After gaining independence, America had major obstacles to overcome on her path to stability. Review some of those challenges by taking the New Nation quiz.
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Jefferson did all of the following except:
Reduced the size of the military and government
Repealed excise taxes
Maintained free trade between the U.S and foreign countries
Question 1 Explanation:
Remember the Embargo Act
Which of the following was Washington's choice that continued to take precedence until FDR's presidency?
Not forming permanent alliances
Not affiliating with political parties
Staying in office for only 2 terms
Who was most affected by the Embargo Act?
New England Shipbuilders and merchants
The American Navy
These were arguments made by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson saying that the states could nullify federal laws if they violated a compact with the states.
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
The Anti-Federalist Papers
The Virginia Constitution
The New Jersey Plan
Which conflict between U.S and Britain involved the impressment of American Naval ships?
Tripoli Pirates affair
Which piece of legislation was highly unpopular during Adam's presidency?
Proclamation of Neutrality
Alien and Sedition Acts
Which of the following goals was NOT included in Alexander Hamilton's national financial plan?
Create a national bank
Pay back war veterans
Protecting home industry with tariffs
Pay off war debt
Which country was the main cause of many diplomatic challenges faced by the U.S?
The Federalists and Democratic-Republicans were the precedent to what type of political system that exists in America today?
What was the outcome of The Jay Treaty?
Florida was given to the U.S
Britain agreed to leave their U.S posts in the West
America became a French ally
Britain ceased impressing American seamen
What did the U.S gain in the terms of the Pinckney Treaty?
The right to use New Orleans and the Mississippi River for trade
The territory of Florida
The territory of Louisiana and land farther west
The right to remain neutral in the affairs of Britain, France, and Spain
What doctrine was established in the ruling of Marbury vs. Madison?
Separation of Powers
The Whiskey Rebellion occurred based on what offense?
High imposed taxes that western farmers could not afford and refused to pay
America's neutrality in the affairs of Europe
Over-bearing rules and restrictions on the freedoms of indentured servants and slaves
The lack of action the government was taking to pay back war veterans
What was the Revolution of 1800?
The involvement of America in the French Revolution
The beginning of John Adam's presidency
The switching of power from the Federalists to the Anti-Federalists
The beginning of universal male suffrage
What was the most significant effect of the Louisiana Purchase?
America was now known as a diplomatic power
Napoleon gained more power from the purchase
The U.S had exclusive control of the Mississippi River
Thomas Jefferson was criticized for giving up his constitutional beliefs
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