US History & Government - Janaury 2010

6 Which power did the United States Supreme Court gain through the Court’s decision in
Marbury v. Madison?

(1) judicial review
(2) hearing appeals from lower federal courts
(3) deciding cases involving two or more states
(4) judicial independence through lifetime appointments

7 One way in which the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798) and the South Carolina
Ordinance of Nullification (1832) are similar is that each

(1) claimed that individual states have the right to interpret federal laws
(2) formed part of the unwritten constitution
(3) supported the federal government’s power to declare war
(4) provided a way for new states to enter the Union

8 During the early 1800s, which factor contributed the most to the start of the Industrial Revolution
in the United States?

(1) a restriction on European immigration
(2) the end of the slave labor system
(3) an abundance of natural resources
(4) the availability of electricity

9 A primary goal of the Monroe Doctrine (1823) was to

(1) prevent European intervention in Latin America
(2) create an opportunity for the annexation of Canada
(3) protect the site of a canal across Central America
(4) help European nations establish new Western Hemisphere colonies

10 What was an immediate effect of the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825?

(1) Prices increased for food products along the Atlantic Coast.
(2) Farmers could more easily ship grain to eastern markets.
(3) A territorial conflict began with Canada over the Great Lakes.
(4) Railroads were forced to reduce their shipping rates.


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