US History 04/20 Online Test

A Maryland master placed the following newspaper advertisement in 1772 after Harry, his slave, had run away: "He has been seen about the Negro Quarters in Patuxent, but is supposed to have removed among his Acquaintances on Potomack; he is also well acquainted with a Negro of Mr. Wall's named Rachael; a few miles from that Quarter is his Aunt, and he may possibly be harboured thereabouts." Which of the following statements about conditions under slavery is best supported by the passage above?
Slaves had no opportunity to develop their own culture and society.
Slaves commonly formed settlements of their own away from the plantation.
Slaves lived entirely independently of their masters.
Slaves frequently associated with free Black people.
Slaves maintained social networks among kindred and friends despite forced separations.
During the Second World War the United States sought greater cooperation with the nations of Latin America primarily to
promote the industrialization of Latin America
encourage Latin American social and economic reforms
end repressive Latin American military dictatorships
develop a hemispheric common front against fascism
end the threat of Latin American communist movements
Theodore Roosevelt's mediation in the Russo-Japanese War reflected his belief that United States interests were best served by
a decisive victory for Russia
a decisive victory for Japan
the acquisition of Russian and Japanese spheres of interest by the United States
a balance of power between Russia and Japan
the return of Russian and Japanese spheres of interest to China
Which of the following best describes the policy of the government of Mexico toward Texas?
It tried to sell Texas to the United States at the time of the Louisiana Purchase.
It encouraged American settlement in Texas in the 1820's and early 1830's.
It governed Texas with stringent regulations in the 1820's.
It encouraged the establishment of a strong local government in Texas in the mid-1830's.
It favored the annexation of the Republic of Texas by the United States in the 1830's and early 1840's.
In 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover disagreed most strongly about the desirability of
a balanced federal budget
farm price supports
federal aid to corporations
a program of public works
federal relief to individuals
Which of the following best characterizes the goals of Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A peaceful separation of Black people into powerful economic and political groups
A peaceful integration of the races in all areas of society
Federal compensation to Black people for past political and legal injustices
a church-centered Black community removed from the oppression of White people
Constant and, if necessary, violent political and social action to achieve long-sought justice
The creation of the Federal Reserve system in 1913 did which of the following?
Made currency and credit more elastic.
Established a floating exchange rate for the dollar.
Insured bank deposits.
Gave Congress the authority to set interest rates.
Instituted controls on stock market transactions.
As a result of the Spanish-American War, Spain relinquished to the United States control of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and which of the following?
The Panama Canal Zone
The Philippines
The Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka essentially reversed which of the following earlier Court decisions?
Marbury v. Madison
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Roe v. Wade
Gideon v. Wainwright
Plessy v. Ferguson
In 1787-1789, which of the following groups was most likely to oppose ratification of the Constitution?
Farmers in isolated areas
Export merchants
Former officers in the Continental Army
Southern planters
Urban artisans
Which of the following most appropriately characterizes the violence exhibited in such episodes as Bacon's Rebellion, the Boston Tea Party, Shays' Rebellion, and the Whiskey Rebellion?
Most violence occurred in urban areas.
Most violence produced no deaths.
The level of violence subsided after the American Revolution.
Violence was directed at "outsiders" or representatives of distant authority.
Most violence occurred because of the intervention of foreign powers in American internal affairs.
Which of the following most accurately describes the attitude of the Founding Fathers toward political parties?
Parties are vehicles of ambition and selfish interest that threaten the existence of republican government.
Parties are engines of democracy that provide citizens with a voice in government.
Parties are necessary evils in any republic.
In a large republic, parties are the best means of creating effective coalitions of interest groups.
A two-party system is essential to a stable republic.
The direct impact of the Civil War on the economy included all of the following EXCEPT
the emergence of the trust as a form of business organization
the initiation of transcontinental railroad building
runaway inflation in the South
the creation of a more uniform national banking system
disruption of cotton exports to England
Harvard College and Yale College were established primarily to
train lawyers and doctors
encourage scientific advances
ensure an adequate supply of ministers
prepare young men for political leadership
preserve the traditions of classical scholarship
The Palmer Raids of 1919 were conducted against
suspected communists and anarchists
Republicans bitterly opposed to the Wilson administration
alleged financial backers of Marcus Garvey
labor organizers for the American Federation of Labor
White racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan
American participation in the Second World War had which of the following major effects on the home front?
A movement of women into factory work
The breakdown of racial segregation in the South
The growth of isolationism in the Midwest
The introduction of a system of national health insurance
A decline in farm income

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