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1
The westward expansion of the United States took place as a result of the all of the following except
A)the acquisition of territory from Britain.
B)purchase of land from France.
C)the movement of settlers seeking cheap land to cultivate.
D)war and purchase from Mexico.
E)purchase from indigenous people.
2
The term Manifest Destiny was used to describe
A)the inevitability of American independence from Britain.
B)the superiority of the U.S. Constitution.
C)the inevitability of American dominion over all of North America.
D)the superiority of the North to the South during the Civil War.
E)all of the above
3
At Wounded Knee in 1890,
A)Colonel George Armstrong Custer was defeated by the Lakota Sioux.
B)thousands of eastern Cherokee were crowded onto a desolate reservation in Oklahoma.
C)Sioux warriors, emboldened by the Ghost Dance movement, attacked and massacred a community of white settlers.
D)U.S. cavalry massacred a settlement of 200 Sioux men, women, and children.
E)Blackfoot warriors tried unsuccessfully to escape across the border into Canada.
4
Which of the following was acquired as a result of the Mexican-American War?
A)Montana
B)California
C)Iowa
D)Oregon
E)Missouri
5
The constitutional issue at the center of the American Civil War was
A)the balance of power between the president and the Congress.
B)the balance of power between the state governments and the federal government.
C)conflicting claims between the individual and society.
D)the rights of immigrant labor versus the rights of slave labor.
E)how to fulfill ideals of the Enlightenment.
6
The Emancipation Proclamation
A)freed all slaves in the western hemisphere.
B)freed all slaves who took up arms against the South.
C)made the abolition of slavery an explicit goal of the Civil War.
D)freed all slaves in the western territories.
E)promised to free all slaves at the end of the Civil War.
7
British Canada gained a large French population as a result of
A)France's loss of its Canadian colonies in the Seven Years' War.
B)the flight to Canada of French Protestants in the eighteenth century.
C)French citizens fleeing the Napoleonic wars.
D)French fur traders being driven out of the United States.
E)all of the above
8
Which of the following provinces was not part of the Dominion of Canada by 1900?
A)Alberta
B)British Columbia
C)Nova Scotia
D)Ontario
E)Quebec
9
In Latin America, the road to a stable state was hindered by
A)a lower-class conspiracy against the wealthy.
B)a socialist revolution.
C)sharp divisions among the creoles, and the seizure of power by caudillos.
D)the re-establishment of Spanish rule.
E)all of the above
10
The Mexican Revolution was fundamentally a conflict between
A)supporters of the Catholic church and anti-cleric communists.
B)liberal and socialist programs for social reform.
C)supporters of Emiliano Zapata and supporters of Pancho Villa.
D)Mexican business interests and foreign investors.
E)conservative landowners and landless peasants.
11
The United States government moved a number of Indian tribes including the Cherokee to Oklahoma.
A)True
B)False
12
In the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Lakota Sioux were defeated by Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
A)True
B)False
13
Mexico's invasion of Texas precipitated the Mexican-American War.
A)True
B)False
14
The War of 1812 splintered Canada into rival factions.
A)True
B)False
15
Between 1840 and 1867, Britain sought to defuse ethnic tension in Canada by expanding home rule and by allowing provinces to govern their internal affairs.
A)True
B)False
16
Railroads shaped America's society and economy by doing all of the following except
A)creating an integrated national economy.
B)spurring the development of other industries.
C)providing cheap transportation for manufactured and agricultural goods.
D)encouraging the development of improved managerial skills.
E)undermining support for private property.
17
New inventions toward the turn of the century included all of the following except
A)electric lights.
B)electric motor.
C)radio.
D)phonograph.
E)telephone.
18
The National Policy for economic development of Canada included
A)tariffs to protect Canadian industry.
B)recruitment of immigrants.
C)construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
D)all of the above
E)none of the above
19
Economic development in Latin America was limited because
A)elites profited from European trade and investment and had little incentive to diversify the economy.
B)most goods were manufactured on self-sufficient haciendas.
C)state control discouraged foreign investment.
D)there were insufficient natural resources in Latin America.
E)there wasn't enough cheap labor in Latin America.
20
During the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, Mexico achieved all of the following except
A)construction of rail and telegraph lines.
B)industrial expansion.
C)paved streets and electric lights in Mexico city.
D)improved public health and education.
E)significant foreign investment in the Mexican economy.
21
Institutions such as the Carlisle Indian School and the Toledo Indian School made clear
A)the deep appreciation American whites had for Indian culture.
B)the extent to which the U.S. government went to ensure the survival of Indian culture
C)the degree to which white society sought to replace tribal influences with American values.
D)the degree to which Indians continued to resist white society in the early nineteenth century.
E)all of the above
22
After Reconstruction, former slaves in the American South
A)elected biracial governments for the first time in U.S. history.
B)remained free, but lost many of their civil rights.
C)continued to dominate southern society.
D)gained control of their own schools and local institutions.
E)all of the above
23
The Northwest Rebellion in Canada in 1885 was sparked by
A)the westward movement of British Canadian settlers and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
B)tensions between British and Japanese settlers on the frontier.
C)conflicts between settlers and the railroad over land rights.
D)tensions between British and French residents and newcomers from Eastern Europe.
E)a border dispute between Canadian and American settlers on the western plains.
24
The gaucho in Argentina is similar to what widely romanticized figure in American history?
A)the fur trader
B)the solitary prospector
C)the homesteader
D)the cattle rustler
E)the western cowboy
25
By 1900, Latin American women had achieved
A)expanded educational opportunities.
B)the right to vote in national elections.
C)the right to divorce.
D)property rights within marriage.
E)nothing at all.
26
Juan Manuel de Rosas was a radical revolutionary who was eventually arrested and executed.
A)True
B)False
27
Most migrants who went to Latin America worked on agricultural plantations.
A)True
B)False
28
To simplify the movement of trains, American railroads divided North America into four time zones in 1883.
A)True
B)False
29
In contrast to the segregation that racial minorities faced in the United States, Chinese immigrants to Canada were accorded equal social and economic rights.
A)True
B)False
30
In part because of the heritage of colonialism, Latin American society was hierarchically organized on ethnic and color lines.
A)True
B)False







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