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  1. In 1790, African-Americans made up:

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

    In 1790, black Americans numbered 750,000, almost one-fifth of the total population.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. In 1789 most Americans:

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

    Most Americans in 1789 were living off their own land in a barter economy.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. All of the following were part of Hamilton's program EXCEPT:

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

    Hamilton's program did include a whiskey tax
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Critics of Alexander Hamilton feared that his policies:

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

    Hamilton's opponents feared the power of a financial aristocracy, not that of state governments.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  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 power of the states versus the power of the national government.
    C)the constitutional right of elected officials to command militia units.
    D)whether the government could prohibit the manufacture of alcohol.
    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.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. In response to the French Revolution and the outbreak of war between Britain and France, President George Washington:

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

    Washington was convinced that in order to prosper the United States had to remain neutral in the conflicts between European powers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Jay's Treaty:

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

    Jay's treaty did remove British troops from the Northwest.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. In the XYZ affair:

    A)the United States agreed to end the Quasi-War.
    B)Adams broke with his party and sent a new peace commission to France.
    C)French officials demanded a bribe to negotiate with the United States.
    D)England agreed to abandon the forts in the Northwest.
    C)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.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. In response to the Sedition Act of 1798:

    A)Americans generally believed that strict controls should be placed on newspapers.
    B)Americans adopted a more absolute view of freedom of speech
    C)thousands of immigrants left the United States since they would not be able to vote for 14 years.
    D)South Carolina and Georgia threatened to secede from the Union.
    B)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.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  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)severely hurt Adams' prospects for reelection.
    C)was violated by both sides.
    D)gained the president the full support of the Federalist Party.
    B)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.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson was elected president by the:

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

    The House of Representatives broke a tie between Jefferson and Burr in 1800, awarding the election to Jefferson.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. With the election of 1800, Federalists firmly believed that:

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

    The Federalists believed the Republicans would reverse Federalist policy and destroy the nation.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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