US History & Government - June 2010

11 The Louisiana Purchase (1803) was a foreign policy success for the United States primarily
because it

(1) secured full control of Florida from Spain
(2) ended French control of the Mississippi River
(3) ended British occupation of forts on American soil
(4) eliminated Russian influence in North America

12 Under Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court strengthened its authority by

(1) applying judicial review to state and national laws
(2) changing the operation of the electoral college
(3) increasing the number of Justices on the Court
(4) expanding the freedoms included in the first amendment

13 Which action is most closely associated with the term Manifest Destiny?

(1) declaring independence from Great Britain
(2) deciding to end the War of 1812
(3) acquiring territory from Mexico in 1848
(4) annexing Hawaii and the Philippines

14 Most Southern political leaders praised the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford
(1857) because it

(1) granted citizenship to all enslaved persons
(2) upheld the principle of popular sovereignty
(3) supported the right of a state to secede from the Union
(4) protected the property rights of slave owners in the territories

15 Before the former Confederate states could be readmitted to the Union, the congressional plan
for Reconstruction required them to

(1) ratify the 14th amendment
(2) imprison all former Confederate soldiers
(3) provide 40 acres of land to all freedmen
(4) help rebuild Northern industries

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