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  1. In 1790, African-Americans made up:

    A)roughly one-fifth of the U.S. population.
    B)nearly half of the U.S. population.
    C)less than 5 percent of the nation's population.
    D)almost three-quarters of the U.S. population.
    A)roughly one-fifth of the U.S. population.

    In 1790, black Americans numbered 750,000, almost one-fifth of the total population.
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  2. In 1789 most Americans:

    A)were commercial farmers engaged in international trade.
    B)were outside the commercial economy.
    C)lived in cities and towns along the coast.
    D)were semi-subsistence farmers in the trans-Appalachian West.
    B)were outside the commercial economy.

    Most Americans in 1789 were living off their own land in a barter economy.
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  3. All of the following were part of Hamilton's program EXCEPT:

    A)funding and assumption.
    B)prohibiting trade with Britain.
    C)a tax on whiskey
    D)a national bank.
    B)prohibiting trade with Britain.

    Hamilton's program did include a whiskey tax
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  4. Critics of Alexander Hamilton feared that his policies:

    A)would create a huge federal deficit.
    B)posed a serious threat to Americans' liberties.
    C)were too democratic for a republican form of government.
    D)would give too much power to the state governments.
    B)posed a serious threat to Americans' liberties.

    Hamilton's opponents feared the power of a financial aristocracy, not that of state governments.
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  5. Alexander Hamilton believed the fundamental issue of the Whiskey Rebellion to be:

    A)over the authority of the national government to enforce its policies.
    B)the constitutional right of elected officials to command militia units.
    C)whether the government could prohibit the manufacture of alcohol.
    D)the power of the states versus the power of the national government.
    A)over the authority of the national government to enforce its policies.

    Hamilton viewed the Whiskey Rebellion as fundamentally a dispute over the authority of the federal government to enforce its laws.
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  6. In response to the French Revolution and the outbreak of war between Britain and France, President George Washington:

    A)removed Jefferson from his cabinet.
    B)proclaimed American neutrality
    C)formed a military alliance with Britain.
    D)declared the United States would maintain its military alliance with France.
    B)proclaimed American neutrality

    Washington was convinced that in order to prosper the United States had to remain neutral in the conflicts between European powers.
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  7. Jay's Treaty:

    A)secured the evacuation of British troops from the Northwest.
    B)was rejected by the Senate.
    C)officially ended the U.S. alliance with France.
    D)removed all restrictions on American trade with Britain.
    A)secured the evacuation of British troops from the Northwest.

    Jay's treaty did remove British troops from the Northwest.
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  8. In the XYZ affair:

    A)French officials demanded a bribe to negotiate with the United States.
    B)Adams broke with his party and sent a new peace commission to France.
    C)England agreed to abandon the forts in the Northwest.
    D)the United States agreed to end the Quasi-War.
    A)French officials demanded a bribe to negotiate with the United States.

    The XYZ Affair occurred when French officials demanded a bribe to open negotiations regarding French raids on American ships.
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  9. In response to the Sedition Act of 1798:

    A)thousands of immigrants left the United States since they would not be able to vote for 14 years.
    B)South Carolina and Georgia threatened to secede from the Union.
    C)Americans generally believed that strict controls should be placed on newspapers.
    D)Americans adopted a more absolute view of freedom of speech
    D)Americans adopted a more absolute view of freedom of speech

    The Sedition Act led the way for a new view of freedom of the press, which made only overtly seditious acts and not opinions subject to prosecution.
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  10. The peace treaty John Adams signed with France in 1800:

    A)helped discredit Alexander Hamilton and ensure that Adams would control the Federalist Party.
    B)gained the president the full support of the Federalist Party.
    C)was violated by both sides.
    D)severely hurt Adams' prospects for reelection.
    D)severely hurt Adams' prospects for reelection.

    Adams' treaty drove Hamilton's wing of the Federalist party into revolt and ruined his own chances of re-election.
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  11. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson was elected president by the:

    A)Electoral College.
    B)state legislatures.
    C)people.
    D)House of Representatives
    D)House of Representatives

    The House of Representatives broke a tie between Jefferson and Burr in 1800, awarding the election to Jefferson.
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  12. With the election of 1800, Federalists firmly believed that:

    A)Jefferson would advance the policies of John Adams.
    B)the republic had failed.
    C)the Republican policies would ensure the survival of the new nation.
    D)their policies had been entrenched and would guarantee the success of the republic.
    B)the republic had failed.

    The Federalists believed the Republicans would reverse Federalist policy and destroy the nation.
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