Book Title
The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society 7th Edition

HIST 88890

July 17, 2017
In reference to the Oregon question, President Polk
A) recommended a continued joint occupation with Britain.
B) supported a division of the territory at the 49th parallel.
C) exercised great tact and skill in achieving compromise.
D) demanded a "fifty-four forty or fight" resolution.
The Tredegar Iron Company of Richmond decided in 1847 to shift from white to slave
labor to
A) destroy the potential power of organized white workers to strike.
B) reduce the costs of labor and capital investments.
C) offer slaves useful skills for their later lives as free blacks.
D) expand the pool of slave laborers for industrial enterprises.
Among working-class Americans, native-born Protestants
A) competed with the Irish for the lower-ranking jobs.
B) were generally displaced from skilled jobs by immigrants.
C) filled most of the middle ranks of the occupational structure.
D) held a larger share of the skilled jobs.
During World War II, in general, the American people
A) were acutely aware of the horror and destruction of the war.
B) supported the war through purchase of war bonds.
C) increased their spending on consumer goods.
D) had little personal experience with the tragedy of the war.
During the 1970s, efforts by Mexican American farm workers to improve their working
A) resulted in a Texas law requiring the closed shop.
B) led California to pass a law requiring growers to bargain collectively.
C) led growers to stop using their labor.
D) failed to have any impact on legislation in California.
The Scopes trial symbolized
A) the progress made by immigrants.
B) the continuing animosity between northern and southern states.
C) the clash between traditional and modern values.
D) labor's struggle to unionize.
In the early 1800s, one of the most important southern exports was
A) bananas.
B) coal.
C) cotton.
D) porcelain.
Atlanta was known as the "Chicago of the South" because of its proximity to a
A) nuclear power plant.
B) railroad hub.
C) stockyards.
D) high mountains.
Many African American slaves in South Carolina spoke
A) French.
B) Dutch.
C) Gullah.
D) Spanish.
As a result of Jackson's Specie Circular of 1836,
A) Martin Van Buren was elected president of the United States.
B) investors panicked in a rush to convert assets into cash.
C) the bank immediately closed.
D) a wave of reckless investments created an inflationary spiral.
E) the government accepted bank notes in payment for public lands.
In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, Indians on the Great Plains
A) accepted their removal to reservations without resistance.
B) eagerly abandoned their nomadic ways for the sedentary ways of the whites.
C) often fiercely resisted white settlement in the area.
D) generally believed that the U.S. government had dealt fairly with them.
According to information collected by the U.S. government, American soldiers who
served in World War I
A) were generally poorly educated and unsophisticated.
B) were almost all over six feet tall.
C) came primarily from urban rather than rural areas.
D) almost all had a high-school education.
New Englanders opted for more of a mixed economy than settlers in the middle or
southern colonies because in New England
A) Native Americans had already cleared and used the land.
B) Puritans forbade the buying of slaves.
C) availability and productivity of land was limited.
D) cultivation of cereal crops was too labor-intensive.
President Carter upset liberals by
A) reducing spending.
B) beginning deregulation.
C) failing to construct an effective energy policy.
D) All of the above.
Political dissension in the South during the Civil War
A) led detractors to offer programs in opposition to Democratic policies.
B) tended to be factional, petty, and often personal in nature.
C) produced an arbitrary and tyrannical expansion of presidential power.
D) resulted in the establishment of party mechanisms to channel or curb criticism.
All of the following factors contributed to American victory in the Revolution EXCEPT
A) administrative and organizational talents of George Washington.
B) American people's determination not to submit.
C) Dutch and French loans, war supplies, and military forces.
D) overwhelming support by Congress and the state governments for the continental
The primary cause for continuing conflicts between English colonists and Native
Americans in Virginia was the
A) English murder of Nemattanew, a Powhatan war captain and religious prophet.
B) organization of Chesapeake tribes by the proud and talented leader
C) steady encroachment by land-hungry settlers on Indian territories.
D) refusal of Powhatan to allow his daughter Pocahontas to marry planter John Rolfe.
Utopian leader William Miller lost credibility by his
A) indiscriminate admission of new members to his sect.
B) extramarital affairs.
C) frequent absences and financial mismanagement of his settlement.
D) failure to predict accurately the Second Coming of Christ.
In the era between 1865 and 1900, American workers
A) successfully unionized the majority of the workforce.
B) seldom used the strike.
C) passively accepted their working conditions.
D) often protested against their working conditions.
The New Deal was based upon
A) socialist principles.
B) the belief that it was possible to create a just society.
C) strict economic orthodoxy.
D) the suggestions made to Roosevelt by President Hoover.
