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  • Q1
    The principle of federalism as established by the United States Constitution provides for the
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    division of power between the state governments and the national government
    separation of powers of the three branches of government
    placement of ultimate sovereignty in the hands of the state governments
    division of power between the state governments and the national government
    120s
  • Q2
    The outcome of the Whiskey Rebellion (1794) strengthened the authority of the
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    national government
    State Government
    Territorial Government
    Local Police
    120s
  • Q3
    Which foreign policy advice did George Washington give in his Farewell Address of 1796?
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    A new and weak nation should ally itself with the stronger nations of Europe
    The United States has the right to intervene in a Latin American nation when necessary.
    European countries should not try to establish new colonies in the Western Hemisphere.
    The new nation should avoid permanent alliances with any other nation of the world.
    120s
  • Q4
    "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible." –George Washington (Farewell Address, 1796) This statement helped establish the United States foreign policy called
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    Containment
    Imperialism
    Neutrality
    Internationalism
    120s
  • Q5
    The creation of the presidential cabinet and political Parties are examples of
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    Separation of Powers
    Elastic Clause
    Judicial Review
    The Unwritten Constitution
    120s
  • Q6
    During George Washington’s presidency, the authority of the federal government was strengthened by the
    n of a military alliance with England
    establishment of a national language
    elimination of political parties
    suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion
    120s
  • Q7
    President George Washington’s leadership during the Whiskey Rebellion (1794) was important because it
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    halted British fort construction in the Northwest
    helped assure his reelection to a third term
    showed the ability of the new government to enforce federal law
    forced frontier farmers to limit grain production
    120s
  • Q8
    From 1798 to 1800, following the XYZ Affair, the United States waged an undeclared Naval War against which country
    France
    England
    Coney Island
    Spain
    120s
  • Q9
    "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute." To what was this popular slogan referring?
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    Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    The Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Jay Treaty
    XYZ Affair
    120s
  • Q10
    The foreign policies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe were similar in that they each
    attempted to avoid involvement in European affairs
    wanted to help the french for their help during the revolutionary war
    failed to acquire new territory
    supported wars against England
    120s
  • Q11
    The passage of the alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, the McCarthy hearings in the 1950s, and the passage of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 created controversy because they
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    limited the power of the executive branch
    raised questions about the protection of civil liberties
    created alliances with foreign governments
    required large sums of money to enforce
    120s
  • Q12
    "Congress Passes alien and Sedition Acts'' "Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus'' "Wilson Signs 1918 Sedition Act" These headlines show that the federal government can....
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    raise armies without informing the public
    require citizens to be witnesses against themselves
    station troops in a person's home at any time
    restrict citizens' rights in times of crisis
    120s
  • Q13
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798) held that states could nullify (cancel) the alien and Sedition Acts because these laws
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    placed an unfair tax on whiskey made by western farmers
    violated the Constitution
    established limits on universal suffrage
    repealed the Northwest Ordinance
    120s
  • Q14
    What was a primary goal of President Thomas Jefferson’s 1803 decision to purchase the Louisiana Territory?
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    securing access to the iron ore deposits near the Great Lakes
    studying Native American Indian societies
    gaining control of the port of New Orleans
    mining gold and silver in California
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  • Q15
    Adherence to a strict interpretation of the Constitution would have prevented President Thomas Jefferson from
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    receiving ambassadors
    writing “State of the Union” messages
    commissioning military officers
    making the Louisiana Purchase
    120s

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