US History 03/20 Online Test

During Woodrow Wilson's administration, the federal government attempted to counteract the economic influence of big business by
eliminating the gold standard
increasing tariff rates
centralizing economic planning
applying the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to corporations
establishing the Federal Trade Commission
Which of the following statements is correct about the rise of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy to national prominence?
He was the first Republican to emphasize the dangers of communism at home and abroad.
His careful investigations led to the conviction of hundreds of active subversives to whom the Truman administration had turned a blind eye.
He effectively played on the fears of Americans that communists had infiltrated the State Department and other federal agencies.
He used the televised Army-McCarthy hearings to his advantage.
He received strong support from President Eisenhower.
In addition to the cotton gin, Eli Whitney's major contribution to American technology was his
introduction of interchangeable parts
development of the first practical locomotive
invention of the mechanical reaper
installation of the first textile mill
development of steam power
Of the following, the most threatening problem for the Union from 1861 through 1863 was
possible British recognition of the Confederacy
Spanish intervention in Santo Domingo
French objections to the Union blockade
British insistence on the abolition of slavery
British objections to the Union position on "continuous voyage"
Which of the following groups in the American work force has experienced the greatest percentage of growth since 1950?
Agricultural workers
Industrial workers
Unionized blue-collar workers
Service workers
Construction workers
American writers of the 1920's have often been called the "lost generation" because they
found it difficult to get their work published
were disillusioned with the course of American life
failed to achieve fame in their lifetimes
were politically radical in a conservative era
preferred to write for a European rather than an American audience
 The rough map above was used by Thomas Jefferson to
plot American military strategy during the Revolution
give Lewis and Clark their instructions for exploration of the Mississippi
plan a system of frontier fortifications
begin planning the division of federal lands into new states
organize voluntary militia during the Black Hawk War
During the last decade of the nineteenth century, the primary use of the Sherman Antitrust Act was to
break up business monopolies
regulate interstate railroads
protect American industry from foreign competition
curb labor unions
promote economic expansion
Which of the following statements about the Dred Scott decision is correct?
It recognized the power of Congress to prohibit slavery in the territories, but refused on technical grounds to free Scott.
It stated that Black people were not citizens of the United States.
It upheld the constitutionality of the Missouri Compromise.
It upheld the principle of popular sovereignty.
It freed Scott, but not other slaves in circumstances similar to Scott's
The dramatic increase in the South's slave labor force between 1810 and 1860 was due to
an increase in the African slave trade
the importation of slaves from the West Indies
an increase in the severity of fugitive slave laws
the acquisition of Louisiana
the natural population increase of American-born slaves
Which of the following best describes the situation of freedmen in the decade following the Civil War?
Each was given 40 acres of land and a mule by the Union government.
All were immediately granted political equality by the Emancipation Proclamation.
The majority entered sharecropping arrangements with former masters or other nearby planters.
They were required to pass a literacy test before being granted United States citizenship.
They supported the passage of Black Codes to ensure their economic and political rights.
The announced purpose of the Marshall Plan was to
stabilize world currencies
promote advanced technology for use in the military defense of Western Europe
reduce the dependence of the European economy on overseas empires
maintain the United States position as the world's leading creditor nation
aid the economic recovery of war-torn Europe
Which of the following civil rights groups is NOT correctly matched with one of its leading figures?
Southern Christian Leadership Conference. .Marcus Garvey
Black Panthers. .Huey Newton
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. .Roy Wilkins
Black Muslims. .Malcolm X
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. .Stokely Carmichael
Which of the following states the principle of “popular sovereignty”?
Congress has the right to decide where slavery shall and shall not exist.
The settlers in a given territory have the sole right to decide whether or not slavery will be permitted there.
Individual citizens can decide for themselves whether or not to hold slaves.
The American people shall decide where slavery will exist through a national plebiscite.
Individual states have the right to reject congressional decisions pertaining to slavery.
The leaders of the Progressive movement were primarily
farmers interested in improving agricultural production
immigrant activists attempting to change restrictive immigration laws
representatives of industries seeking higher tariffs
workers concerned with establishing industrial unions
middle-class reformers concerned with urban and consumer issues
The system of indentured labor used during the Colonial period had which of the following effects?
It enabled England to deport most criminals.
It enabled poor people to seek opportunity in America.
It delayed the establishment of slavery in the South until about 1750.
It facilitated the cultivation of cotton in the South.
It instituted social equality.

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