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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT - JUNE 2003

PART 1

Directions (1-50): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or  answers the question.

1 Which type of map shows the most detailed information about Earth’s natural features, such as rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges?

(1) political              (3) weather
(2) demographic     (4) physical

2 Which region of the United States is correctly paired with an industry that is dominant in that region?

(1) Southwest — timber
(2) Pacific Northwest — citrus crops
(3) Great Plains — grain crops
(4) Atlantic Coastal Plain — iron mining

3 Which statement best describes governmental power under the Articles of Confederation?

(1) Power was shared equally by the central government and the states.
(2) A balance of power existed between the three branches of the central government.
(3) A strong chief executive headed a unified central government.
(4) The states had much greater power than the central government.

4 The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was important because it

(1) ensured universal suffrage for all males
(2) extended slavery north of the Ohio River
(3) provided a process for admission of new states to the Union
(4) established reservations for Native American Indians

5 At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Great Compromise
resolved the issue of

(1) representation      (3) slavery
(2) taxation               (4) control of trade

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