US History & Government - Janaury 2010


1 In which area did good harbors, abundant forests, rocky soil, and a short growing season most
influence the colonial economy?

(1) Southern colonies
(2) Middle Atlantic region
(3) Northwest Territory
(4) New England colonies

2 The Mayflower Compact and the Virginia House of Burgesses are most closely associated with

(1) abuses by absolute monarchs
(2) establishment of religious toleration
(3) steps toward colonial self-government
(4) adoption of universal suffrage

3 The authors of the Declaration of Independence used the phrase “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness” to identify

(1) natural rights     (3) States rights
(2) legal rights        (4) economic rights

4 In order to win ratification of the United States Constitution, supporters agreed to

(1) add a bill of rights
(2) admit new states to the Union
(3) establish an electoral college
(4) give the Senate the power to ratify treaties

5 Which action did Alexander Hamilton support during the 1790s?

(1) restrictions on trade with England
(2) distribution of free land
(3) creation of the national bank
(4) elimination of the whiskey tax


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