US History & Government - Janaury 2011

11 Which action is an example of the system of checks and balances?

(1) An individual pays both a state and a federal income tax.
(2) New York State requires at least 180 school days per year.
(3) The House of Representatives votes to expel one of its members.
(4) The Senate approves a president’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

12 Which heading best completes the partial outline below?

(1) The Spoils System
(2) The American System
(3) Hamilton’s Financial Plan
(4) Constitutional Amendments

13 One reason President Thomas Jefferson supported the Louisiana Purchase was that he
wanted to

(1) gain full control of the Mississippi River
(2) establish a base for controlling the Caribbean
(3) maintain control of the slave trade
(4) acquire an established manufacturing region

14 The Monroe Doctrine (1823) established the United States foreign policy that

(1) provided foreign aid to developing nations
(2) opposed the creation of new colonies in Latin America
(3) led directly to the Civil War
(4) encouraged expansion into East Asia

15 In the early 1800s, which factor was most important in the development of Northern
manufacturing centers?

(1) abundance of water power
(2) availability of slave labor in the North
(3) development of gold mines
(4) access to passes through the Appalachian Mountains

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