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The New Republic passed a major test when...
power was peacefully transferred from the conservative Federalists to the more liberal Jeffersonainsin the election of 1800.
The Founders failed to eliminate slavery because...
a fight over slavery mightdestroy national unity.
As ____ warned, "173 despots [in a legislature] would surely be as oppressive as one."
As a result of the Revolution, many state capitals were relocated westward
- -because better roads now made this territory more easily accessible.
- -due to a fear of British capture.
- -because water routes were now opened to the interior regions.
- -to get them away from the haughty eastern seaports.
The Articles of Confederation were finally approved when...
all states claiming westernlands surrendered them to the national government
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787...
established a procedurefor governing the Old Northwest territory.
Shays's Rebellion was provoked by
foreclosures on themortgages of backcountry farmers.
The Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention worked out an acceptable scheme for...
apportioning congressional representation.
Which of the following is a compromise in the Constitution?
Continuation of the foreign slave trade
The federalists believe that the sovereignty of the people resided in which branch of the central government?
The most important contribution of the seagoing privateers during the Revolutionary War was that they
captured hundreds of British merchant ships.
The colonists suffered their heaviest losses of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of
Who was the American diplomat that negotiated the Model Treaty with France?
In late 1776 and early 1777, George Washington helped restore confidence in America's military by
defeating the Hessians at Trenton and the British at Princeton.
Loyalists were least numerous in
Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense
called for American independence and the creation of a democratic republic
In a republic, power...
comes from the people themselves
King George III officially declared the colonies in rebellion just after...
The Battle of Bunker Hill
As commander of America's Revolutionary army, George Washington exhibited all of the following except...
-sense of justice
When the Second Continental Congress met in 1775...
there was no well-definedsentiment for independence.
The soldier and explorer whose leadership earned him the title "Father of New France" was ...?
Samuel de Champlain.
The Jesuit priests, despite their initial failure in gaining converts, played a vital role because...
of their exploration and workas geographers.
French motives in the New World included the desire to...?
compete with Spain for an empire in America.
The War of Jenkins's Ear resulted in
British troops being involved in every territory in North America.
The reason Britain needed to control the OhioValley was to
link their Canadian holdings with those of the lower Mississippi Valley
In the colonial wars before 1754, Americans
demonstrated an astonishing lack of unity.
Arrange the following events in chronological order: (A) George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity; (B) General Edward Braddock is defeated near Fort Duquesne; (C) British troops capture Louisbourg in their first significant victory of the French and Indian War; and (D) General James Wolfe's army defeats Montcalm's on the Plains of Abraham.
During the Seven Years' War...
British officials weredisturbed by the lukewarm support of many colonials.
The Proclamation of 1763 was designed mainly to
work out a fair settlement of the Indian problem.