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The Jefferson Era

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  • Q1
    In the Election of 1800, the vote in the Electoral College ended in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, the Democratic-Republican candidates for president and vice-president, respectively. What was the major reason for this problem?
    Members of the Electoral College voted for one person, but that person was not required to win by a majority of votes, only the most votes.
    Members of the Electoral College voted for two people, but they were not required to say which should be president and which should be vice president.
    Members of the Electoral College voted for two people, but they did not have to specify the political party of the candidates on their ballots, ending in a tie between two Democratic-Republican candidates.
    Members of the Electoral College were not required to follow the wishes of the voter in their home states, leading some electors to repeatedly switch their votes.
  • Q2
    “With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address Which statement describes Jefferson’s views about the proper role of the federal government?
    Jefferson believed that the federal government should play a limited role to keep people safe but otherwise leave them free to follow their own pursuits.
    Jefferson believed that the federal government should be frugal and stay out of debt and that taxes on those who worked were necessary to meet that goal.
    Jefferson believed that a wise and strong central government with the ability to use implied powers when needed was necessary to keep people safe.
    Jefferson believed that the federal government should used its powers to regulate the economy but otherwise leave people free to follow their own pursuits.
  • Q3
    Which of the following was a key principle of judicial review established by Marbury v. Madison?
    The judicial branch can declare laws unconstitutional.
    Laws passed by Congress must be carried out.
    The Supreme Court has jurisdiction only in matters of federal law, not state law.
    State law must be followed when there is a conflict with any other law.
  • Q4
    Which event played a direct role in the United States’ acquisition of the Louisiana Territory?
    Tecumseh’s formation of a Native American confederacy
    the capture of the U.S. warship Philadelphia by pirates in Tripoli
    Napoleon’s refusal to sell New Orleans and West Florida to the United States
    Toussaint L’Ouverture’s revolution in Santo Domingo
  • Q5
    Which choice correctly lists places on Lewis and Clark’s journey in the correct chronological order?
    Missouri River; Great Plains; Pikes Peak; St. Louis
    St. Louis; Missouri River; Pikes Peak; Rio Grande
    St. Louis; Missouri River; Columbia River; Pacific Ocean
    Missouri River; Mississippi River; New Orleans; Gulf of Mexico
  • Q6
    Which of the following conclusions is supported by the information in this graph?
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    Both imports and exports reached their lowest levels after the Embargo Act and during the War of 1812.
    Imports dropped during the War of 1812 but exports remained steady.
    When the Embargo Act was passed, the balance of trade was the highest it had been since 1800.
    Imports and exports declined after passage of the Embargo Act but returned to peak levels after passage of the Nonintercourse Act.
  • Q7
    Which choice completes this flow chart about this flow chart about Tecumseh's actions?
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    Battle of Horsehead Bend
    Battle of the Thames
    Battle of Tippecanoe
    Battle of Lake Erie
  • Q8
    Which British practice was a violation of neutral rights?
    US trading
  • Q9
    The Supreme Court reviewing and ruling on acts of other branches of the government is called
    judicial review.
    law review.
    supreme ruling.
  • Q10
    What decided the election of 1800?
    the House of Representatives
    the popular vote
    the Electoral College
    the Senate

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