
b.
Voters followed George Washington’s warning against the rise of political parties.
c.
Different interests and political views were dividing regions of the country.
d.
Southern voters protested Federalist policies by refusing to vote in the election.
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson, 1798
“They have brought into the lower house a sedition
bill, which . . . undertakes to make printing certain
matters criminal. . . . Indeed this bill and the alien bill
both are so [against] the Constitution as to show they
mean to pay no respect to it.”
 

15. 

What are the “certain matters” that Jefferson is referring to in this quote?
a.
printing newspaper editorials in favor of the French Revolution
b.
printing bonds
c.
printing more money
d.
printing criticism of the government
 



 
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