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

2. Who said America, "hath a blank sheet to write upon"?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Thomas Paine.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Lord Chesterfield.

3. Who had an international reputation as a hero in the 1780s?
(a) Ben Franklin.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) George Washington.

4. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?
(a) James Allen.
(b) Israel Williams.
(c) John Quincy Adams.
(d) Samuel Cooper.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said America was "just emerging from the rude unpolished condition of an infant country"?

2. Who said that the secret of America's prosperity was the celebration of work?

3. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?

4. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Towards the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century, what was the result of Americans believing that every man was his own moral agent who was his own master in all respects and could dispose himself as he wished?

2. Why were the American gentry alarmed at the desire of the common people to share in the conduct of the government?

3. By the end of the 18th century, what was the source of the American aristocracy's downfall?

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

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

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

7. What was the reason for the American 'economic miracle' of the 19th century?

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

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

10. Why have historians criticized John Hancock?

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