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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What suggestion did George Washington want in the Farewell Address, but Hamilton talked him out of?
(a) Establishment of a large obelisk as a monument to him in the capital city.
(b) Establishment of the Internal Revenue Service.
(c) National health care.
(d) Establishment of a national university in the capital city.

2. What did Representative John Page say was the real threat of the petition?
(a) Civil War.
(b) Abolition.
(c) Financial Ruin.
(d) Silence.

3. How many votes did the House take before placing Jefferson in office?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Thirty-six.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

4. What did Representative Jackson base his pro-slavery position upon?
(a) The Bible and ministers from Georgia.
(b) His father's teachings.
(c) The Koran.
(d) Documents developed by research at the University of Virginia.

5. In his Farewell Address and subsequent speeches to Congress before his retirement, what was George Washington's statement on slavery?
(a) He was silent.
(b) He recommended it be abolished.
(c) He recommended it continue and increase.
(d) He recommended the states determine it on their own.

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous American endorsed this petition?

2. What was the nickname given to John Adams in the Constitutional Congress?

3. When George Washington wrote to the Cherokee Nation, what did he recommend that they do?

4. What office did John Adams have in George Washington's Presidency?

5. What is one significance of the debate in 1790 over the Quaker petitions?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think the framers of the Constitution placed a moratorium on laws regarding slavery until 1808?

2. What was the main difference between the Jefferson/Adams friendship and the Jefferson/Madison friendship?

3. Why did Washington turn away requests that he become a king of the new republic?

4. How did George Washington behave with regard to slavery?

5. Discuss in detail the reasons Washington decided to retire from public office.

6. Why was Jefferson so enamored with the French Revolution?

7. Describe Washington physically as well as the legend surrounding him.

8. Describe the change in Jefferson's attitude towards Washington that began with the Whiskey Rebellion.

9. How serious would it have been if South Carolina and Georgia seceded from the Union in 1790?

10. How did the individual states handle these issues when the Federal Government remained silent on the subject of slavery? Give examples.

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