By the end of the 1960s, the city with the largest Puerto Rican population in the world
A) San Salvador.
B) San Juan.
C) New York City.
D) Miami.
American Loyalists during the Revolution
A) lived mostly in and around the city of Boston.
B) received generous compensation from England for their losses.
C) numbered fewer than 10,000 people.
D) were most numerous around New York City.
In dealing with the relations between Mexico and the United States, President Wilson
A) recognized the Huerta government.
B) gave in to Mexican demands.
C) improved Mexican-American relations by implementing his idealistic principles.
D) showed little concern for the interests of the Mexican people.
An important change in the lifestyle of the American people during the 1920s was
brought about by
A) improved bathroom facilities.
B) a decline in religious controversy.
C) the kitchen revolution.
D) the development of television.
The historian who developed the thesis that "the dominant fact in American life has
been expansion" was
A) Frederick J. Turner.
B) Alfred T. Mahan.
C) Gary B. Nash.
D) Josiah Strong.
The first credit card was
A) American Express.
B) Diners Club.
C) Bank Americard.
D) Mastercard.
Britain lost the Revolutionary War because it
A) pursued overly aggressive military strategies.
B) failed to capitalize sufficiently on its advantages.
C) abandoned traditional European battlefield tactics.
D) proved economically inferior to the combined American states.
Radical Republicans created their own plan for Reconstruction, including
A) helping freedpeople make the transition to full freedom.
B) imprisoning rebel leaders.
C) promoting economic diversity in the South.
D) forcing southern states to pay the costs of the Civil War.
The Harlem Renaissance is a term that refers to
A) the name of a jazz group during the 1960s.
B) black American intellectuals and artists who stressed black pride.
C) a Dutch intellectual movement that greatly influenced American thought.
D) the white American writers who fled to Europe during the 1920s.
Japan's master plan for the Far East
A) was designed to accommodate American interests in the region.
B) had little effect on East-West relations.
C) called for the right to self-determination for all Asians.
D) brought them eventually into confrontation with the United States.
Under the leadership of the New South advocates, the South
A) still remained economically dependent on the North.
B) rejected all of its older values.
C) reaped many of the benefits of industrialization.
D) improved its economic position in manufacturing relative to the North.
At the height of the war, France fielded an army of 10,000 troops in North America.
Progressive-era reformers, in their efforts to aid the working class,
A) generally supported the use of the strike.
B) generally opposed the organization of unions to achieve labor's goals.
C) generally cooperated closely with labor leaders.
D) frequently had little understanding of working-class life.
Among the families of industrial workers during the late nineteenth century,
A) domestic servants enjoyed the greatest freedom and benefits.
B) white married women often worked outside the home.
C) few married white women worked outside the home.
D) children were seldom expected to work.
How many wars for empire in the eighteenth century had England fought by 1763?
A) one
B) two
C) three
D) four
Discuss Wilson's approach to handling the major domestic issues confronting the
United States during his administration and analyze how consistently he adhered to the
principles of his New Freedom concept.
Discuss the various means by which industrial workers in late nineteenth-century
America protested against what they considered to be unsatisfactory working
The Grant administration strongly pursued a policy of defending black rights in the
South. Explain why you agree or disagree with the this statement, citing historical
evidence to support your position.
Suppose you were a reporter for a magazine in 1944 who had been assigned to write an
article on the American woman in that year. Indicate the main facts that you would
include in such an article.
Describe the growth of Chicago.
The Tea Act was passed in 1773 by Parliament to save the British East India Company
from bankruptcy. How and why did it precipitate the final plunge into revolution for the
American colonies?
White workers in the West blamed the ________ for economic hardships.
In 1913, a strike at the Rockefeller-owned Colorado Fuel and Iron Industry resulted in
the ________.
Discuss the basic ideas that influenced Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy philosophy.
Discuss the goals of the New South advocates and evaluate the extent to which the
South achieved those goals during the last half of the nineteenth century.
Suppose you were a typical white American soldier during World War I. Describe your
characteristics and the experiences you probably would have had while fighting in
Trace the attempts of the farmers to organize during the late nineteenth century as a
means of confronting the economic and social problems they faced during that period.
A faction of Democrats in New York bolted the party in 1848 and joined with
"conscience" Whigs to form the Free-Soil Party and support ________ for president.
Was slavery a "profitable" institution for the South? Explain why or why not.
Write a history of American westward expansion from 1820 to 1860 from the Mexican
point of view.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to view full document

View Document