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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT - JUNE 2004

6 The Supreme Court has the power to

(1) control the federal budget
(2) vote to end a tie in the Senate
(3) approve presidential appointments
(4) interpret the Constitution

7 Conflicts between Jeffersonians and Hamiltonians during President
George Washington’s first administration led directly to the

(1) end of the Era of Good Feelings
(2) decision to replace the Articles of Confederation
(3) addition of the elastic clause to the Constitution
(4) start of the first political parties

8 The term Manifest Destiny was first used to support

(1) independence from Great Britain
(2) westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean
(3) efforts to stop secession of Southern states
(4) laws restricting labor union activity

9 Which region of the United States was most directly affected by the
passage of the Homestead Act?

(1) Atlantic Coast
(2) Rocky Mountains
(3) Appalachian Mountains
(4) Great Plains

Base your answer to question 10 on the poster below and on your
knowledge of social studies.

10 This poster from the 1850s appeared in response to the

(1) passage of the fugitive slave law
(2) start of the Civil War
(3) issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation
(4) enactment of the 13th Amendment

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