1. Adherence to a strict interpretation of the Constitution would have prevented President Thomas Jefferson from

1. making the Louisiana Purchase.
2. writing "State of the Union messages.
3. receiving ambassadors
4. carry out any further expansion.

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2. In the period from 1865 to 1900, the United States Government aided the development of the West by

1. maintaining free and unlimited coinage of silver.
2. offering low-interest loans to businesses.
3. granting land to railroad companies.
4. providing price supports for farm products.

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3. In the period from 1860 to 1890, which experience was shared by  most Native Americans living in western states?

1. They maintained control of their traditional lands.
2. They benefited economically from government policy.
3. They became farmers and small business owners.
4. They were forced to live on reservations.

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4. When President Thomas Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Territory from France, he demonstrated that he had modified his belief that
 
(1) the Constitution should be strictly interpreted
(2) the federal government should limit individual rights
(3) adding territory would lead to regional rivalries
(4) commercial development was the main goal of the federal
government

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5. The purpose of the Homestead Act of 1862, which provided free federal land, was to

(1) encourage settlement of the West
(2) set up reservations for Native American Indians
(3) establish land-grant agricultural colleges
(4) assist in the construction of transcontinental railroads

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