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Quiz on the Jeffersonian Era

Digital History ID 3746
1. Thomas Jefferson viewed the _____ as God's chosen people.

a. merchant b. mechanic c. planter d. yeoman farmer

2. Jefferson supported all of the following EXCEPT

a. religious freedom b. human equality c. an educated citizenry d. limited government e. a loose interpretation of the Constitution

3. Had it not been for the 3/5ths Compromise, this man would have been elected president in 1800.

a. Thomas Jefferson b. Aaron Burr c. John Adams

4. As president, Jefferson

a. introduced the custom of having guests shake hands instead of bowing b. placed dinner guests at a round table, so that no individual would sit in a more importance place than any other c. refused to sanction public celebration of his birthday d. all of the above e. none of the above

5. President Jefferson

a. refused to initiate legislation b. refused to veto congressional bills c. refused to appear personally before Congress d. all of the above e. none of the above

6. As President, Jefferson

a. fired all federal tax collectors b. eliminated taxes on whiskey, houses, and slaves c cut the federal debt by a third d. all of the above e. none of the above

7. To support Jefferson's principles, Congress did all but one of the following. Select the EXCEPTION.

a. It reduced the price of public lands b. It reduced the residency requirement for citizenship c. It reduced the national debt d. It revoked the charter of the Bank of the United States

8. Which of the following statements about the Louisiana Purchase is FALSE?

a. It doubled the country's size b. It gave the United States control of the Mississippi River and the port of New Orleans c. It required the adoption of a Constitutional Amendment to permit government purchases of land d. It was strongly opposed by Federalists

9. The Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison

a. permitted the court to overturn state laws b. established the principle of judicial review c. upheld the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States

10. The Jeffersonians

a. controlled the judiciary b. strongly defended the principle of an independent judiciary c. impeached and removed one federal judge and brought proceedings against a Supreme Court Justice

11. Why was Aaron Burr tried for treason?

a. for murdering Alexander Hamilton in a duel b. for conspiring to create a Northern Confederacy consisting of New Jersey, New York, New England, and Canada c. for plotting to set up an independent nation in the Mississippi valley

12. Impressment involved the

a. seizure of American ships b. forcible conscription of American seamen into the British navy c. violation of another country's neutral rights

13. The Battle of New Orleans

a. was the major British victory of the War of 1812 b. occurred after the War of 1812 was over c. was the only battle of the war fought in the South

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