1996 Apush Exam

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AP United States History

Test Answer Explanations: 1996

1. The principal motivation for drafting the Bill of Rights was the desire to: Protect rights not specified in the Constitution.
The correct answer (B) was chosen by 93% of test takers.

2. Which of the following statements about the “American System” is correct? It was designed to meet the nation’s need for economic progress and self-sufficiency. The correct answer (D) was chosen by 70% of test takers.

3. In 1861 the North went to war with the South primarily to: Preserve the Union
The correct answer (C) was chosen by 90% of test takers.

4. Which of the following statements best describes the clothing industry in the late nineteenth century? The sewing machine made mass manufacturing of clothing possible and clothing more affordable. The correct answer (E) was chosen by 82% of test takers.

5. Woodrow Wilson hardened Senate opposition to the Treaty of Versailles by his refusal to compromise on the issue of: The unconditional adherence of the United Stated to the charter of the League of Nations The correct answer (E) was chosen by 80% of test takers.

6. Which of the following best describes the Harlem Renaissance? An outpouring of Black artistic and literary creativity.
The correct answer (B) was chosen by 92% of test takers.

7. Which of the following best describes the experience of Americans of Japanese descent during the Second World War? They were forced from their homes and businesses on the West Coast into detention camps. The correct answer (D) was chosen by 91% of test takers.

8. Students staged a sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960 to protest: Segregation of public facilities.
The correct answer (C) was chosen by 62% of test takers.

9. The Proclamation of 1763 did which of the following?
Set a boundary along the crest of the Appalachians beyond which the English colonists were forbidden to settle. The correct answer (D) was chosen by 66% of test takers.

10. Which of the following contributed most to the American victory in the Revolution? French military and financial assistance.
The correct answer (A) was chosen by 74% of test takers.

11. When Thomas Jefferson said in 1801, “We are all republicans—we are all federalists,” he meant that: The principles of American government were above party politics The correct answer (D) was chosen by 80% of test takers.

12. Which of the following stressed the importance of individual aspiration, self-reliance, dissent, and nonconformity? Ralph Waldo Emerson
The correct answer (B) was chosen by 77% of test takers.

13. All of the following account for nativist sentiment against the “new immigrants” of the late nineteenth century EXCEPT that the immigrants: Dominated the professions of law, medicine, and engineering. The correct answer (E) was chosen by 83% of test takers.

14. During the First World War, the Committee on Public Information issued propaganda to persuade the American people of all of the following EXCEPT: Congress should reject the League of Nations

The correct answer (E) was chosen by 73% of test takers.

15. The objective of the Bonus Expeditionary Force that marched on Washington, DC in 1932 was to obtain: Payment of money to veterans of the First World War
The correct answer (D) was chosen by 82% of test takers.

16. The Supreme Court Case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka directly contradicted the legal principle established by: Plessy v. Ferguson
The correct answer (C) was chosen by 82% of test takers.

17. Which of the following was true of a married woman in the colonial era? She generally lost control of her property when she married. The correct answer (C) was chosen by 79% of test takers.

18. President Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation of 1793 was issued in response to: French diplomatic overtures to invoke...
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