The University of the State of New York
REGENTS HIGH SCHOOL EXAMINATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., only Student Name ______________________________________________________________ School Name _______________________________________________________________ The possession or use of any communications device is strictly prohibited when taking this examination. If you have or use any communications device, no matter how briefly, your examination will be invalidated and no score will be calculated for you. Print your name and the name of your school on the lines above. A separate answer sheet for Part I has been provided to you. Follow the instructions from the proctor for completing the student information on your answer sheet. Then fill in the heading of each page of your essay booklet. This examination has three parts. You are to answer all questions in all parts. Use black or dark-blue ink to write your answers to Parts II, III A, and III B. Part I contains 50 multiple-choice questions. Record your answers to these questions as directed on the answer sheet. Part II contains one thematic essay question. Write your answer to this question in the essay booklet, beginning on page 1. Part III is based on several documents: Part III A contains the documents. When you reach this part of the test, enter your name and the name of your school on the first page of this section. Each document is followed by one or more questions. Write your answer to each question in this examination booklet on the lines following that question. Part III B contains one essay question based on the documents. Write your answer to this question in the essay booklet, beginning on page 7. When you have completed the examination, you must sign the declaration printed at the end of the answer sheet, indicating that you had no unlawful knowledge of the questions or answers prior to the examination and that you have neither given nor received assistance in answering any of the questions during the examination. Your answer sheet cannot be accepted if you fail to sign this declaration. DO NOT OPEN THIS EXAMINATION BOOKLET UNTIL THE SIGNAL IS GIVEN.
REGENTS EXAM IN U.S. HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Part I Answer all questions in this part. Directions (1–50): For each statement or question, record on your separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question. 1 Which geographic factor most directly influenced the location of the first English settlements in North America? (1) rivers along the Atlantic coast (2) availability of flat land in the Midwest (3) mild climate along the Gulf coast (4) forests throughout the Middle Colonies 2 The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights were significant influences on United States constitutional development because they (1) provided suffrage for all men and women (2) placed limits on the powers of the government (3) called for the abolition of slavery (4) supported the development of federalism 3 The Declaration of Independence contains a (1) proposal for reuniting the colonies and England (2) statement of grievances against the King of England (3) request for a treaty between the colonies and Spain (4) plan for organizing the western territories 4 Which set of events related to early America is in the correct chronological order? (1) inauguration of George Washington → passage of Stamp Act → Battle of Saratoga → French and Indian War (2) Battle of Saratoga → French and Indian War → passage of Stamp Act → inauguration of George Washington (3) French and Indian War → passage of Stamp Act → Battle of Saratoga → inauguration of George Washington (4) passage of Stamp Act → French and Indian War → inauguration of George Washington → Battle of Saratoga 5 Critics of the Articles of Confederation argued that it (1) imposed unfair taxes on...