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American history to 1800


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Thomas Jefferson's "Revolution of 1800" was remarkable in that:
It marked the peaceful and orderly transfer of power on the basis of election results accepted by all parties.
The Battle of Saratoga was a key victory for the Americans because:
It brought the colonists much-needed aid and a formal alliance with France.
The summoning of Virginia's House of Burgesses marked an important precedent because:
It was the first of many miniature paliaments to convene in America.
One of the main factors that enabled Europeans to conquer native North Americans with relative ease was:
The absence of dense concentrations of population or conplex nation-states in North America.
The First Continental Congress was called in order to:
consider ways of redressing colonial grievances.
Alexander Hamilton's proposed Bank of the United States was:
Based on the "necessary and proper", or "elastic" clause in the Constitution.
The long-range purpose of the Albany Congress in 1754 was to:
achieve colonial unity and common defense against the French threat.
Thomas Paine argued that all government officials:
should derive their authority from public consent.
King Phillip's War resulted in:
the lasting defeat of New England's Indians.
The Indians suffered from their association with the French in New France in all of the following ways:
Decimation of their numbers from the white man's disease.
Violation of their religious beliefs.
Debauchery by the white man's alcohol.
The climactic clash between Britain and France for control of the North American continent sprang from their rivalry for control of:
Cape Breton Island
One of George Washington's major contributions as president was:
Keeping the nation out of foreign wars.
The delegates of the Hartford Convention adopted resolutions that included a call for:
A Constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote in Congress before war was declared.
Which of the following pairs of items are not directly related to eachother?
implied powers-"necessary and proper clause"
strict construction-Tenth amendment
loose construction-"elastic" clause
state's rights-loose
strict construction-Tenth amendment
When the British Parliament passed the Molasses Act in 1733, it intended the act to:
Inhibit colonial trade with the French West Indies.
John Marshall uttered his famous legal dictum that "the power to tax involves the power to destroy" in what case?
McCulloch v. Maryland
Some of the most advanced Native American cultures did all of the following except:
engage in significant voyages of discovery
establish large bustling cities
make strikingly accurate astronomical observations
study mathematics
engage in significant voyages of discovery
The guarantee that English settlers in the New World would retain the "rights of an Englishman" proved to be:
The foundation for American liberties.
All of the following were weaknesses of the British military during the War for Independence except:
second-rate officers
soldiers who were incapable of fighting effectively
the need to keep many soldiers in Europe in case of trouble
soldiers who were incapable of fighting effectively
The most important economic enterprise in the American colonies was:

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