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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 defined modern politicians as "persons who have little, if any regard for the welfare of the republic unless immediately connected with . . . their own private pursuits"?
(a) The Niles Weekly Register.
(b) The Philadelphia News Journal.
(c) The Republican Voice.
(d) The Federalist Weekly News.

2. Who said, "the attracting force of universal love" existed in all people?
(a) George Cabot.
(b) William Channing.
(c) Joel Barlow.
(d) William Sampson.

3. What did John Adams consider to be the main mark of a gentleman?
(a) Dedication to public service.
(b) Virture and charitable causes.
(c) A liberal arts education.
(d) Wealth and ease of life.

4. What was the most radical ideology initiated by the Revolution?
(a) . Republicanism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Liberalism.
(d) Equality.

5. What percent of colonial Americans were loyalists?
(a) 20%.
(b) 10%.
(c) 15%.
(d) 5%.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?

2. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?

3. Where was the first county fair held?

4. Who said America, "hath a blank sheet to write upon"?

5. What form of address came into general use in the late 18th century?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?

2. On what precept was freemasonry organized?

3. What influence did George Washington exert at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787?

4. How did the opinion of a traditional gentleman's assumption of leisure change towards the end of the 18th century?

5. What does this quote mean? "Idolatry to Monarchs, and servility to Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time."

6. What did the American westward movement of the early 19th century do to traditional forms of social organization?

7. What was the Constitution of 1787 suppose to mitigate?

8. Why was it impossible for Christianity to be the one means of unifying America at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries?

9. How did early Americans' views of the government change after the Revolution?

10. Why did American office holders from 1776 on urge their republican governments to not only pay salaries but to keep raising them?

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