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1

Alexander Hamilton used Publius as his penn name

True

2

The Anti-Federalists immediately supported the ratification of the constitution.

False

3

Popular sovereignty is the idea that the ultimate source of governmental power lies in the people.

True

4

Changes to the Declaration of Independence are called amendments.

False

5

Federalism is the unity of powers of national and state levels of government.

False

6

The American core value of individualism never caused problems with a confederation government.

False

7

With the creation of a senate and the House of Representatives, the constitutional convention reached a compromise.

True

8

Patrick Henry originally opposed the constitution.

True

9

The framers of the constitution generally recognize that man is inherently sinful.

True

10

George Washington was tempted to accept an offer to be America's king

False

11

During the very first session of congress, James Madison said, "We are in a wilderness without a single footstep to guide. Our successors will have an easier task."

True

12

Thomas Jefferson was America's very first head of the state department.

True

13

The Judiciary Act of 1798 set the number of Supreme Court justices at 6.

False

14

Assumption was the governments release of all state debts into state hands.

False

15

Those who advocated less flexibility on a given constitutional issue were called loose constructionists.

False

16

Under the Jay Treaty, America came out on top due to the strong bargaining position of a powerful navy.

False

17

During the Whiskey Rebellion, president Washington himself led the troops that went out and put it down.

True

18

Daniel Boone was known as one of America's greatest politicians.

False

19

The Alien and Sedition acts greatly expanded free speech acts in the U.S.

False

20

The Judiciary Act of 1801 decreased the number of federal judges.

False

21

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were two very important republican leaders.

True

22

Henry Knox was the first head of the war department.

True

23

Hamilton had nothing to do with the report on public credit.

False

24

The federalists favored a pro-British policy.

True

25

John Adams was a republican.

False

26

Daniel Webster was the only member of John Tyler's cabinet to resign.

False

27

John Tyler was the first Vice President to become president due to the president dying while in office.

True

28

The Oregon trail was one of the main trails that led settlers west.

True

29

Santa Anna was dictator of Mexico during Texas' fight for independence.

True

30

The idea of Manifest Destiny - that America was not providentially ordained to possess the North American continent.

False

31

President Tyler was very popular within the Whig Party.

False

32

President Jackson was more than willing to annex Texas.

False

33

President Polk wanted to raise the tariff and do away with the independent treasury system.

False

34

Britain wanted the Oregon boundary to be drawn along the Colorado River.

False

35

The Santa Fe trail involved trade with the Spanish.

True

36

One of Lincoln's three main purposes in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation was to encourage blacks to join the Union war effort.

True

37

One of the two reasons that the Union wanted to control the Mississippi River was to split the Confederacy.

True

38

The clash between the Monitor and the Merrimac was a significant event in US naval history.

True

39

Winfield Scott's plan to win the war was called the "Anaconda Plan".

True

40

Confederates successfully followed-up on their victory at the First Battle of Manassas

False

41

Isolationist sentiment was one of the forces that pushed the United States into World War II.

False

42

Italy conquered Egypt in the 1930s

False

43

After Japan seized French Indochina, FDR caved-in and removed the US oil embargo on them.

False

44

The Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last gamble to win the war in Western Europe.

True

45

Okinawa was captured by American forces and served as a launching point for the final assault in Japan.

True

46

Operation Torch took place in North Africa

True

47

Several states set a "Victory Speed" of 35 mph during World War II to conserve gasoline.

True

48

Anschluss was the union of Germany and Austria

True

49

Kyoto was the other Japanese city to be destroyed by a US A-bomb

False