US History (Advance Placement) Online Test

 The map above shows the United States immediately following the
passage of the Northwest Ordinance
negotiation of the Adams-Onis Treaty
passage of the Missouri Compromise
settlement of the Mexican War
passage of the Compromise of 1850
The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 was important because it
established the role of the federal government in internal improvements
strengthened the ties between the eastern manufacturing and western agricultural regions
made the invention of the steamboat economically viable
spurred innovation in the railroad industry
was the last major canal project before the Civil War
 Which of the following best accounts for the curve on the graph above depicting immigration to the United States from Asia, Africa, and the Americas between 1882 and 1900?
Rapid expansion of the British Empire into the Southern Hemis
Restrictive congressional legislation
Immigration to less-settled areas of the world
Improved worldwide economic conditions
Reduction of potential immigrant populations by widespread epidemics
The election of 1800 has been referred to as constituting "another revolution" because
the House of Representatives decided the election
a Supreme Court decision was required to dislodge the Federalists
voter turnout increased dramatically
the party in power stepped down after losing the election
force was required to get John Adams to leave the White House
During the Great Depression, "Hoovervilles" were
government relocation camps for indigent workers
model communities established by the Hoover administration
shantytowns of unemployed and homeless people
soup kitchens financed under New Deal Legislation
work projects established by the Hoover administration to revitalize the economy
In the first half of the nineteenth century, Cherokee efforts to retain their tribal lands in Georgia received direct support from
the White residents of Oklahoma
President Andrew Jackson
the United States Supreme Court
the Democratic press
the United States Congress
Which of the following were the most persistent problem facing municipalities in the United States throughout the last quarter of the nineteenth century?
Decreasing municipal tax bases
inadequate water and sewer systems
Deteriorating transportation systems
A decline in the number of manufacturing jobs
Gang violence among unemployed youths
Of the following, the most important cause of the Great Depression was
soaring energy costs
serious dislocations in international trade
European abandonment of the gold standard
confiscatory social security taxes
excessive government spending
Which of the following was a consequence of the shift to sharecropping and the crop lien system in the late nineteenth-century South?
A Major redistribution of land ownership
A diversification of crops
A cycle of debt and depression for Southern tenant farmers
A rise in cotton yields per acre from antebellum production levels
The termination of the control exerted by White landowners over former slaves
To make the new government viable, the first Congress of the United States did all of the following EXCEPT
organize a federal court system under the Supreme Court
draft a bill of rights and send it to the states for ratification
pass a tariff for the purpose of raising revenue
grant subsidies to encourage industrial development
establish the State Department
All of the following contributed to discontent among soldiers in the Continental Army EXCEPT:
Most soldiers were draftees.
The soldiers feared for the welfare of families back home.
The army had inadequate arms and ammunition.
The army paid soldiers in depreciated paper money.
The army was inadequately fed and clothed
President Monroe articulated the Monroe Doctrine in his 1823 address to Congress primarily in order to
respond positively to the recent Latin American revolutions
rule out United States involvement in South America
provide a rationale for United States intervention in the Isthmus of Panama
warn European nations against further colonial ventures in the Western Hemisphere
encourage Britain to help the fledgling Latin American states
The primary purpose of the Proclamation of 1763 was to
encourage westward colonial migration
avoid conflict with the trans-Appalachian Indians
gain much-needed revenue
drive out French colonists
provide a haven for Catholics
Despite its isolationist position in the 1920's, the United States government actively intervened throughout the decade in which of the following areas of European affairs?
International finance and reparations
Collective security against communism
Human rights
Resistance to fascism
Development of international cartels
Which of the following statements best describes the clothing industry in the late nineteenth century?
Because of the emphasis on domesticity, clothing manufacture became primarily a home industry.
The discovery of new fabrics such as nylon and polyester led to more comfortable and functional clothing.
The United States began to import increasing quantities of clothing, sending American industries into a depression.
Styles became increasingly ornate and clothing became much more expensive.
The sewing machine made mass manufacturing of clothing possible and clothing more affordable.
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions took the position that
only the United States Supreme Court had the power to restrict freedom of speech and press
the authority of state governments included the power to decide whether or not an act of Congress was constitutional
only fiscal measures initiated by state legislatures could be acted on by Congress
Congress was responsible for maintaining the vitality of a "loyal opposition" political party
the "supremacy clause" of the Constitution applied only to foreign affairs
Which of the following describes "the Lowell system" in early nineteenth-century New England?
A plan to promote and expand textile manufacturing activities
An agreement among the New England states to secede and form a New England confederacy
A reform eliminating property-holding as a qualification for voting
A strategy to defend New England during the War of 1812
A congressional reapportionment plan during the 1820's
Which of the following transportation developments opened the West to settlement and trade between 1790 and 1830?
Turnpikes and canals
Railroads and steamships
Turnpikes and railroads
Clipper ships and turnpikes
Canals and railroads
Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon's policies did which of the following?
Reduced income-tax rates for the wealthy to release money for private investment.
Provided aid to the Allies during the First World War.
Provided federal guarantees for bank deposits.
Restricted loans to Mexico after the Tampico and Veracruz incidents.
Combated the Depression by giving lower-income groups more purchasing power.
The flappers of the 1920's challenged traditional American attitudes about women by supporting
a federal birth control and abortion rights protection law
gender equality in salaries
an equal rights amendment
greater freedom in manner of dress and moral behavior
a federal law to establish prenatal clinics in rural areas

This test covers questions from US History. This is an useful test for AP History as well


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