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5.1 Washington's Presidency

Quiz by Catherine Chesser

Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1

    Why did Alexander Hamilton think a national bank would strengthen the central government? 

    The bank would encourage foreign competition for manufactured goods.

    The bank would help provide stability for the U.S. Economy

    The bank would create a monopoly that would eliminate state banks.

    The bank would have the power to regulate interstate commerce.

  • Q2

    Which of the following is the best example of an early U.S. struggle to define the domestic authority of the central government? 

    The Whiskey Rebellion

    The war of 1812

    The XYZ Affair

    The Barbary Wars

  • Q3

    The Whiskey Rebellion challenged the idea that - 

    the federal government could raise tariffs to protect industries

    a national court system was needed for resolving disputes between states

    the federal government had the power to pass and enforce tax laws

    a national military was needed for dealing with foreign threats

  • Q4

    Which action completes this diagram? 

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    establish a national bank

    oversee state government agencies

    regulate the creation of new businesses

    eliminate protective tariffs

  • Q5

    According to Alexander Hamilton, which action was necessary to ensure the stability of the nation's economy?

    The passage of a trade embargo against Great Britain

    The creation of a trade alliance with France

    The establishment of a national bank

    The abolition of consumption taxes

  • Q6

    Which problem did George Washington encounter when he became president? 

    Southern States were threatening to secede from the Union

    The United States had large debts from the American Revolution

    The Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced with a stronger Constitution

    Great Britain was refusing to trade with the United States

  • Q7

    Read the excerpt and answer the question. Why did President Washington give this advice about the future of U.S. foreign policy? 

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    To encourage economic growth through the transatlantic slave trade

    To use trade embargoes to stay neutral

    To avoid being drawn into European wars

    To end European colonization in the Western Hemisphere

  • Q8

    The idea expressed in this quote is that the United States should avoid

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    being part of a global trade network

    allowing U.S. Citizens to emigrate

    becoming involved in the political affairs of other countries

    establishing U.S. territories overseas

  • Q9

    Which phrase demonstrates President Washington's recommendation that the United States should avaoid permanent allinaces? 

    A free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most [harmful enemies] of Republican government

    Of all the habits which lead to political prosperity; religion and morality are indispensible supports... Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions of general diffusion of knowledge. 

    The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always [praise] the just pride of Patriotism

    As a very important source of strength & security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as [rarely] as possible

  • Q10

    Which president established these traditions for the executive branch?

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    John Adams

    James Madison

    Thomas Jefferson

    George Washington

  • Q11

    Which phrase completes this excerpt? 

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    colonial Settlements

    territorial Disputes

    protective Tariffs

    permanent Alliances


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