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PERIOD 4: 1800-1848
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NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.1

The following questions refer to the excerpt below.
“It is an important and consoling FACT, that it is already ascertained from the returns of the electoral votes, that JOHN ADAMS has been reelected President of the United States., by a MAJORITY OF ALL THE FREE PEOPLE THEREOF. This fact ought to be proclaimed to the world, that the reputation of our country may not sink in the estimation of the wise and good of other countries: - who will regret that any policy shall impose on the United States a Chief Magistrate elected by the influence of Negro slaves…
Columbian Centinel , December 24, 1800

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1. Which of the following is true about the article?

A)

It favors the Democratic –Republican party

B)

It is biased toward the Federalist party

C)

It has a non-biased view in proclaiming a winner

D)

One can see support for the Anti–Federalists

2. Which of the following best describes the shift in political power that was in progress at this juncture in history?



A)

Based on the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, the United States moved to empower all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.

B)

Over time, the nation transitioned to a more participatory democracy whereby virtually all adult white men could vote.

C)

Due to the inefficiencies of the Articles of Confederation, the political power of the states was strengthened significantly.

D)

Because of immigration and settlement patterns, the vote of the Southern states was amplified as its population grew.

3. By the 1820s, the Federalist Party of John Adams would be largely replaced by



A)

the Whig Party.

B)

the Anti-Federalist Party.

C)

the Republican Party.

D)

the Democratic Party.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.2



The following questions refer to the excerpt below.
“The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution, can become the law of the land, is a question deeply interesting to the United States, but, happily, not of an intimacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognize certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established to decide it… Thus, the particular phraseology of the constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument…”
Chief Justice John Marshall, 1803

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4. In this excerpt, “the law of the land”

A)

has to abide by the Constitution.

B)

must go through several phases before it becomes law.

C)

is void if it only recognizes certain principles.

D)

is a real concern as no one in the United States knows what it is.

5. Under the leadership of John Marshall, the Supreme Court established its authority to



A)

defend the growth of slavery.

B)

limit the territorial expansion of the nation.

C)

invalidate commercial contracts.

D)

establish the meaning of the Constitution.

6. Which of the following best explains the significance of decisions like this one?



A)

They limited the national government’s authority to respond to economic issues.

B)

They established the supremacy of federal laws over state laws.

C)

They opened the door for the abolition of slavery.

D)

They limited the extension of property rights.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.3



The following questions refer to the image below.
North Wind Picture Archives / Alamy
William Clark sketch of Flathead Indians in his diary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-1806

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7. Which of the following was the main reason for the Louisiana Purchase?



A)

The U.S. wanted to dominate the North American continent

B)

The acquisition of new lands for farming and markets

C)

The extension of slavery

D)

To build canals and roads

8. The immediate impact of the Louisiana Territory was that it



A)

doubled the size of the United States.

B)

allowed for slavery to enter the territory.

C)

led to war between the United States and the Iroquois.

D)

brought about conflicts with Spain, Britain, and France.

9. Subsequent interactions between Americans and the American Indians would lead to



A)

Court-ordered protection of American Indian property rights.

B)

a decline in federal intervention in Western territories.

C)

a series of wars between the two groups.

D)

a decline in the production of cotton in the South.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.4



The following questions refer to the excerpt below.
“The spirit of improvement is abroad upon the earth. It stimulates the hearts and sharpens the faculties not of our fellow-citizens alone, but of the nations of Europe and of their rulers. While dwelling with pleasing satisfaction upon the superior excellence of our political institutions, let us not be unmindful that liberty is power; that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon the earth, and that the tenure of power by man is , in the moral purposes of his Creator, upon condition that is shall be excercised to ends of beneficience, to improve the condition of himself and his fellowmen.”
John Quincy Adams, 1825

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10. One result of the extension of John Quincy Adams’ argument about the ultimate goal for the nation, as presented here was

A)

the rise of reform movements.

B)

the abolition of slavery.

C)

the growth of the Democratic Party.

D)

the Seneca Falls Convention.

11. John Quincy Adam’s argument, as presented here, makes sense in the broader context of which of the following wide-spread contemporary social movements?



A)

The Second Great Awakening

B)

The women’s suffrage movement

C)

The Enlightenment

D)

Modernism

12. John Quincy Adams’ comparison of the United States to other European governments reveals



A)

that persistent inter-imperial tension threatened American national security.

B)

the rise of American nationalism.

C)

the widespread influence of the American Revolution on other governments.

D)

the popularity of interventionist foreign policy in this era.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.5

The following questions refer to the excerpt below.
“No Negro shall leave the place at any time without my permission…No Negro shall be allowed to marry out of the plantation…No rule I have stated is of more importance than that relating to negroes marrying out of the plantation…It creates a feeling of independence, from being, of right, out of the control of the masters for a time. Never allow any man to talk to your Negroes, nothing more injurious.”
Rules of Highland Plantation, 1838

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13. Which of the following best supports the excerpt?

A)

Slave owners had a special status of privilege.

B)

Many slave revolts resulted in freedom for thousands of slaves before the Civil War.

C)

Slavery was the sole cause for a single crop agricultural system.

D)

Many slaves were able to buy their freedom.

14. Criticisms of the attitudes expressed in the excerpt led to



A)

more and more owners selling off their slaves.

B)

churches beginning to divide due to a dispute over whether or not slavery was justified in the Bible.

C)

slaves rebelling for freedom more often and with more success.

D)

more and more southerners forming organizations to help free the slaves.

15. In the decades before the Civil War, slave owners



A)

empowered by the slave revolts became less harsh toward their slaves.

B)

provided separate villages for the slaves to come together for worship and marriage.

C)

created a set of proslavery arguments justifying slavery as a positive good.

D)

formed a union to prevent the abolitionists from gaining power.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.7



The following questions refer to the cartoon below.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

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19. This political cartoon, drawn to support a Whig political campaign in 1840, takes into account the political shift

A)

towards suffrage for all white men, rather than only the elites.

B)

away from ideas of Manifest Destiny.

C)

in support of building a stronger military.

D)

away from the Federalist policies of earlier administrations.

20. Harrison’s party, the Whigs, would have most strongly opposed the policies of the



A)

Know-Nothings.

B)

Republicans.

C)

Jacksonian Democrats.

D)

Federalists.

21. The reference to Harrison and Tyler in the cartoon refers to



A)

the owners of the log cabin.

B)

recruiters for the United States army.

C)

manufacturers of hard cider.

D)

candidates for President and Vice-President.

NARRBEGIN: MC Excerpt 4.8




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