AP American: Unit 3 Test

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  1. In most cities in teh East prior to the Civil War, the income gap between the rich and the poor was gradually narrowed.
  2. The population of New York grew dramatically due to the completion of the Erie Canal and becasue many Americans moved from agricultural regions to urban areas.
  3. In the doctrine of nullification, Calhoun argued
    A. fed govt creation of states
    B. states not congress should decide constitutionality of fed laws
    C. both A and B
    D. neither A nor B
  4. The Webster-Hayne debate was initiated by a political dispute over
    A. the sale of public land
    B. the two party system
    C. slavery
    D. relations with England
  5. The election campaign of 1840 saw the first influence of the "penny press" politics
  6. The era of good feelings following the War of 1812 reflected
    A. declinging violence in the West between the US and Indian tribes
    B. the end of political divisions in the US fed gov't
    C. rising nationalism and optimism in the US
    D. all of the above
  7. The Panic of 1819 followed a period of
    A. high foreign demand fro American agricultural goods
    B. a decline in land prices
    C. both A and B
    D. neither A nor B
  8. The adams-onis treaty dealt with the purchase of
    A. Louisiana
    B. Ohio
    C. Florida
    D. Texas
    C. Florida
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. The election of 1828
    A. was again decided in the House of reps
    B. saw the emergance of a new two party system
    C. saw Jackson sweep the entire mid-atlantic region
    D.began what was known as the era of the common man
  10. Eastern images of the West included lavish farm lands and much opportunity.
  11. The proposed Adams-Onis treaty dealt with the American purchase of
    A. Texas
    B. Ohio
    C. Florida
    D. Illinois
  12. The "corrupt bargin" involved
    A. the sale of underpriced public lands to friends
    B. politcal payoffs and bribery
    C. an illegal contract between the War Department and a private business
    D. a political deal in Congress to determine the presidential election results
  13. The election of 1828
    A. was again decided by the House of Representatives
    B. saw the emergence of a new two-party system
    C. saw Jackson sweep even New England
    D. saw Jackson compare his victory to George Washington's first victory
  14. What office did John C Calhoun hold when he put forth his doctrine of nullification?
    A. congressman
    B. Vice President
    C. Representative
    D. Secretary of State
  15. Calhoun drew his doctrine of nullification ideas from the
    A. Declaration of independance
    B. United States Constitution
    C. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    D. Both B and C
  16. Who said the following: "Our Federal Union- It must be preserved"?
    A. Andrew Jackson
    B. Robert Hayne
    C. John C Calhoun
    D. Daniel Webster
  17. Which amoung the following was not a factor in advances in journalism during the 1840s?
    A. The creation of a national cooperative news gathering organization
    B. The technological means to reproduce photographs in print
    C. The invention of the steam cylinder rotary press
    D. The telegraph system
  18. As th immigrant force in New England textile mills increased
    A. the workday grew shorter and wages declined
    B. payment by peice rate replaced a daily wage
    C. women and children were more likely to be replaced by men
    D. none of the above
  19. For most American farmers, the 1840s and 1850s were years of
    A. economic decline as more people moved to urban centers
    B. rising prosperity due to increased world demand for farm products
    C. extreme economic highs and lows brought on by volatile changes in demand
    D. economic growth in the west but decline in the east
  20. When he became president, John Tyler
    A. approved several internal improvement bills
    B. considered Andrew Jackson to be his political role model
    C. favored the recharter of the Bank of the United States
    D. was a Whig president who had once been a democrat
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. What was the purpose behind the doctrine of nullification?
    A. It reduced the political power of Andrew Jackson over the American people
    B. It was an alternative to a possible secession of South Carolina from the union
    C. It was a means to end the national bank
    D. It was created in order to support an increase in trade tariffs
  22. Thomas Dorr and his followers in Rhode Island wanted
    A. new restrictions placed on voting rights of the male population
    B. to replace the constitution of Rhode Island with their own
    C. both A and B
    D. neither A nor B
  23. In Worchester v. Georgia (1832), the Marshall Court consolidated federal authority over
    A. the states
    B. indian tribes
    C. both A and B
    D. neither A nor B
  24. The presidential administration of John Quincy Adams can best be described as
    A. plauged by financial corruption
    B. notable for its inablitily to carry out its policies
    C. most successful in its tariff policies
    D. highly sucessful in domestic policies, with little success in foreign policies
  25. During the Monroe Administration
    A. federal appointees were mostly drawn from the South
    B. Henry Clay became the Secretary of State
    C. The Federalist Party ceased to exist
    D. all of the above
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