History Quiz 6
The Sedition Act was aimed primarily at:
Republican newspaper editors.
Shays’s Rebellion was led by:
According to the Constitution, the president has the authority to do all of the following, EXCEPT:
resign and choose his successor.
The Federalist essays were written by:
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay.
Madison decided to support Hamilton’s debt proposals in return for an agreement to:
relocate the nation capital southward.
After Shays’s Rebellion:
there were numerous calls promoting a stronger central government.
Madison’s Virginia Plan:
would create a two-house Congress.
Opposition to Hamilton’s excise tax on whiskey was strongest among:
The Constitutional Convention’s most gifted political philosopher and the man who emerged as its central figure was:
The Constitution was to be considered ratified as soon as it had been approved by:
nine of the states.
After the Revolutionary War, American trade with Britain:
resumed, but without access to the West Indies.
The 640-acre sections created by the Land Ordinance of 1785:
were part of six-square-mile townships.
One key element of Hamilton’s program to encourage manufacturing was his proposal for:
high protective tariffs.
Which of the following gave the Confederation government the most trouble?
The Federalist argued that:
the size and diversity of the large new country would make it impossible for any one faction to control the government.
Washington’s farewell address:
opposed permanent alliances.
Under President Adams, a war between the United States and France:
was an undeclared naval conflict.
One serious economic problem under the Articles of Confederation was:
a shortage of “hard money.”
The Constitution addressed slavery by:
counting slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of apportionment.
encouraged Americans to attack English and Spanish vessels.
Alexander Hamilton’s basic vision of America was to make it:
a vibrant capitalist power.
Jefferson’s election in 1800:
had to be settled by the House of Representatives
The Federalist Number 10 explains how a republic can:
be successful in a large, diverse society.
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions argued that:
states could nullify federal laws.
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787:
banned slavery in the Northwest.
The emergence of political parties:
reflected basic philosophical differences between Jefferson and Hamilton.
The Constitutional Convention, which assembled in May 1787, was supposed to:
revise the Articles of Confederation.
The Founding Fathers viewed the most “democratic” branch of the government as the:
House of Representatives.
Shays’s Rebellion broke out in:
The Great Compromise:
settled the question of congressional representation.
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