1. Alexander Hamilton’s economic program was designed primarily to (A) prepare the United States for war in the event Britain failed to vacate its posts in the Northwest (B) provide a platform for the fledgling Federalist Party’s 1792 campaign (C) establish the financial stability and credit of the new government (D) ensure northern dominance over the southern states in order to abolish slavery (E) win broad political support for his own candidacy for the presidency in 1792 2. The development of the early nineteenth-century concept of “separate spheres” for the sexes encouraged all of the following EXCEPT (A) acceptance of a woman as the intellectual equal of a man (B) idealization of the “lady”
(C) designation of the home as the appropriate place for a woman (D) emphasis on child care as a prime duty of a woman
(E) establishment of a moral climate in the home
3. The presidential election of 1840 is often considered the first “modern” election because (A) the slavery issue was first raised in this campaign
(B) there was a very low turnout of eligible voters
(C) voting patterns were similar to those later established in the 1890’s (D) both parties for the first time widely campaigned among all the eligible voters (E) a second era of good feeling had just come to a close, marking a new departure in politics
4. The graph above refutes which of the following statements? (A) There were more Black people than White people in the antebellum South. (B) Most southern families held slaves.
(C) Most southern families lived in rural areas.
(D) The southern population was much smaller than that of the North. (E) Slaveholders were an extremely powerful group.
5. Frederick Jackson Turner’s “frontier hypothesis” focused on the importance of (A) the traditions of western European culture
(B) the absence of a feudal aristocracy
(C) Black people and Black slavery
(D) the conflict between capitalists and workers
(E) the existence of cheap unsettled land
6. During the closing decades of the nineteenth century, farmers complained about all of the following EXCEPT (A) rising commodity prices
(B) high interest charges
(C) high freight rates
(D) high storage costs
(E) large middleman profits
7. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine did which of the following? (A) Prohibited United States intervention in the Caribbean.
(B) Warned against European seizure of the Panama Canal.
(C) Sought to end the wave of nationalization of American-owned property in the Caribbean. (D) Declared the United States to be the “policeman” of the Western Hemisphere. (E) Provided United States military support for democratic revolutions in Latin America. 8. One of the principal reasons the “noble experiment” of Prohibition failed was that it led to an enormous increase in (A) drinking among minors
(B) absenteeism among factory workers
(C) the divorce rate
(D) child abuse
(E) law enforcement costs
9. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a Supreme Court decision that (A) was a forerunner of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
(B) established free public colleges in the United States
(C) declared racially segregated public schools inherently unequal (D) established free public elementary and secondary schools in the United States (E) provided for federal support of parochial schools
10. Joseph McCarthy’s investigative tactics found support among many Americans because (A) evidence substantiated his charges against the army
(B) there was widespread fear of communist infiltration of the United States (C) both Truman and Eisenhower supported him
(D) he worked closely with the FBI
(E) he correctly identified numerous communists working in the State Department 11. The Tet offensive of 1968 during the Vietnam War demonstrated that (A) bombing North Vietnam had severely curtailed Vietcong supplies (B) the army of South Vietnam was in control of the South
(C) American strategy was working
(D) a negotiated settlement was in the near future
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