1. What action did Thomas Jefferson take despite questions about constitutional provisions allowing it?
He built a home at Monticello.
He authorized the Louisiana Purchase.
He sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition.
He appointed a speaker of the House.
2. Which of the following issues challenged George Washington and the new nation during his presidency?
eliminating political parties that had developed during the Constitutional Convention
building a fleet of ships to protect the coast
putting the nation’s finances in order
choosing and sending ambassadors to Europe
3. The purchase of what land doubled the size of the United States and provided control of the Mississippi River?
The Northwest Territory
The Louisiana Territory
The Florida Territory
The Wisconsin Territory
4. Which president favored laws restricting the rights of immigrants?
5. Which presidency was responsible for the Alien and Sedition Acts, which restricted the rights of immigrants and government critics?
6. What was one outcome of the constitutional debate surrounding Hamilton’s financial plan?
An amendment was passed and ratified to describe the duties of the U.S. Treasury.
Hamilton lost his chance to become president.
The roles of both the Senate and House of Representatives were strengthened.
The Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties were formed and grew.
7. Which of the following was not an element of Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan for the United States?
creating a national bank
reducing the national debt
creating state banks
promoting loyalty to the federal government
8. What were the key points of George Washington’s Farewell Address?
the strength of agriculture, the need for Congress, and the importance of states’ rights
the power of the Bill of Rights, the need for strong leadership, and the benefit of taxes
the need for military strength, the importance of the presidency, and the power in foreign alliances
the importance of neutrality, the danger of political parties, and the need for federal unity
9. Which statement describes the views of the Federalist Party?
Ordinary citizens could not be trusted with political power.
There should be a strong federal government.
Powers not expressly given to the federal government belonged to the states.
The Supreme Court should have federal jurisdiction over the legislative branch.
10. What is the Bill of Rights?
payment made to England during Washington’s presidency
the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, guaranteeing individual rights
the part of the French Revolution that mirrored the American Revolution
the part of the Constitution that describes the role of the Supreme Court
11. Who became the president in the election of 1800?
12. What does the highlighted portion of this map illustrate?
the Northwest Ordinance
the Native American Cession
the Missouri Compromise
the Louisiana Purchase
13. Which of the following became states out of land acquired by the Louisiana Purchase?
Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri
Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky
Minnesota, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas
Wisconsin, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa
14. What treaty ended the War of 1812 and set up a peaceful process for resolving future disputes?
Treaty of Ghent
Peace of 1815
Treaty of Paris of 1814
Washington and London Agreement
15. When the War of 1812 ended, what was the outcome?
The British got a large part of the Louisiana Purchase despite losing New Orleans.
The war was actually a draw, and both sides reverted to their positions before the war.
The United States got the rights to the Mississippi River and all of its tributaries.
Both the British and the Americans lost territory and the French gained territory while they were fighting.
16. The United States changed in the period following the War of 1812. Which group best describes some of those changes?
17. Who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court for most of the first 35 years of the nineteenth century?
John Quincy Adams
18. Why was there great concern about admitting Missouri as a slave state?
There would be more slave states than free states.
Transporting slaves to Missouri was difficult.
It meant that Maine could not have slaves.
The Louisiana Purchase had required that there be no slave states within the territory.
19. Which group includes leaders that worked for compromise on issues dividing the North, South, and West during the Monroe era?
Meriweather Lewis, William Clark, Andrew Jackso