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Unit 4

posted Oct 21, 2011 00:52:38 by Mayberry
All of the following are reasons why Thomas Jefferson’s Embargo Act failed except:
-he underestimated the determination of the British
-he underestimated Britain’s dependence on American trade
-Britain produced a bumper grain crop
-Latin America opened its ports for commerce.
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Mayberry said Oct 21, 2011 00:54:36
“The foreign policy of the Adams administration, 1797-1801, was timid, ineffective and totally unprotective of American interests and honor .” Assess the validity of this statement.
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Mayberry said Oct 21, 2011 01:12:05
Andrew Jackson’s military exploits were instrumental in the United States gaining:
-possession of Florida
-a favorable boundary with Canada from the Great Lakes to the Rocky Mountains
-naval limitations on the Great Lakes.
-joint fishing rights in Labrador, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

In the period 1812-1814, the group most opposed to war was the:
-New England merchants
-southern plantation owners
-western farmers
-northwest pioneers
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Mayberry said Oct 27, 2011 00:42:39

unit 4

All of the following principles were laid down by the Monroe Doctrine except: (A) European intervention in America on behalf of Spain was “unfriendly” to the United States (B) the extension of the monarchial system to America was “dangerous” to the United States (C) American was no longer open to European colonization (D) the United States was prepared to enforce the doctrine with “all power necessary and proper to protect our national interest”.

The doctrine of non-colonization in the Monroe Doctrine was (A) applicable only to Central and South America. (B) a response to the apparent designs of the Russians in Alaska and Oregon. (C) included in the doctrine only over the opposition of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. (D) mostly a symbolic gesture of goodwill to the Latin American republics.

Which of the following was an effect of the War of 1812? (A) increased national pride (B) halted trade with Great Britain (C) weakened the federal judiciary (D) increased discord in party politics.

The greatest threat to the future of the Union raised by the debate over admitting Missouri to the Union was the (A) issue of excluding slaves from the state (B) moral attack on slavery begun by politician of the North (C) decision to bar slavery north of the line 36 30’ throughout the Louisiana Territory (D) the Missouri Compromise itself.
protect our national interest”.

The Treaty of 1818 with England (A) used the watershed of the Missouri River to define the United States' border with Canada as far west as the Rocky Mountains. (B) formally recognized America's earlier conquest of West Florida. (C) called for a ten-year joint occupation of the Oregon country by both American citizens and British subjects. (D) granted Canada exclusive use of Newfoundland fisheries.

The famous dictum that the power to tax involved the power to destroy was first stated by John Marshall in the case of (A) Marbury v. Madison (B) Gibbons v. Ogden (C) Dartmouth College v. Woodward (D) McCulloch v. Maryland.

The Federalist Party opposed the War of 1812 because it (A) thought the Embargo Act unconstitutional (B) saw it as an attempt by the Republicans to destroy New England’s commerce and power (C) was pacificistic (D) wished to conquer Mexico rather than Canada.

Which of the following played the most important part in bringing the War of 1812 to an end? (A) the defeat of the British fleet on Lake Erie (B) the successful campaign against Canada (C) the defeat of the British at New Orleans (D) the defeat of Napoleon in Europe.


The engraving above condemns the British practice of (A) Impressment B) taxation without representation (C) failing to evacuate the northwestern forts (D) United States ships to search for deserters (C) prohibiting United States ships from entering European ports (D) demanding United States ships pay blackmail for protection against attack.

In 1812, the Republicans were ready to go war with Britain because (A) the terms of the old alliance with France influenced them (B) such a war might provide a good opportunity to annex Canada (C) Jefferson had always opposed Washington’s policy of neutrality (D) the commercial interests favored war.

Which of the following policies of President Jefferson was the least successful and the most unpopular? (A) territorial expansion (B) methods of forcing Britain and France to respect American neutral rights (C) reduction of the size of the military (D) reduction of the national debt.

What did Congress do in the early 1800s to promote economic independence? (A) cut funding for the national road (B) enacted the Monroe Doctrine (C) signed the Adams-Onis Treaty (1819) (D) established the American System.

What revolutionized transportation in the early 1800s? (A) gasoline powered engines (B) steam engine (C) wind powered overland wagon (D) diesel locomotive.

Jefferson’s Embargo Act provided that (A) the United States would not trade with Britain until it ended impressment (B) United States good would be carried only in American ships (C) America would sell no military supplies to either Britain or France (D) the United States would prohibit all foreign trade.

The most “revolutionary” development in the critical election of 1800 was (A) the nasty campaign smears against Jefferson (B) Jefferson’s radical proposals for overturning the existing political system (C) the peaceful transition of political power from one political party to another (D) the electoral stalemate between Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr.

Jefferson’s greatest concern in purchasing Louisiana was (A) whether it was in the United States interest to acquire the territory (B) whether the cost was excessive for his small government philosophy (C) whether the purchase was permissible under the Constitution (D) how to defend and govern the territory once it was part of the United States.

The strongest political support for war with Britain came from (A) New England (B) the West and South (C) the middle American states (D) the cities.

A crucial goal for many “War Hawks” in the War of 1812 was (A) the restoration of trade with Great Britain (B) the capture and annexation of Canada (C) the military protection of Louisiana (D) the destruction of the British Navy.

The terms of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 provided (A) that there would be a buffer Indian state between the United States and Canada (B) that Britain would stop impressment of United States sailors (C) the United States would acquire western Florida in exchange for guaranteeing British control of Canada (D) that the two sides would stop fighting and return to the status quo before the war.
The United States victory in the Battle of New Orleans proved essentially meaningless because (A) General Jackson was unable to pursue the British any further (B) the British continued their attacks on the Mississippi Valley region (C) the peace treaty had been signed several weeks before (D) the British retained control of the shipping lanes around New Orleans.

The Hartford Convention proposed (A) that President Madison be impeached (B) that the United States abandon its claim to Canada (C) that new constitutional amendments be passed to protect Federalist influence (D) that peace negotiations at Ghent be pursued more vigorously.
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