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Quiz on the New Nation

Digital History ID 3744
1. When George Washington became president in 1790, the population of the United States was approximately:

a. 500,000 b. 1 million c. 4 million d. 10 million

2. How many cities in the United States had more than 25,000 people in 1790?

a. none b. two c. ten d. 100

3. How many mechanized mills or factories existed in the United States in 1790?

a. none b. two c. ten d. 1000

4. Which of the following statements about the U.S. Constitution is TRUE?

a. The Constitution specified that there would be federal district and appeals courts. b. The Constitution specified that the president should personally run the executive branch. c. The Constitution specified that there should be departments of State, Treasury, and War. d. All of the above e. None of the above

5. Which of the following proposals by Alexander Hamilton was NOT approved by Congress?

a. That the federal government assume the indebtedness of the states b. That the new nation create a Bank of the United States modeled on the Bank of England c. That the United States aid its infant industries by imposing a high tariff on imported goods and fund internal improvements in transportation

6. The United States established its national capital in Washington, D.C. because

a. Washington was located halfway between New England and Georgia b. George Washington provided the land for the capital near his home at Mount Vernon c. of a compromise between Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison that gained Southern support for Hamilton's plan to pay off Revolutionary war debts

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